Tekno Too – Cum On (Club Mix) [1992]
October 1, 2014

No, I had not forgotten you folks! Just been slammed like a beast as of late. That said, many hours of music have been consumed so there should be plenty to see around here for a while. Starting with this Turbo Cheese Behemoth from Tekno Too. I originally heard this on my beloved Grooverider, Dreamscape 2 tape and as a young 12 year old lad, it blew my uncultured socks off.

But what a hardcore track this is, hell it doesnt even bother with a handy DJ friendly intro. Nope, its just POW, here have a facemelting piano. Forget trying to beatmix this badboy. Just hard cut at the top of a buildup and you’ll have the place erupt. An absolutely unashamedly Hardcore banger in the classic sense of the word. No fancy stuff just a break to get you shuffling and an assortment of epic riffs and vocal stabs to get you grinning from ear to ear. Bonafide legendary status this one.

Adam F – Dirty Harry (Grooverider Remix) [1997]
December 20, 2011

You have to hand it to Adam F, full respect for Colours, its one of the genre defining Drum & Bass albums ever released. More so to have the good sense to use Grooverider’s remix of Dirty Harry as the one that makes its way onto said album. This really is 6 minutes of pure perfection. The introduction is the dogs, the easy wind up steppin’ business of the first 2 mins and into that cracking breakdown just sets the whole track up for some serious head nodding and shuffling. There have been a ton of remixes that do this original cut proud but nothing beats the original remix! To be honest, I cant actually say ive ever hear Adam F’s original, unsurprising considering how massive this track is.


Cracking remix from Decoder & Peshay

And not forgetting this excellent cut from Ganja Kru. I have to say, the break is the star in this version;

Soundman & Don Lloydie with Elisabeth Troy – Greater Love [1994]
November 16, 2010

Damn, remember this cut? I have no idea why but Elizabeth Troy’s fantastic vocal popped into my head about 10 seconds ago. What a vocal it is as well, it absolutely trounces this otherwise middle of the road Jungle offering. Soundman takes it too easy on the break, aiming for a more Bukem sound but retaining the broken beats of Jungle. However, once your about three minutes in, all the pieces fall into place and the track (finally) takes off. A proper hard steppa of a track. Raw and gorgeous, just the way it should be!

On the B-Side Shy FX does a what he does best and drops massive great bass warps and amens over the vocal for the dancehall folks, definately loosing the melodic aspect of the original, instead opting to beat you to death with Junglism.
Don Lloydie & Soundman – Greater Love (Shy Fx Dubplate remix)