WELCOME TO THE JUNGLIST MASSIVE, WE'VE GOT FUN N GAMES: 2017 Rolling Drum and Bass/Jungle/Liquid/Neurofunk/170

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This was fun last year, let's do it again.

The new Klute album Read Between the Lines is fantastic, it came out last Friday and covers a lot of ground stylistically, as Klute usually does.

The Telomic EP Compelled is a fun listen, a little atmospheric.

I don't think you can listen to dnb in 2017 and avoid hearing "Trunk" by Alibi and MC Coppa. It's everywhere, but I still listen to it on repeat for half an hour once or twice a week.

DRS, Patife, and Vangeliez put out "I Will" early enough to ensure that it gets constant rotation this summer. If the last DJ on the last night of Sun and Bass doesn't close with that tune I'm going to have Questions for them.

New albums by Mr Joseph and Jam Theives that I've yet to check out, plus an EP of VIPs by Digital and a new Phace EP. Good year so far.

Anyone have any recommendations yet?

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 00:42 (two years ago) Permalink

ASC continues fine run of form. At the very fringes of the genre, though...


the article don, Saturday, 8 April 2017 01:08 (two years ago) Permalink

^oh yes, what a sound and what an era. Dominic Angus is a badman.

the article don, Sunday, 9 April 2017 23:19 (two years ago) Permalink

yes, having lived through it i have a real soft spot for that era and i really doubt i will hear anything this year that affects me in the same way

that said i'm always down for new stuff from cosmic bridge


the late great, Sunday, 9 April 2017 23:30 (two years ago) Permalink

this is interesting


the late great, Monday, 10 April 2017 03:02 (two years ago) Permalink

I like that Yally track, dark and spooky. Great minimal breaks too.
The ASC tune is cool but probably not a dancefloor filler.

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Monday, 10 April 2017 17:07 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm surprised to actually really like the new Goldie tune "Prism". It came up on spotify without my knowing who it was by and I was surprised. (And it sent me into a Goldie rabbithole for a couple of hours... There's a great e-comp on Spotify that gathers all of his early Ruffige stuff on Reinforced.)


agent jah, Monday, 10 April 2017 18:11 (two years ago) Permalink

haha i am listening to that spotify comp at this very second

adam, Monday, 10 April 2017 18:13 (two years ago) Permalink

That Yally is a good find. Wee hint of Omio Trio Volume 2 in there!

the article don, Monday, 10 April 2017 18:33 (two years ago) Permalink

hey that goldie track is pretty cool

the late great, Monday, 10 April 2017 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

oh man, someone link to that Goldie Spotify comp? I gotta hear that, my old skool knowledge is sorely lacking.

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:20 (two years ago) Permalink


agent jah, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:58 (two years ago) Permalink

^ got that playing now while I help clean house for a newly adopted rabbit. Old skool stuff is so great.

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 23:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Just heard a track from a new Calibre album. Does this guy put out three albums every year , or what? I thought Shelflife 4 was his last, but Spotify has two more between, unless there's a different Calibre with Diane Charlemagne on a track.

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Thursday, 13 April 2017 01:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Calibre tune in question

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Thursday, 13 April 2017 01:34 (two years ago) Permalink

coco bryce brings sick amen revivalism


the late great, Saturday, 15 April 2017 16:46 (two years ago) Permalink

that caliber tune is very, uh, smooth

the late great, Saturday, 15 April 2017 16:55 (two years ago) Permalink

i mean if you're going to get that smooth why not go all the way?


the late great, Saturday, 15 April 2017 23:13 (two years ago) Permalink

by the way not sure where to post this but the a1 of that is an amazingly good broken beat track

the late great, Saturday, 15 April 2017 23:14 (two years ago) Permalink

That Calibre rework is amazing. I love the 170 underpinning the slow waltz feel.

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Sunday, 16 April 2017 02:04 (two years ago) Permalink

Really enjoying the new Seba tune, A-side is great too:
and also this from a year ago

Siegbran, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:46 (two years ago) Permalink

A set from a 2009 show commemorating the tenth anniversary of Kemistry's passing, shared today by Storm on the 18th anniversary. Marc Mac, 4Hero, DJ Stretch, and MC MG.

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 20:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Cop Envy - Balanced


Second release on Cry Baby Records, I really liked their Dan White release from last year. This would probably sit well next to Yally.

MikoMcha, Thursday, 27 April 2017 05:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Alix swaps his nuclear hip hop concrete style of late, which has been quite fun, example below...


For something in an altogether more traditional rolling liquid funk style. Nobody does this better except maybe Mr Calibre above...


the article don, Saturday, 29 April 2017 21:00 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm a little surprise I hadn't already heard about a new Perez/Spectrasoul EP, but good looking out article don.

I heard a track in a mix that I liked by Dirtbag, I think the name was Blue Water or something, but it hasn't been released or even signed yet. Posting this here to remind myself to look out for it >.>

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Sunday, 30 April 2017 01:36 (two years ago) Permalink

reissue alert


the late great, Friday, 5 May 2017 16:53 (two years ago) Permalink

Nice, I love that DJ Hype track. Hopefully we'll start hearing some of those tracks getting more play with younger DJs who maybe didn't have a chance to buy jungle 12"s in 1994?

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Friday, 5 May 2017 16:57 (two years ago) Permalink

more reissue goodness


the late great, Monday, 8 May 2017 18:15 (two years ago) Permalink

Really can't recommend this Essential Mix highly enough. Tour de force.


Thee Macallan 18 Year, Monday, 8 May 2017 22:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Haven't gotten to that Camo & Krooked mix, but I guess there's a new Urbandawn track on it? Def going to check it out today.

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:27 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

RIP Marcus Intalex - https://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=39107

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 03:01 (two years ago) Permalink

^ I know, what a total bummer. RIP. Seemed to be getting some props for his techno stuff as Trevino lately (Skream/ Boddika)

For MIST - Outerspace and Universe he deserves a lot of respect, but this is just immortal:


the article don, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 10:32 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New Patife et al EP out, called The Vibe Is Coming. I haven't heard it yet but I'm guessing I'll love it, like nearly everything from Brazil and like literally everything I've heard Patife on. Summer tunes are rolling out :D

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Friday, 30 June 2017 19:26 (one year ago) Permalink

it's on Spotify and the second track on it, "Feelings," has improved my day considerably

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 9 July 2017 22:20 (one year ago) Permalink

seems as good a time as any to note that the accompanying thread spotify playlist is up to date and awaits your ears.

ILM's Rolling Drum & Bass / Jungle Thread 2017 Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Sunday, 9 July 2017 22:35 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

hard to get very excited about a digital reissue but always happy to relisten to this one



the late great, Tuesday, 1 August 2017 06:51 (one year ago) Permalink

this is a really good track:

Dominique, Tuesday, 1 August 2017 14:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Detboi's latest for Metalheadz is worth checking out

Mercer Finn, Monday, 7 August 2017 21:09 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

yeah it is ... perfect new school science

also on metalheadz, perfect 97 revivalism below


the late great, Saturday, 2 September 2017 20:05 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe more 95-96, hard to say

the late great, Saturday, 2 September 2017 20:06 (one year ago) Permalink

stick with it, levels up about 4.5 mins in

the late great, Saturday, 2 September 2017 20:09 (one year ago) Permalink

metalheadz on the comeback.
i picked up the recent(ish) mikal album a few weeks back, and damn, it hits the spot.
just a shame that the new goldie album sounds like a snorefest from the reviews.

mark e, Saturday, 2 September 2017 20:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Yup, Metalheadz on point lately


the article don, Saturday, 2 September 2017 21:14 (one year ago) Permalink



the article don, Saturday, 2 September 2017 21:15 (one year ago) Permalink

And on the new V records Brazilian album


the article don, Saturday, 2 September 2017 21:17 (one year ago) Permalink

And delightfully 1996 vibes straight outta Reykjavik


the article don, Saturday, 2 September 2017 21:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh and Kid Drama on Headz as well. I do love Kid Drama


the article don, Saturday, 2 September 2017 21:22 (one year ago) Permalink

I haven't heard the new Makoto album yet but the tracks I've heard from it were really good. My Spotify access should be back by Wednesday, that's probably the first place I'm going to go.

airdnb (Tom Violence), Sunday, 3 September 2017 03:59 (one year ago) Permalink

Schedule for this year's Sun and Bass festival, for anyone interested. Look at the goddamn names, it's nonstop legends. I'm hoping to go next year. Bassdrive will probably be broadcasting bits of it live this week.

airdnb (Tom Violence), Sunday, 3 September 2017 04:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Those Metalheadz tracks are amazing, I dunno if they've got someone new signing records but they've got a couple bangers right there. I've heard better stuff from Brazil last year but I'll still check out the V comp.

airdnb (Tom Violence), Sunday, 3 September 2017 04:29 (one year ago) Permalink

kid drama is great but what about kid lib?


the late great, Sunday, 3 September 2017 05:44 (one year ago) Permalink

That Kid Lib track is great, I had it up on youtube and another track from the EP started right after and that one was great too.

airdnb (Tom Violence), Sunday, 3 September 2017 18:03 (one year ago) Permalink

stoked for results of this, always found these genres hard to crack for the Good Stuff

flopson, Sunday, 3 September 2017 19:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Sleepwalker, the new AwakeFM EP on Omni is great, I recommend it highly if you like atmosphere and melody and shit like that.


airdnb (Tom Violence), Monday, 11 September 2017 20:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Andy Skopes - inna Dilinja 1997 kinda style


the article don, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Dark and mean from Homemade Weapons


the article don, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:55 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

For those compiling your year-end lists, this playlist includes all the available tracks on this thread, organized roughly chronologically in order of mention:

ILM's 2017 Rolling DnB + Jungle Thread Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 7 December 2017 20:38 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm sure the new T.R.A.C. album Life In Motion isn't news to anyone, but hot damn is it good. Probably the only dnb album of the year that crosses over into my all-genre top ten.

airdnb (Tom Violence), Thursday, 14 December 2017 04:03 (one year ago) Permalink

should we start the 2018 thread so i can repost this detboi masterpiece


the late great, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 00:31 (one year ago) Permalink

And on comes Alix as a late substitute and bangs it into the top corner for DnB track of 2017


the article don, Tuesday, 26 December 2017 22:31 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Legendary full cycle artist has now dropped the "DJ" from his moniker and returns on 31 records. And it's really good



the article don, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Not bad.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh no.DJ Tango has passed away. Never to be forgotten fo this


the article don, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:28 (one year ago) Permalink

And this


the article don, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:29 (one year ago) Permalink

And finally. With his partner DJ Ratty, probably the finest exponent of the classic late 92 early 93 Jungle Techno sound. RIP


the article don, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Sorry forgot this. I am quite sad about this but leaves a very strong (and surprisingly influential catalogue)

the article don, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:48 (one year ago) Permalink


the article don, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:49 (one year ago) Permalink

i posted my favorite tango track on another thread earlier today ...

Atmospheric Drum 'n' Bass Youtube thread

the late great, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 23:23 (one year ago) Permalink

^nice choice

the article don, Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:29 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...



the late great, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 22:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Looking forward to the dgoHn mix, I always liked his tracks

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:36 (one year ago) Permalink

'drumfunk' has got to be one of the stupidest things ever, but it's a really cool mix.

Frederik B, Thursday, 19 April 2018 20:29 (one year ago) Permalink

You just mean the name?

This mix is super nostalgic for me, around '04 - '08 I used to listen to loads of this style, and the first tracks I made on the computer sounded a whole lot like it.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 19 April 2018 22:56 (one year ago) Permalink


what's so bad about "drumfunk"

the late great, Thursday, 19 April 2018 22:59 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, just the name.

Frederik B, Thursday, 19 April 2018 23:05 (one year ago) Permalink

It never bothered me, although I don't think music at this tempo is "funky" per se. Maybe drumcore, or better yet...break...core?

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 20 April 2018 00:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, there's just way too many names for jungle already. I was being hyperbolic, though, nothing can be as bad as 'neurofunk'. Still. 'Drumfunk?'

Frederik B, Friday, 20 April 2018 00:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Nice to hear something new school acknowledging the past without descending into Chase and Status level of shiteness


the article don, Saturday, 21 April 2018 23:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Metalhradz continuing recent strong run


the article don, Saturday, 21 April 2018 23:34 (one year ago) Permalink


the article don, Saturday, 21 April 2018 23:35 (one year ago) Permalink

Lovely loping groove on this


the article don, Saturday, 21 April 2018 23:36 (one year ago) Permalink

Not dnb but a dnb producer so putting it here. This is fucking unreal


the article don, Saturday, 21 April 2018 23:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Channeling the spirit of early Ed Rush

the article don, Saturday, 21 April 2018 23:40 (one year ago) Permalink


the article don, Saturday, 21 April 2018 23:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh dear too much Cabernet Sauvignon tonight

the article don, Saturday, 21 April 2018 23:40 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This is a great record. Peak era Wax Doctor meets Non-Amen Source Direct. Epic, widescreen and edited to fuck


the article don, Saturday, 26 May 2018 21:47 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Another week, another sparkling LP, this time from Skeptical on Exit


the article don, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:58 (one year ago) Permalink

New OneMind album is tremendous. Like if Photek has made an entire album of tunes like “Rings Around Saturn”.

Tim F, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 21:46 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Very sad news about longtime don and Metalheadz alumni, Spirit


This just came out last week and it’s lovely, still totally on point:


And Phantom Force will live forever....


the article don, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 20:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i've still got to check out that onemind album

the new kid lib is beautiful


the late great, Sunday, 9 September 2018 02:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yes, it’s basically Shadowboxing but this is a destroyer


the article don, Tuesday, 18 September 2018 22:32 (nine months ago) Permalink

nice! that twisting bassline reminds me of 90s tech itch

the late great, Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:16 (nine months ago) Permalink


the late great, Saturday, 29 September 2018 20:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

also cannot get enough of this HOJO CLAN label and their low-slung, droning halfstep

their newest EP, the WHITE GORILLA CULT EP is an absolute destroyer





the late great, Saturday, 29 September 2018 20:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

Digging this, thanks

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Sunday, 30 September 2018 01:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

Generation 3 EP by Commix. One of the most complete dnb EPs I’ve heard in forever. 4 varied tracks, all excellent but this is a belter. Slight vibes of Commix’s own “Emily’s Smile” and the long forgotten “Future Realities Part 2” by Dave Wallace.


the article don, Sunday, 7 October 2018 21:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

commix vs fabric is easily one of my favourite of the series.
something is clearly in the air.
2 major label d-n-b cds from years ago that a few months back were available via amazon market for pocket money have now jumped up massively in price.

mark e, Thursday, 11 October 2018 19:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

That Shikem Hanzo White Gorilla cult upthread was a great shout, thanks! This is the same dude


the article don, Monday, 22 October 2018 20:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Here’s a fucking banger from ilx’s most unfashionable genre


the article don, Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:32 (four months ago) Permalink

was just thinking about reviving this thread, in order to share some just released hardcore shed-ism



the late great, Saturday, 2 February 2019 01:36 (four months ago) Permalink

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