Mixtape Monday 3

August 1, 2006 at 10:10 am (Classics, Grumble Grumble, Jungle, Mixtape, Summer Banger!!!)

Oops. So last night some Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovich at the Proms. James and I ended up meeting one of the second violins and leader of the percussion of the London Philharmonic at the bar afterwards and chatting till late about music and stuf so Mixtape Monday is a day late.

So I’m gonna try and keep it brief today. A bunch of hardcore and jungle mix tapes – I’ve put them up in rough chronological order. If you’re not too familiar with jungle an ting you should check this short film out – its basically a history of the Amen break which pretty much is the central building block of the tunes on these mixes. Watch Nate Harrison’s Can I Get An Amen?. Anyway I love the Jungle Mania mix – the CD was also available un mixed which I had but every tune is a classic and no mouthy MC gabbing on about nothing in particular. Also the GOSH! mixtape is great. Around 2002 Big Dada had a bunch of bouncement releases like Extra Yard and Lotek Hi Fi – its all kind of a mix of UK hip hop and dancehall – anyway they had a club night at Plastic People and this was given away free – nicenice.

Top Buzz @ Dreamscape 3 (1992)

Slipmat @ Fantazia New Year’s Eve 92-93

Mickey Finn @ Universe Big Love 1993

Darren Jay @ AWOL 1993

Jungle Mania 1 Mixtape

Jumping Jack Frost @ Junglemania 1995

DJ Rusher & Jumping Jack Frost 1995

Kenny A La Fu – GOSH! Bouncement Mixtape 2002

Spank Rock Breezeblock Mix 2006

You can purchase Jungle Mania 1 from Amazon here and Extra Yard and Lotek Hi Fi from Big Dada here and here.


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