‘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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Built in 1901 as the display hall for the German company Bechstein Pianos, the Wigmore Hall was seized as enemy property in WWI and sold at auction for a fraction of its value. These days, boasting perfect acoustics, art nouveau decor and an excellent basement restaurant, the 'Wiggy' is one of the world's top chamber music venues and currently hosts around 400 events a year. Programming leans on the classical and Romantic periods. The Monday lunchtime recitals, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, are excellent value, as are the Sunday morning coffee concerts. Musical luminaries who have performed at the Wigmore Hall include Sergey Prokofiev, Shura Cherkassky, Paul Hindemith, Andrés Segovia, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc. Tours of the auditorium, with its famous Art Nouveau mural, and other parts of the building take place during the Open House London event in September.
Venue says: “Booking now for Sep-Dec 2017! Intimate concerts featuring internationally acclaimed classical musicians. Tickets from £15 or less.”