Jungle Story LP Launch Party - Backlash, Whisper, Jtek & More!

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  1. AST@Backlash

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    "MONDAYS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME"

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    The Monday Club in association with
    Easy & Sativa Recs presents:


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    "Jungle Story" LP Launch Party on Monday 9th June 2008

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    £5 entry for all
    £3 entry for ladies and NUS before 11pm


    VENUE ADDRESS: PLASTIC PEOPLE, 147 CURTAIN RD, LONDON EC2A 3QE.
    (*1 MIN FROM CARGO, 2 MINS FROM 333CLUB, 3 MINS FROM HERBAL*)


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    The Jungle Story is a concept album brought together by the joint efforts of two stalwarts of the Drum & Bass scene, DJ Phantasy & Digital. DJ Phantasy realised that even after twenty years in the game, he did not know the backgrounds and experiences of the majority of the artists in the scene and quickly he and Digital decided it would be an interesting idea to create a platform for the MCs to regale us with tails of their journey to the top.

    The inspiration was born true when DJ Phantasy & Digital heard one of the earliest stories for the first time and it dawned on them that although they had headlined some of the very same raves that the MC talks about from 1991-92, they had never known much about the vocalist’s story until he hit mainstream D&B success many years after. If two producer / DJs who work behind the scenes in the Drum & Bass industry on a day-to-day basis didn’t know the story then how could they expect the general public to?

    From then on Digital & Phantasy knew this venture had something going for it and, as every new story from each of the talented vocalists and MCs associated with the album came through, it became clear that each of them had their own unique spin on the world of Drum & Bass and that each held an undeniable affinity for the music we all know and love, a fact which shines through on each and every story on this album.

    Of course, such a massive project hasn’t been an easy thing to achieve and over the past two and a half years at times seemed like an impossible task, but DJ Phantasy & Digital have nonetheless remained steadfast and managed to bring together a blend of 33 producers, MCs and vocalists to create a selection of tracks that go some way to documenting the history of our scene and some of the characters in it.

    Helping to put a face to Drum & Bass; DJ Phantasy & Digital give you

    The Jungle Story....


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    BACKLASH 002 "SECRET SOCIETY" OUT ON PROMOS NOW!

    A: “GRIND HOUSE DUB” / AA: “TABLA JAM – ZEDCOPTER (SECRET SOCIETY RMX)”

    Backlash 002 presents us with a glimpse of the mindset of upcoming production duo Secret Society:

    Side A (Grind House Dub) is a mysterious roller starting out with swirling percussion and minimal keys and giving way to growling sub bass and a gently menacing atmosphere. Spooked out snare rushes contribute to an already ghastly vibe before dropping into unique amen/sub-bass edits. This tune will undoubtedly leave your mind in a suspicious state.

    Side AA is an entirely new take on the sounds of South Asia, with a hypnotic future-dub presence taking control on a remix of ZedCopter’s “Tabla Jam”. An initial spaced-out sitar invites a darkly intriguing arpeggio. This soon leads way to deep subs and subdued spoken word, accented by the sting of frigid stabs and Bhangra beats. This is an enigmatic approach to South Asian electronica, and we can’t wait to hear more from this duo. Words by Cody Jordan

    DJ Support: Nihal, Bobby Friction, Randall, Amit, Outrage, Modular


    www.backlashrecords.com

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    WHISPER AUDIO 001 OUT NOW!

    "LOVE LIKE BLOOD" / "SUNBATHING"

    OUTRAGE, APERTURE, KIRSTY HAWKSHAW

    Aperture were grace with the vocal presence of siren enchantress Kirsty Hawkshaw. The collaboration was the genesis of a unique hybrid of cutting edge beats and bass, developed orchestration, and ethereal vocal arrangement...a new sound was born. Building upon shared knowledge and individual perspective of the music industry, the three decided to join forces. Their sole pursuit is the development and recognition of experimental music with emphasis on vocal integration. Whisper Audio is their medium.

    Side A graces us with a brilliant twist, providing a haunting rendition of Killing Joke's post-punk classic "Love Like Blood". Spooked-out drums and keys lead to dirty stepper beats, which bounce off deep subs to accentuate an already dark presence presented by the vocals. The song culminates in a fury of ghastly stabs, dirty beats, and raw bass to give the listener a feeling none other than spine-tingling.

    On the flip, "Sunbathing" boasts a musical flair, and provides a bit of inspiration to the single. Running breaks compliment wistful lyrics, shining through a hopeful (albeit melancholic) accompaniment. This tune truly exemplifies the potential of vocal music within the realm of drum and bass, and holds the potential to become a beacon for the emotional side of our genre.

    www.whisper-audio.com

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    J-TEK 002 RELEASE JUNE 2008 !!!

    KIRSTY HAWKSHAW "FINE DAY" 2008 J-TEK REMIX

    A: "FINE DAY 2008" / AA: "MADE IN ENGLAND"


    With a label like J-Tek it only makes sense for nostalgic anthems like “Fine Day”, a smash hit in 1992 by Opus III, to get a 2008 revamp. The strange thing about considering this a 2008 revamp is the fact that this could have easily been tagged “1993 hardcore mix” and one wouldn’t be surprised by the output. Classic melodies, hypnotic drums and warm vibes provide the perfect sonic bed for Kirsty’s subtly-soaring vocals. With an appropriate title like “Fine Day” it’s more than just that! Having the added bonus of Outrage and Modular’s bass driven beats mixed in, this “fine day” quickly becomes superlative.

    To contrast side A, Outrage and Digital bring the darkness with “Made In England”. Relating it to a day of madness set to bouncing drums and dark side nastiness this tune doesn’t disappoint one bit and the works of Outrage and Digital are exemplary. With all of the quirky, aggressive, mutilated sounds that arise from today’s Drum & Bass scene, it’s good to know that capable producers are revisiting that bloodclat Jungle Tekno!!!


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    J-TEK and BACKLASH MP3s AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT www.dto4music.co.uk

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    www.j-tekrecords.co.uk

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    www.backlashrecords.com

    Backlash Records
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  2. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    May I humbly suggest updating the jungle story website? Hasn't changed for years and its a joke/embarrassment.