IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS A BREAK. The genesis break, you might say.... the Amen break.

Drum & Bass is the musical equivalent of anime, or manga… a depiction of the modern world, and the progress of technology. Darkness and the light. The dark stranger, and all that jazz.. it has got that. Jazz, soul, and … There is a touch of blues too...

Like a slice of DNA, endlessly replicating...

Emerging from Breakbeat in the early 1990s...

Trip to Trumpton was another forerunner. .

Old School Drum and Bass Records

Breakbeat: Two Bad Mice.

In my top 10 tunes: DJ Rap's Spiritual Aura Elementary samples, like "Only you can give me what I want // Oh baby // Yes // I Feel for your touch, oh baby!"

Jungle: perhaps London itself was the jungle, the urban jungle, the concrete jungle, with all its competing tribes. Police sirens are the background sounds, Police in helicopters. And the law of the jungle is the law of the gang.

"Burning up..."

"Feel... feel good!"

"Sharing our love, between the sheets..."

"Burning up..."

"Feel... feel good!"

"Sharing our love, between the sheets..."

DJ Crystl, "Paradise"

Johnny L.

Ray Keith.


Shy FX, Dom & Roland

Sharing Our Love, Between the Sheets (Visiting Sydney, mid 1990s.)

"Solar Glide": Late 1990s atmospherics.


Marcus Intallex… waiting for the Asian Affair!

Goldie's Inner City Life: crying over some silly crush.

Johnny Jungle Tango remix (1995).

Metropolis, Adam F.

Ninja, Mi Ninja...

MIDDLE SCHOOL (1999-2009)

Hospital Records... I first heard them when I was in Tokyo. Stunna…

The sounds of my life: the fall of Nova ("Let the Hustlers Play").

Dextrous: "Loveable" (Visiting Sydney, mid 1990s).

"It was the middle of the night, when I first saw you."

Bristol: Time is the fire.

Elephant&Castle: "Raw Basic".


Liberty House: "All at once, I heard a universal horn."

Also my arrival at Liberty House: Skylines (Bungle remix). The Ladder.

London Electricity "One Minute of My Life".

Scribal (2012): Random Movement ("Day After Day, Night After Night").

Liquid (The Future).

Living in Shinozaki, returning from Fun Club: Australian Atmospherics, Storm, by Streetlife.

Technology (1997 or so.)

"I have got something for your body, your mind and your soul!"

The Sounds of Round Two, "The Ladder" (featuring "Jacob's Ladder"). Or make that Randall.

"The day you were born, half journeys complete."

The New School: Panic Room!

Retreat, Sound Boy Surrender (Revisited!)

Welcome to the Panic Room!

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