REINFORCED SOUND Episode 3

21 09 2010

Our acclaimed trilogy of tributes to the legendary Reinforced Records reaches the final instalment

This is another journey through 20 years of the finest drum and bass / jungle / hardcore (whatever you want to call it) the world has seen. Technical, melodic, cutting edge, the blueprint. Rolling snares, tech-time stretches, surging bass, juno pads…. all building blocks for that distinctive Reinforced sound.

90mins of innovation. Enjoy.

Download the mix from: HERE PAL

Tracklist:

Sonar Circle – The 5th Dragon

Tek 9 – The Friday Takeaway Order

Code 071 – A London Someting

Tom & Jerry – Untitled – It Comes a Dime a Dozen EP

Tek 9 – You’ve Got To Slow Down (The ReRun)

Manix – Alright Wid Me (Tek 9 Rmx)

Rufige Cru – Killa Muffin

Tek 9 – Just a Dream (Manix Remix)

G Force & Seiji – Northern Exposure

Seiji – Storm Report

Alpha Omega – Electro Cyanide

Sonar Circle – Fresh

4Hero – Where’s The Boy?

Tom & Jerry – Let Your Spirit Rise

4Hero – Journey From The Light

Underground Software Vol.1 – Conscious Lyrics

Seiji – Innovation

Arcon 2 – Liquid Earth Part 1

Cold Mission – Comin On Strong

Torus – Perspective

Tom & Jerry – Till The Morning

Project AKO – The Afterglow Pt 1 & 2

Sonar Circle – Us and Them

Alpha Omega – Night Train

Doc Scott – Let’s GO

Rufige Cru – Menace

Manix – You Held My Hand

Manix – Feel Real Good Remix

Tom & Jerry – Maximum Booty Style Pt3

Tom & Jerry – Charlie Brown Interlude

4Hero – Burning Up (R Solution Remix)

G Force & Seiji – Clear Vision

Nick OD – Spam (just a little bit though)

And don’t forget you can find the previous 2 installations here…

Episode 1: https://spacebass.wordpress.com/2009/12/24/mix-a-reinforced-sound-episode-1-tribute-to-the-r/

Episode 2: https://spacebass.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/reinforced-sound-episode-2/

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Mix! A REINFORCED Sound Episode *2*

19 01 2010

Following on from the popularity of my first Reinforced Sound tribute mix – click HERE, I’ve put together another journey through the immense Reinforced Records library

This mix is very similar to the first one – a combination of hardcore tracks, rollers, breakbeat vibes – but adds a dash more jazz to the sound, using some sweet sweet samples – check out Fusion Forum’s “Vintage Keys (The Art)” to see what I mean. Another favourite is Chris Energy’s  “Around” from the Drum Perspectives EP – really technical drum programming from a man who now sells some wicked vinyl down Brick Lane! 🙂

Oh yes, and I know 4Hero’s ‘Dauntless’ was on Talkin Loud… just needed to put it in there!

As always, feedback welcomed. Enjoy!

CLICK HERE FOR REINFORCED SOUND 2

G-Force and Seiji – “Clear Vision”
4Hero – “Dauntless (Restless Soul Nova Mix)”
Tek 9 – “Jus’ Can’t Keep My Cool”
Manix – “When You Hold Me Close”
Underground Software – “Music Maker Posse”
Chris Energy – “Around”
Leon Mar – “Da Men Who Fell to Earth”
Fusion Forum – “Vintage Keys (The Art)”
Seiji – “Density”
Immortal Minds – “Me N To You”
Nucleus & Paradox – “This Side of Forever”
Nebula II – “Atheama” (1992)
Tek 9 – “It’s London”





Mix! A REINFORCED Sound Episode 1 – Tribute to ‘The R’

24 12 2009

Reinforced Records mean a lot to me, and it’s fair to say, their pioneering sound shaped my current love of music and helped educate me about music of the past.

I won’t provide a long, detailed bio on the label – there’s plenty out there on the web, like this one: http://www.discogs.com/label/Reinforced+Records

However, it’s clear that the diverse jungle / drum and bass sounds they put out on (seriously loud) vinyl spawned many many imitators, founded more than one ‘scene’ and inspired / developed artists such as Seiji, Domu and countless others. And when I say ‘scenes’, I’m referring to them being the grand-daddys of the drum and bass era, and also the catalyst for the nu-jazz / broken beat movement. It’s easy to overlook the influence Reinforced had on the music we love today, but just take a look at their discography and you’ll know how far they reached

I’ve been meaning to do these mixes for a while – well, I actually did a series of Reinforced compilations but they’re somewhere at home on D90 tapes! biggrin.gif
I’m not going to include every single track in this new series of mixes, but I will be going across the collection from 1993 thru to 2004

Enjoy and feedback welcome!

http://www.zshare.net/audio/70199377ce316e82/

Internal Affairs – “In My Soul”
Spacelink Remixes – “Timezone”
Tek 9 – “Dem a Gwan Like Dem Know Badness”
Manix – “The X Factor (The Directors Cut)”
Steve Alexander – “The Crafty”
Rufige Kru – “Rollin Like Scottie”
Tek 9 – “You Got To Slow Down”
Arcon 2 – “Unorthodox Activity”
Manix + Rufige Kru – “You Held My Hand”
4Hero – “Students of the Future (Rufige Kru Rmx)”
Alpha Omega – “Nubian Mindz Pt.2”
Manix – “Turn Away Skull (Dub Plate, 10″ Press)”
Sonar Circle – “Free Spirit”
4Hero – “Golden Age (Peace 1000 4Hero Rmx)”





New Mix – Jump Up Vol 1

27 10 2009

SpaceBass

Keepin it simple. A collection of my favourite jungle / drum and bass records from the past. Rollers, jump up tracks and records that stand the test of time. Metalheadz, Hype, Lemon D. Enjoy

Jump Up Vol 1

Tracklist:

Low Noise Block – “Rave In The Bedroom” (Ibiza Rec)
Nookie – “Love Is The Message” (Absolute 2)
Jonny L – “Hurt You So” (Tuch Wood)
Bodysnatch – “Euphony (aka Just For You London)” (White)
2BadMice – “2BadMice Remix” (Moving Shadow)
Nino – “Revelation” (Production House)
Lemon D – “Change Remix” (V Recordings)
Unknown – Unknown (Creative Source)
J.Magik – “Transmission” (Metalheadz)
Primary Motive – “Dreamworld” (Creative Source)
Dillinja/Lemon D – “Acid Trak” (PAIN Records)
Krust – “WARHEAD Steppa Remix” (V Recordings)
DJ Hype – “Hardswing” – (Suburban Base)
XLR8 – “Dub Plate Original aka Wah Do Dem” (White)
XLR8 – “Dub Plate Remix by Ray Keith” (Unknown)
Metalheadz – “Terminator” (Synthetic Records Dubplate)