By admin, 2019-12-01
I stumbled across this massive archive of Jungle drum and bass history, Amazing hours of listening OMG!
By admin, 2019-04-03
Drum and Bass Download
Welcome to our exclusive drum and bass download music website,
buy music, free choppage,Jungle Drum and Bass Download mp3 jungle dubplates for DJs.
We have a growing number of MP3`s and digital dubplates for download.
Many Dj` are on the lookout for exclusive dubplates to play on thier set , This site caters for just that
We also have a essential selection of free mp3 and samples for download there are many drum and bass artists on board.
By BIZZY B,TDK,BREAKAGE,EQUINOX,DJ FADA,DR GENIUS,DUB MELITIA,VERB and much more
we have a growing number of exclusives ready for djs and music producers
DRUM AND BASS MP3 / WAV
Exclusive Drum and Bass Dubplates on mp3 for download See some of the latest dubs inside Below.
These are our latest Dubplates
A drum and bass Dubplate is an exclusive mix played by many djs on the circuit ,ajungle dubplate Dubplate or special, is an exclusive version of a piece of music, usually (re-)recorded by a Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, or Chutney artist for a West Indian or Caribbean Sound System. Although CD is now the preferred format for these recordings, the use of the word "Dubplate" (commonly abbreviated "dub", particularly in the Drum & Bass scene) to describe them has survived.
These recordings are often used for competing in a sound clash, in which rival reggae or soca sound systems compete with each other to produce the most imaginative or unusual dubplate specials. The exclusivity of the recording is made evident by changes to the usual lyrics to include the name of the sound system that has commissioned the recording, often remarking on the prowess of the sound system in question, and sometimes the weaknesses of the opposing sound system(s) in a given competition.
Dubplate Specials are an essential tool in a sound clash - the more exclusive the better - but they also form an intrinsic part of the Reggae industry. A notable example is the special of "No, No, No (You Don't Love Me)" recorded by Dawn Penn for a number of sound systems in the early nineties. The special recorded for Saxon Studio International sound system replaced the lyrics "No, no, no, you don't love me..." with "No, no, no, can't test Saxon", referring to the invincibility of the sound system. The song became an international hit, and Dawn Penn endorsed several other sound systems with the same lyrics and continued to do so for many year
By admin, 2018-08-06
Yes peeps its time for a hardcore jungle history lesson
For those who don’t know this track playing was on one of my early releases whitehouse records .
Whitehouse records was one of the most iconic hardcore labels out there.as far as I know It was born out of a distribution company called mows music machine.
Mos music machine was a major player in the distribution of early hardcore / junglealong side basement distribution, jump start , shell shock and SRD.
Back in the day the future of hardcore solely relied on the djs that played the music on pirate radio and at the major underground clubs.
Back in the day we did not have the internet , social media Facebook, soundcloud to promote our music.To promote tracks back then it was all about who you knew and which dis you could get to play your music.
Tunes were promoted on pirate radio and in the clubs and music was even promoted through the record shops..
Due to the huge amount of releases available DJS had so many tracks to choose from weekly so they had to be very selective as the majority of DJS were only booked to play for a 1 - 2 hour set .
which means hundreds of tunes back in the day were left un heard and not even promoted.
The science EP was one of my first releases to show a real buzz and brings back lots of good memories and also had a few follow ups.
I hope you have enjoyed this insite into my small piece of retro music history.
Thanks for watching , Please smash the like button and subscribe if you want to see more videos like this.
By admin, 2017-02-17
Evolution of Jungle and Darkstep
in Drum and Bass Music
Drum and Bass, also referred to as DnB, is a genre of electronic music that originated in the
British rave culture of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Drum & bass of this period is often termed
as “Jungle”, which is a mix of several other genres like Acid Techno, House, Dancehall, Reggae
and Hardcore Techno.
What is DnB music?
If you are curious about typical elements of DnB music, such tracks generally consist of fast
sampled breakbeats played between 160 and 190 BPM. These are accompanied by heavy bass
and sub bass synthesizer melodies. In fact, the Winston Brothers made a significant contribution
to the drum and bass music with their funk song "Amen, Brother". The commonly-used
breakbeat called “Amen Break” used by drum and bass artists everywhere is sampled from that
song. Other bands and artists in the D &B arena include Pendulum, Noisia, Black Sun Empire,
Concord Dawn and Spor.
Jungle ends….Darkstep begins
At the end of the 1990s, the term “Jungle” started to wane, as Drum n Bass began to
incorporate fewer influences from genres such as Reggae and Dancehall. That is when
“Darkstep” began to take shape in the form of DnB. Like other drum and bass subgenres, its
musical characteristics include heavy use of sampled breakbeats and synthesized bass and the
overall song structure and length is consistent with jungle and other drum and bass styles.
What is Darkstep?
If you compare the more mainstream drum and bass artists to Darkstep, you will find that
producers are more inclined towards a uplifting mood via their music. This accomplished by the
use of atmospheric synthesizer melodies, film samples and influences from industrial and
alternative genres of music. But what really works for Darkstep is the dynamic combination ofthe often distorted and twisted lead bass sound and the heavy drum beat. An interesting aspect
about this version is instead of sampling breakbeat loops played by actual drummers as it
happens in other D & B genres, Darkstep producers often write their own drum loops using
drum machines. It shares a similarity with live drum and bass sets too – they hardly play live
instruments during shows. DJ equipment is used for creating live mixes of tracks.
Sub-genres like Techstep and Neurofunk were conceptualized by D n B producers who discarded
the Reggae and Dancehall elements of early Jungle recordings for more complex breakbeats and
electronic rhythms. That is why Darkstep is often used interchangeably with these terms, but
even though they are similar, each sub-genre has its own individuality.
By admin, 2015-01-14
Sorry folks the site was down due to server issues, all sorted now, Thanks for your support.