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  • multi jungle/dnb vibez of all eras (raer-r)

    ketan said:
    Nice one - I liked that album when it came out and didn't realize a whole remix project dropped.

    Gonna keep an eye out for Machinedrum mixes now.  

    Which reminds me... Been chatting on Insta about what constitutes Jungle and what is D&B...

    For me, Jungle came from Ragga and was when the Ragga sound systems started dropping rave and braekbeat under the MCs.  It has to have MCing for my money.  You could have ravier stuff under it but that is what spat out The Prodigy and Altern-8 etc.  

    I know it goes back to Paul Ibiza and Fabio/Grooverider but IIRC (and it is from memory because it was not my style) it was deffo a MC-fronted genre.

    Whereas... D&B... Those sped-up braeks under a wider style of music, maybe like the Rochelle-style vocals, more hi-tech or darker experimental instrumentals (I had a mate with most of the Moving Shadow releases and that for me was peak D&B).  Goldie/Metalheadz nailed the limits of the sampling tech and took it out there.  It was definitely a wider-ranging label applied after Jungle had become popular.

    I do remember the Ozric Tentacles guys spun off a faster ravier/techno sound but it wasn't either of the above, (googled it - Eat Static) but listening to it now on YT it's... what... well... neither Jungle or D&B.

    Takes me back... got stopped going into a D&B night because I had an MA-1 jacket on and I had an expensive metal pen in the arm pocket that the bouncer insisted was a weapon.  Before I could argue the toss my mate turned round and claimed he was the then-current premier league footballer Trevor Sinclair and that I was the opening DJ and they waved us in without paying.  Complete BS.

    I should have made a career out of that.

  • multi jungle/dnb vibez of all eras (raer-r)

    It's not a bad selection at all.  If you are in the mood for pacy electronica.
  • Soul Strut 25. This is the End.

    Hey Frank!  I disagree.  Humanity is important and this was/is one of the few online places you can glimpse the best of it and/or escape, momentarily, the worst of it.

    It's possibly an age-R thing where the younguns are in their family phase and don't have time for distractions that don't pay the bills but the time will come back and this place will be missed.

    Not by you apparently but everything's not for everyone.  I get it. (Salute gremlin)

    Thanks for the African digging stories, and the escape from Conakry caper with the fake satellite phones, AK47s in the garden, and digging the parasites out of the hounds.  Good times.

    Crocodile cases ftw.

  • Bicycles

    Danno3000 said:
    Sold my trail bike and my DH bike when COVID hit. Bought an eMTB and became lone wolf ebike warrior, accessing far-away and unused trails with the power of electrons. Ended up doing some unbelievable rides, single greatest bike development since bikes themselves. 

    Kids are roasting it on their bikes. 

    Bikes still great!

    Off IG but had to return to Strut to read about the Biz. 

    Oh man an ebike? That's the like CTI of biking. Real headz are on their custom steel hardtails listening to strata east and crushing.

    Frame is pre-Soulstrut, xtr crank and crabon (sic) forks and bars make it light AF.  It'll rust through eventually but seems nothing lasts forever


    I remember Zappa and Phil Collins were in the show too... I thought "I wonder if you could have made a band?" 

    Turns out very probably -

    The musicians who appeared on Miami Vice:
    Glenn Frey
    Gene Simmons
    Leonard Cohen
    Phil Collins
    Ted Nugent
    Little Richard
    Barbra Streisand
    Willie Nelson
    Frank Zappa
    James Brown
    Harry Shearer
    Miles Davis
    The Power Station
    Michael De Barres
    Sheena Easton
    David Johansen
    Isaac Hayes
    Jan Hammer