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On 30/05/2016 at 10:17 PM, Mentazm said:

1993, seminal tune, if a bit overplayed these days.

Yeah, it was one of those tunes on every single jungle compilation ever. Great tune but difficult to hear it fresh, if that makes sense.

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Those could be classed proto-hardcore, they're sort of where the beats-and-pieces sample collage craze of the late 80s was moving into breakbeat hardcore. Mantronix' King Of The Beats was the definite originator of that phase, but there were some great tunes like

 

 

 

 

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Steinski's lessons were hugely influential as well, but I think his records fuelled straight up hip hop more.

 

Strange year was 88, I'm not sure the dance scene would ever see records like this again:

 

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Rakim next to Nitro Delux. It all kinda made sense at the time though. Coldcut in particular seemed well placed to bridge all the seemingly disparate music genres. It was all kinda lumped into the same category, but it worked.

 

 

 

 

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I want to know more about the Dance music scene in Britain between 1989 and 1992 - post acid house but pre jungle. Can anybody recommend a good documentary or a book on that era? Google is bringing up mostly best of lists. 

 

-edit- found this little gem among them though (Altern8 sampled the bass/bleep for Infiltr8 202)

 

 

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