On Reflection: Three Years Of Blogging

“A passion for music that gradually escalated over time into a controlled obsession” It has been three years since this blog went online, although its conception goes further back, so I eventually decided it’s about time I shared some thoughts about how it all started, as well as provide a retrospective account of the eventsContinue reading “On Reflection: Three Years Of Blogging”

MJAZZ presents the MPOD series

“The music policy – as always with the label – is to be progressive and not be constrained by boundaries or genres” – Tony “Justice” Bowes The MPOD series is a critically acclaimed podcast series, published by the forward-thinking indie label Modern Urban Jazz (MJAZZ). Featuring a plethora of artists, producers, djs, collaborators, affiliates andContinue reading “MJAZZ presents the MPOD series”

Tune Of The Day #2 – Review for drumtrip.co.uk

UB40 – Until My Dying Day (Icons remix) – Dep International (DEPDJX4512, 1996) This is my second contribution to the oldschool specialist blog Drumtrip; a review and the background story behind the classic Icons remix of UB40‘s Until My Dying Day.  You can view the original post, as well the previous installments of the TOTDContinue reading “Tune Of The Day #2 – Review for drumtrip.co.uk”

MJAZZ presents The Modernists

The Modernists is a highly acclaimed, collectible, limited edition, compilation series project released by the forward-thinking Modern Urban Jazz (MJAZZ) label. To the time of writing The Modernists series consists of four volumes (official release date of the 4th volume is the 22nd of July, 2013), featuring mainly artists and affiliates of the MJAZZ collective.Continue reading “MJAZZ presents The Modernists”

Whatever happened to … Endemic Void?

“Ennio Morricone meeting Isaac Hayes in a full-on jungle vibe, Endemic Void  pushes the limits of time-stretchology with this deep, cinematic, frontline  fanfare. Rich, vibrant and all-encompassing” –   (Melody Maker, 1995)  The fourth installment of the series is dedicated to one of the unsung heroes of the golden era of drum and bass DannyContinue reading “Whatever happened to … Endemic Void?”

Whatever happened to … Partisan Recordings?

The third installment of the series is dedicated to the short-lived but highly influential label Partisan Recordings, established as one of the most innovative outlets of cutting-edge drum and bass in the late 90s. The purpose of this article is to shed light on the high impact of the label on the drum and bassContinue reading “Whatever happened to … Partisan Recordings?”

Count To Ten: Justice (Modern Urban Jazz, Moving Shadow, Creative Wax)

With a history that goes hand in glove with that of the development of drum & bass and jungle itself, Tony Bowes, aka Justice, has consistently spearheaded new musical forms. He is very much instrumental in the birth of drum & bass and is heralded as one of the true pioneers. Raised in Luton, JusticeContinue reading “Count To Ten: Justice (Modern Urban Jazz, Moving Shadow, Creative Wax)”

Justice (Modern Urban Jazz) Jumps the Q

A mini-interview with 22 short questions (some personal, some tricky) looking for equally short answers, addressed to artists, producers, promoters, djs, friends and affiliates of the blog in general. Today Justice (Modern Urban Jazz head honcho) Jumps the Q Let’s get started: Set 1: The man behind the mask

Whatever happened to … Creative Wax?

The second installment of the series is dedicated to one of the most influential labels of the jungle/drum and bass scene. From the early hardcore days to the second half of the 90s, Creative Wax fostered an enviable stable of producers and artists, releasing a plethora of classics during its activity. The mix-up of DetroitContinue reading “Whatever happened to … Creative Wax?”