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Having been thoroughly impressed with Beverley Knight and Rhianna’s albums, I was honoured to have the chance to review two of the UK’s finest soul stars together in one show. Unfortunately, my enthusiasm was dampened considerably when I arrived fashionably late (or so I thought) at the venue. Si»
Get On is the mature, polished, slick and sassy debut from Leeds-lass Rhianna. Opening with the soulful single Oh Baby, she gets down, dirty and truly funky with this stunner of a track, which sweats optimism and avoids unwanted lyrical fussing, every word adding another element of cadenc»
I can't think of anybody who would want to buy this....... A gentleman not dissimilar to the irrepressible Uncle Adolph from the Sound of Music bellows the listener into the surreal realm of Lemon Jelly. The sleigh bells and glockenspiel of Austria are a wisely abandoned focus, giving way »
This review is dedicated to the Mighty One, without whose long-forgotten inexplicable habit of calling her friends ‘mountain goats’ this CD would never have been picked up. The cover, which for your information, looks like the front window of the Troubadour juxtaposed on a night forest, makes this one an at»
Coming from an unknown town in Surrey, I got used to telling people that I live near our nearest big town, which happens to be Croydon. Not the epitome of street-cred, understandably, as it is most famous for the Blue Orchid, Ikea, Purley Way, the Whitgift Centre, Ann Summers and Dane Bowers. Ouch. So on finding out»
Known for bringing Drum and Bass to the mainstream last year, ShyFX and T-Power return with another slice of urban life. And believe me, after listening to them, you have the most affable dance album since the Artful Dodger's 'It's All About the Stragglers'. Setting it off with 'Intro»
Being a surrounded by science, medicine, and the ill as a medical student, means that I am not in the habit of picking up books devoted to any kind of illness - let alone cancer. I was attracted to this book not by its title, but by the name John Diamond. I was not familiar with his column in The Times, or h»
The Rebel Faction Crew bring the first Under-18s Jungle Drum n Bass Showcase to Oxfordshire giving the next generation of clubbers the chance to witness some of the finest new talent on the UK scene.. DJs:Smokey - Carnage - Jon E - Mikee Merge n C MC’s: Trew - Sniper - Clarkee - Surp»
Original Centrifugal Sound residents bring England’s west country another heavyweight Jungle Drum ‘n’ Bass session. On Friday June 21st the Sub Level crew welcome the return of the Nicky from Blackmarket Records. It’s gonna be rammed so please arrive early to guarantee entry. DJs»
We were blessed by the presence of the Reverend Charles, during the deflowering ceremony of DiS
I'm nervous...Can you tell me a joke?
Okay, well, I don't know how at ease I can put you, as my jokes tend to frighten and disturb people, as I really like jokes that are offensive. I don't know,»
Exclusive news from Big L of Jungleravers.com - a hot event guaranteed to bring you more spice from the hotshots on the roster.
The Event: - Area 51 - Jungle Drum ‘n’ Bass Sessions
The Date: - 17th of May, 2002 DJs: John E Bravo, Tricky Nicky C, Mikee Merge ‘n’ C, Jon»
A band who started out jamming to Nirvana covers should not be underestimated. A known example; the Aussie rock giants Silverchair. And a jam is what starts the proceedings, an instrumental jam. The 'Charlintro'. Chugging guitars bring in the 'Fat', which has a Kid Galahad-cum-Vex Red feel to it, minus »
Haunting with bell-like piano chimes before crashing into action is the way forward to Tetra Splendour, the up and coming quartet from Porthcawl, who are, in the opinion of some, unfairly dubbed as Toploader: Part II. And quiet to loud, the crescendo, is the way they do it on 'Global Village', with it's socia»
My mother always told me - 'Always be nice to the people you meet on the way up, for they will be the ones looking out for you when you're on your way down'. As an enthusiastic music fan, and reviewer, one tends to take an interest in what lies behind the tunes you hear, the artist and their inspira»
Spanish guitar and slinky beats draw you in to the world of Vinette. When 'Lost In Berlin', she brings gospel, swing, soul and RnB to the feet of the listener, with her rich and alluring vocals. However, the lyrics let the show down, with the predictable tempo changes and overall impression of a Eurovision»
After last months blinding session with Mickey Finn and MC Fatman D, the BBL Sound Crew are back at East Oxford's most dedicated venue to bring you another heavyweight Jungle Drum n Bass showcase...
Saturday, 4th of May, 2002
This event will be rammed so please arrive early to avoid queues a»
On entering the lair of Luck and Neat, the duo responsible for hits such as 'Piano Loco', 'A Little Bit of Luck', I experienced nervousness like I'd never seen before. Here were the biggest stars I'd come across in a long time. Witnessing the KFC wrappers littered about, I surprised them with my h»
A hypnotic-organic wall of sound washes over the listener, as MC Neat starts chanting the mantra, 'this will make you feel Irie, Irie', to get the crowd excited. And thus he commands your attention, proclaming his tune will make you feel 'Irie', the Jamaican slang for ravingly happy. The dub-style basslines k»
The Isle of Wight’s only tribal tech house organization, Deep Promotions, has just launched a series of events at Woody’s nightclub in Newport, showcasing the talent of local DJ’s & producers B.Cyde, Darren Farrow, Marc Dempsey, Dave Bird and Daryl Stay. Deep is one of the newest entities to»
For the benefit of the ignorant, what do you do for a living?
Currently co-running deep promotions as well as djing various venues around the South. And how did you get into tribal/tech house?
I began Djing when i was about 15, playing early breakbeat hardcore and U.S style House, o»
For the benefit of the ignorant, what do you do for a living?
Well at the moment, apart from my music, I do still have a 9-5 job working for an I.T. Company as a technical advisor, but hopefully that’s just temporary. Myself and DJ Rapid (also from Ruud Awakening) are currently putting a lot of time an»
Aurora - 'The Album', is the long-awaited album from the fluffy pop protagonists of 'Dreaming' and 'Ordinary World' fame. The opening track, the top ten single 'Dreaming', is an ideal way to open the album in a pleasant enough dithery 'walking through meadows way' guitar strumalong. This unsucce»
Let's clear this one up, ok? Don't laugh at me because I chose to review the Iron Maiden single. Maiden are fucking brilliant, even if it is in that post-rock ironic way and it's a great pity I didn't discover them earlier. This isn't a new single I hear you cry, well heres the run down. A former »
Number One Son are Liverpool's newest prospects, providing us with a slice of 'supercharged, dynamically executed crossover metal'. Stolen directly from the band biography, like their entire musical output is from other musicians, we have Scouse cacophony made to make Pinhole look really good. If you want »
Describe the Scandal to the uneducated - what are you guys all about?
Primarily we are a ska-punk band but strongly feel that we shouldn't be categorised too specifically, our influences are broad and diverse, and we draw inspiration from things that can be considered out of the ordinary and we think our »
The Imperial College International Tamil Society (ITS) proudly presents the long awaited annual event - 'Ivory Dreams'! The club event will be a night of the smoothest R'n'B, Hip-Hop and Garage music! It will be held at Q Bar (12 New Burlington St - off Regent Str»
Vex Red. The name chosen from two pieces of paper put into a lucky dip, for whom, some may say are the luckiest band in the world. Plucked into the limelight from relative Hampshire obscurity, after sending their demo tape to Ross Robinson, (of ATD-I and Slipknot fame), they have been compared to many a compe»
Big L of jungleravers.com, the UK's premier Drum and Bass Listings site spoke to DiS about his hopes and passion for DnB
How would you describe drum and bass to the more unacquainted among us?
It is an expression of many music forms combining different elements such as ragga, hip hop»