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History Of Our World: Breakbeat & Jungle, Mixed By DJ DB
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
Back before sped-up breakbeats and ultraheavy bass solidified into drum & bass as we know it--back even before everybody started calling its protean form jungle--there was this 25-track mix, put together by DJ DB, with bit... more »
Back before sped-up breakbeats and ultraheavy bass solidified into drum & bass as we know it--back even before everybody started calling its protean form jungle--there was this 25-track mix, put together by DJ DB, with bits of the ultrafast records that were starting to occupy dance floors in 1991 in taxonomies nobody was sure of yet. There are a few bona fide classics (4 Hero's "Mr. Kirk's Nightmare," the Omni Trio's "Renegade Snares"), but the real kick of the compilation is hearing the elements that were just starting to become a genre in proximity to each other--the tiny, sped-up snippets of diva voices, the weird synth chords, the mind-rattling clatter of rhythms cranked to maximum speed. --Douglas Wolk
Ahhhhh yes! The classic "breakbeat techno" sound.
Larry J. Sullivan | Fayetteville, NC | 03/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD brings back memories from the good old days of raving. Back when jungle or drum'n'bass was still in it's infancy and was then called "hardcore", "jungle techno", or "breakbeats". Loads of cool anthems from the early days on this one. And it's flawlessly compiled and mixed by DJ DB of Breakbeat Science. Smooth, continuous, and definitely "hardcore"! I would highly recommend this one for anybody seeking to add the "old skool" sound to their dance/electronica collection. A must have! Also check out part 2 of this series, it's wicked."
Hardcore! You know the score!
aCidbOy | Texas | 03/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A classic collection of early hardcore before it fused into today's strains of jungle and drum'n'bass. Some real classics in here by the likes of 4 Hero, kaotic Chemistry, Omni Trio, Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era, DJ Krome & MR Time, The House Crew, DMS, and many more from the hardcore rave scene of 91/92 Britian.Rolling Basslines, Revved up house grooves, and Manic breakbeats make this a must have for the hardcore enthusiast, or anyone who wants to feel out the origins of their favorite junglists.Pump this one up loud in your car and go for a cruise. Try not to dance so hard you get pulled over."