I think Dillinja for the most part is an aweful producer and I think its even more aweful that people buy his aweful tunes which gives him insentive to make even more aweful tunes thereby creating a chain of never ending aweful tunes that are just plain aweful.
On the bright side he made nice tunes in 1993 and 1994. I have a jungle tekno tune that he did called "Deadly Ceremonies" and another tune with 92 vibes (although made in 96) called "Got To" which I'm quite fond of.
He has the ability to make good tunes, he just doesn't anymore because he can get away with making rubbish because rubbish sells these days. Why do you think I'm always going on about how good jungle used to be... because it USED TO BE good! There used to be something simmilar to "Quality Control" in the stream of things.
Also the more aweful the new DNB tunes are that come out the more happy I am that I have such an elitist taste in this music because I know I'm correct and unfortunatly that also makes beautiful tunes like Finest Illusion go for 200 pounds on Ebay because theres plenty other people out there that share my opinion. This state of things also drives quality producers out of the scene like Alpha Omega because the majority of DnB artists are making crap and perhaps that means if someone is trying to make GOOD DNB the crap artists will chase the good artist out because he makes them look bad. I'm just guessing but it seems that way to me right now.
You know, not EVERYONE shares this opinion. While I may or may not be a huge Dillinja fan, there are many tunes being produced these days that are very beautiful. The amount of MUSICAL talent that exists in DnB production today is far and away better then what existed in 1992. Yah, Jungle itself may have been better back in '92...but DnB has evolved well past the "Jungle" stage.
I can list a ton of tracks from a ton of genres that are very expensive to buy because they are incredibly old. Give it 10 years, and I bet parts of my record collection are over 200 US dollars each too (much like Wishing on a Star is now in the US, theres an old DnB cut for ya). That does nothing to prove how "good" the era was, it simply proves the records have long since gone out of press, and finding a playable copy is applicably difficult.
As an up and coming producer and DJ, I find your implied opinion that anyone who producers, spins or enjoys modern DnB is some kind of idiot who doesn't know what "good" DnB is, very offensive. Maybe I am the only one, and I am taking it out of context/proportion, but you seem to rag on modern DnB and its artists/lovers quite a bit in your posts...
Okay, and on the original subject....I think DIllinja has done a lot for the DnB world, as many have stated before me...but I do think some of his latest tunes are a tad bit cheesey for my tastes, although I do have some floating around my box (like This is a Warning)..