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Boy In Da Corner
Boy In Da Corner
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.75

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Straight from the ghetto, 28 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Boy In Da Corner (Audio CD)
Dylan Mills comes from an area of london that has it's far share of social problems; crime, prostitution, drugs, but what is developed here is not a recital of the misfortune of murdered gang members, it is something that has a message to all the pen pushing, aristocratic upper class individuals that fail to be aware that these places exist. It serves to illuminate the ways of the street and without being exaggerated to an extent that it seems unrealistic. Listen to the words carefully and you get a strong sense of anger and rage in this album. There are some incredibly heavy tracks; 'Stop Dat' probably being the grimest of the lot. Although the album sounds as if it has been created totally on fruity loops, this only helps to bring out the grimey beats and the destructive subs. a guest appearance from Wiley adds a new element to the album, and 'i luv u', although played frequently on MTV and in the clubs, is still my favourite track on the album. If you are looking for something different, finally a worthy expose of British ghetto living, dirtier than so solid and Mo Fire Crew, then 'Boy In Da Corner' is just the thing.


Sound Murderer
Sound Murderer
Offered by Printeez Limited
Price: £8.39

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a genre defining classic, 27 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Sound Murderer (Audio CD)
I first heard of remarc when i bought a jungle compilation about five years ago. His work immediately stood out from the crowd and i haven't looked any further in obtaining the ultimate early nineties hardcore jungle album than 'Sound Murderer'. the title 'Sound Murderer', is the understatement of the century. This man doesn't just slice a couple of amen breaks here and there and paste them back together to sound 'mashed up', he actually uses each hi hat, each snare, each kick to devastating effect, he doesn't just 'murder' it, he chops up the parts and feeds it to his dog. You can only hear this album to realize how incredible these beats actually are, they are in time, they are still amen, but they are injected with so much energy that i feel like the CD will spontaneously combust. The beats however are based upon mainly 3 old skool classics; Think, Sesame Street and of course the omnipotent Amen break. These breaks are still my favourite and always will be, any junglist nows that the amen has not been over used as it is what makes jungle what it is, it is the ultimate. The bass lines are also extremely deep. 'R.I.P' and 'Meridian' have the deepest of the lot and again must be heard to be believed.
This album will only really appeal to real junglists, my girlfriend izzy just smiled politely and nodded her head...she thought it was craptastic.
buy it if you love jungle it is as simple as that, you wont find better anywhere else.


Timeless
Timeless
Offered by FREETIME
Price: £8.00

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Caught between underground and mainstream- a classic, 27 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Timeless (Audio CD)
No one can deny that Goldie has been an innovative, groundbreaking and influential figure in drum'n'bass. This album paints a complex image where the metallic, compressed beats are often just a backdrop to the ambient washes and soporific femine vocals. Goldie didn't set out to make a brash, dark jungle album, i believe he wanted to issue the general public with a taster of what the so called 'underground' artists have to offer, as many outsiders viewed the genre as anti-social, repetitive noise. (not a chance!). In doing so Goldie has forged a sound that is way ahead of it's time, even today.
Die-hard junglists will no doubt find some of the tracks such as 'adrift' and 'state of mind' a bit too far removed from the dark 93' stomper 'terminator', but in my opinion they just emphasise Goldie's musicality and Rob Playford's engineering expertise.
This album features some groundbreaking engineering, indeed, 'Inner City Life' is used as a demonstration tool by many electronics companies. Despite this attention to detail, there are various tracks which are filled with emotion and warmth such as 'You&Me'.It is worth buying if only for the revolutionary 'Timeless'ep,(included here in it's original format)aswell as the classics- 'Angel' and 'Kemistry'.
Don't miss out on this unique classic; it may just be the most important solo drum'n'bass of the nineties.
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