‘Maximum Style' – Tom & Jerry
'Arsonist' – Urban Shakedown featuring Debo General
'Meditation’ – DJ Crystl
'Valley of the Shadows' – Origin Unknown
‘The Water Margin’ – Studio Pressure (Photek)
'The Helicopter Tune' – Deep Blue
‘Lighter’ – Sound of the Future
'Hitman' – Marvellous Cain
‘Conquering Lion’ – Code Red
‘Worries in the Dance’ – New Blood
'Original Nuttah' – Shy FX feat UK Apache
'Dread Bass' – Dead Dred
‘Fire’ (Urban Shakedown remix) – Prizna and Demolition Man
'Terrorist' – Renegade
‘RIP’ – Remarc
‘The Angels Fell’ – Dillinja
'Terminator' – Goldie
‘Renegade Snares’ (Foul Play remix) – Omni Trio
‘Babylon’ – Splash
‘Atlantis (I Need You)’ LTJ Bukem remix – Apollo Two
It's a lesson in less-is-more: the opening lush harp and a simple female vocal could be a dreamlike sequence out of 'Jason and the Argonauts', before it switches into one of the most spine-tingling breakdowns of all time, where alien bleeps (sampled from a Reel By Real techno track) are looped alongside an 'I want you, I need you' female vocal. The introduction of thundering 'Amen' drums and a seismic sub bass show jungle at its best; the roughness of beats and bass contrast beautifully with the smoothness of the samples and chords. And then, it just rolls and rolls.
Fast forward to 2014 and 'Atlantis' still makes the hairs on your arm stand to attention and sends shivers shooting through your body. Not just a jungle classic, 'Atlantis' is one of the all-time greats of any dance music genre.
Throughout September, pivotal UK dance hub Rinse FM is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting by focusing on six genres of club music that have blown up in its lifetime. This week, we got our Stussy tees on and rewound to the most innovative UK music scene of the early ’90s: jungle.
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