On The Outside, Looking In Vol. 2: Justice x Dissect

“I think things are cyclical and in the advent of digital, people crave the physical” “And I think record collectors will always be buying vinyl and building a collection of good music, then passing on that knowledge to others who might not collect yet, because it’s great and fun and a way of life!” ThisContinue reading “On The Outside, Looking In Vol. 2: Justice x Dissect”

Savage Times: Inside Modern Urban Jazz

“… when I refer to the music now as d&b, I never really considered it much then. I know that may sound strange, but I think we always operated as outsiders; I personally always felt on the outside looking in, which is why our Glider-State track was called so…” “… I hadn’t done anything onContinue reading “Savage Times: Inside Modern Urban Jazz”

Metro – The “Ortem” Interview – Athens, January 2016

“Ortem is a platform, which will be the home of fresh tracks, overseen by Metro. The emphasis will be stationed around drum and bass and electronic music delivered in all its innovative forms” – taken from the label’s inaugural press release “A grid usually refers to two or more infinite sets of evenly-spaced parallel linesContinue reading “Metro – The “Ortem” Interview – Athens, January 2016”

Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #5): Black Rain – Another Silent World

“… with desolate, even mournful piano notes, oscillating effortlessly between the robust and the fragile, ‘Another Silent World’ is a streamlined, almost cinematic take in a drum & bass context …” The fifth installment of the blog’s “Tracks I Wish I’d Written” series is about an obscure track, produced in 2003 by one of myContinue reading “Tracks I Wish I’d Written (issue #5): Black Rain – Another Silent World”

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”

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?”

Godisnolongeradj in association with Audio Theory Records present: “Enter the Deep Side”

Intro The last few years, drum and bass has achieved an unprecedented popular expansion, appealing to wider audiences and receiving support and radio airplay by many non-drum and bass djs and radio producers as well as hitting top spots in the music charts. Going in circles, from the early hardcore/breakbeat days to contemporary drum andContinue reading “Godisnolongeradj in association with Audio Theory Records present: “Enter the Deep Side””

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)”