|Photograph by José Farinha|
Session #28: DJ Buster – “Drum n Bass: The Past, The Present, The Future”A few months into my move to Brixton in 1997, I was hooked into drum’n'bass. Soon after, I was buying records and jumping into my mate Kramart’s 1210s whenever possible. Since my teens, I had been an avid listener of dub and reggae; the previous year, whilst in Berlin, I started digging some jungle and
more heavy bass dub… but then something different came up… The rawness of drum’n'bass with its heavy basslines and fast drum beats really did it for me.
The tracks I’ve chosen for this mix are personal points of reference. From Capone’s “Massive” at the Metalheadz Sunday sessions at Bagley’s, to the Movement days at The Mass in Brixton (when “The Nine” from Bad Company came out), or more recently to the amazing track that is “No Future” by Instra:mental.
This mix is a gradual evolution, or if you prefer, a transformation within the history of drum’n'bass.
It was brilliant fun doing it, hope you enjoy it too!
01 – Studio Pressure – The Physical (Photek, 1994)
02 – Rufige Kru – T3 (Metalheadz, 1996)
03 – Capone – Massive (Hardleaders, 1995)
04 – Origin Unknown – Valley Of The Shadows (Ram Records, 1993)
05 – Future Forces Inc – Point Of Origin (Renegade Hardware, 1997)
06 – Fortran – The End Part II (31 Records, 1998)
07 – Ray Keith – The Reckoning (V Recordings 1998)
08 – DJ Trace & Pete Parsons – Sniper (DSCI4, 1999)
09 – DJ Krust – Burning 2000 (Lemon D Remix) (V Recordings, 2000)
10 – Roni Size – Snapshot (Full Cycle Records, 1999)
11 – DJ Loxy & Usual Suspects – Stalker (Renegade Hardware, 1999)
12 – Moving Fusion – Atlantis (RAM Records, 2000)
13 – J Magik & Danny J – The Lizard (Infrared, 2000)
14 – Bad Company – The Nine (BC Recordings, 1998)
15 – Stakka & Skynet – Global Report (Underfire, 2000)
16 – Zero T feat Steo – Refusal (Calibre Remix) (Integral Records, 2008)
17 – Amit & Klute – Kunt Kicker (Commercial Suicide, 2007)
18 – Instra:Mental – No Future (Nonplus Records, 2009)
Direct Link to this mix can be found: HERE
A little something about Buster:
Buster is based in South London, Brixton, where he has been involved on the pirate radio scene since the late nineties and created several residencies on the most underground London circuit. Infected by the ever present Dubstep virus in that part of town, his electronic music journey went from Jungle/DNB to nowadays a deeper side of Dub, Dubstep and other sub-bass heavy types. He hosts the weekly radio show Basspaths on Badmood Radio and Brixton based Wireless FM and most recently created Dub Corner, a monthly event at the newly refurbished Brixton Living Bar with monthly guests on the first Thursday of each month.
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Another great article from iCreates with DJ Flight corresponds well with this mix here!