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Blackdown
19-11-2011, 07:20 PM
Recently I've bought a few early (pre-95) jungle compilations I'd not heard and loved them. Great for the car.

AWOL (http://www.discogs.com/Various-AWOL-A-Way-Of-Life-Live/release/3046195)
Grooverider Hardstep Selection vol 1 (http://www.discogs.com/Grooverider-Hardstep-Selection-Volume-1/release/89707)
Drum & Bass selection vol 1 (http://www.discogs.com/release/97955)

I also bought the Omni Trio album "The Deepest Cut (http://www.discogs.com/release/9759)".

Can anyone recommend some other compilations from this era, which is I guess 92-95?

Leo
19-11-2011, 10:33 PM
funny, i just ordered this today for about $2 on amazon:
http://www.discogs.com/Various-A-History-Of-Hardcore-Part-2/release/137123

droid
19-11-2011, 10:52 PM
Counterforce
Jungle Book
Highly Recommended
Joint vols 1+2
Rough and Ready
Jungle Heat
Renegade Selector
Artcore 1
Promised Land 1

nomos
20-11-2011, 12:27 AM
Not sure if you're going back this far but I'm big fan of the first few Hard Leaders (http://www.discogs.com/label/Kickin+Records) compilations. Also Calling All The People (http://www.discogs.com/Various-Calling-All-The-People-The-Best-Of-Whitehouse-Records/master/213027) 3CD from Whitehouse.

Though I don't think there's anything better than the AWOL tape packs.

There are some good digital compilations out now too at JunoDL - the Reinforced ones (Rufige, 4Hero, Doc Scott), Formation (A New Breed of Ravers). Also Suburban Base, Basement, Brain and others have chunks of their catalogues on there now too.

nomos
20-11-2011, 12:29 AM
funny, i just ordered this today for about $2 on amazon:
http://www.discogs.com/Various-A-History-Of-Hardcore-Part-2/release/137123
That's a good one. Possibly the first proper jungle CD I ever managed to get my hands on.

wise
20-11-2011, 10:33 AM
Jungle Renegades was my first, so many good tunes on there mainly 1994 I think,
http://www.discogs.com/DJ-Randall-Jungle-Renegades-Volume-1/master/48623


Routes From The Jungle covers a broader range in fine style from Nicolette to 4 Herohttp://www.discogs.com/Various-Routes-From-The-Jungle-Escape-Velocity-Volume-1/release/105553 (http://www.discogs.com/Various-Routes-From-The-Jungle-Escape-Velocity-Volume-1/release/105553)

I always come back to that Omni Trio comp as well, all killer no filler :D

benw
20-11-2011, 02:15 PM
looking forward to checking some of these out. not on a thread hijack hype here martin but has anyone got any tracks which stand out as coming between hardcore and jungle? proto jungle, but distinct from jungle / ardkore? or does no such thing exist? might be making up proto-genres here / chatting shit. just interested if stuff like this exists.

outraygeous
20-11-2011, 02:29 PM
Desert Storm CD/tapes were the shit when I was at school.

All the Drum and Bass volumes were excellent


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyIuzkHZTCg

also just found Mark'Ruff' Ryder on twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/markruffryder

He put out a lot of compilations back in the day

http://www.discogs.com/label/Strictly+Hardcore

nomos
20-11-2011, 02:30 PM
looking forward to checking some of these out. not on a thread hijack hype here martin but has anyone got any tracks which stand out as coming between hardcore and jungle? proto jungle, but distinct from jungle / ardkore? or does no such thing exist? might be making up proto-genres here / chatting shit. just interested if stuff like this exists.
Is this the sort of thing you're after? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a10k6m3YZAQ They're basically inventing jungle on the fly. Possibly my favourite recording of anything ever.

Tentative Andy
20-11-2011, 02:37 PM
Though I don't think there's anything better than the AWOL tape packs.



This.
The Quest tapes are great but overall the sound quality is patchier than on the AWOL ones.
For the dedicated, the Yaman studio mixes have loads of good stuff too:
http://www.hardscore.com/?cat=6
(Lots of of AWOL tapes on that site too).

hint
20-11-2011, 03:43 PM
The 1995 1 in The Jungle double CD was good:
http://www.discogs.com/Various-1-In-The-Jungle/master/6713

Based on a neat concept: Kenny Ken, Brockie, Shy FX, Roni Size, A Guy Called Gerald, DJ Rap and Goldie each picked 3 tracks - 2 current, 1 classic. So you get a range from "R Type" to "The Angels Fell".

I listened to that CD so many times.

Benny B
20-11-2011, 03:53 PM
I've only got this one (http://www.discogs.com/Various-Jungle-Tekno-6-Phat-Phuturistic/master/45089), but I'll bet the other Jungle Tekno compilations from jumpin and pumpin are good too.

hint
20-11-2011, 03:58 PM
Another 1995 one that I remember getting on triple vinyl in HMV:

Spectrum on FFRR
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Spectrum/release/666041

gremino
20-11-2011, 04:30 PM
first jungle compilations i listened were borrowed from my local library in early '00s/late '90s :) one of them was 'Jungle Tekno 6 - Phat & Phuturistic' which Benny mentioned above. just bought it actually! pretty pricey nowadays. it's a good selection of more alternative jungle tracks:

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another one from my library was this amazing mix cd Jungle Fever Vol.1 (http://www.discogs.com/Bassface-Sascha-Jungle-Fever-Vol-One-The-Jungalistic-Revolution/release/89801) mixed by German based 'Bassface Sascha'. good and not too obvious selection from 93-94. this was where i was first introduced to 'Higher Sense - Cold Fresh Air', which still remains my all time favourite amen tune!!!!

benw
20-11-2011, 04:32 PM
Is this the sort of thing you're after? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a10k6m3YZAQ They're basically inventing jungle on the fly. Possibly my favourite recording of anything ever.

thanks nomos, this is ace - just what i wanted. anyone else?

hint that 1 in the jungle comp looks good for variety, will be checking that out.

Benny B
20-11-2011, 04:43 PM
I think i got that Jungle tekno 6 comp for about a tenner a while back. Fantastic music but I think the pressing was abit quiet if I remember correctly. Maybe the CDs OK, i don't know.

One common problem with some of these comps on vinyl is that they often tried to cram in too many tracks on each side, so the sound quality sometimes suffered, or they'd fade the tracks out after 4 minutes or so. Like this Jet Star one for instance: http://www.discogs.com/Various-Jungle-Hits-Volume-3/release/67536

that last one introduced me to this so i'm still very happy to own it


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqBmGXcZTgg&feature=related

edit: listening to this on youtube is actually the first time I've heard the full version!

hucks
20-11-2011, 06:57 PM
that last one introduced me to this so i'm still very happy to own it


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqBmGXcZTgg&feature=related



Fucking hell that's brilliant. I'll second Jungle Renegades from upthread, which I bought my brother as a Christmas present in 199x tho I think it overlaps in terms of tracklisting with one of the comps Blackdown's already got

Tentative Andy
21-11-2011, 08:09 PM
thanks nomos, this is ace - just what i wanted. anyone else?


Verging on off-topic I guess, but give this one a try, kind of a personal fave:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLw25SBJqUM

Trillhouse
22-11-2011, 02:22 AM
I think i got that Jungle tekno 6 comp for about a tenner a while back..
I used to have a couple of these dubbed on tape as a kid. I remember playing them to death, but lost them a long time ago though.

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OH MY GOSH! Here comes the nostalgia headrush.

luka
22-11-2011, 02:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KyAvDcTODs
think this is '92. i like these sorts of things. mc d was a big name in uk rap but this is a jungle side project.

wise
22-11-2011, 08:27 AM
Various Happiness & Darkness - Further Adventures In Jungle Tekno

Hardcore on the edge of Jungle no duff tracks

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Happiness-Darkness-Further-Adventures-In-Jungle-Tekno/release/25718

Bang Diddley
25-11-2011, 07:21 PM
Ragga Jungle Dubs on Greensleeves. Not exactly early but well worth picking up for a few quid.

Leo
26-11-2011, 01:47 PM
http://blogtotheoldskool.com/

just came across this blog, he posts tons of old (many obscure) breakbeat/hardcore 12", spent about 90 minutes on here last night!

Blackdown
02-12-2011, 09:15 AM
started on this task by copping these:

http://www.discogs.com/release/350266
http://www.discogs.com/release/126827

soul_pill
02-12-2011, 10:35 AM
This old Stricly Underground comp is great, mostly Mark "Ruff" Ryder productions and collaborations...

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Breakneck-Beats-One/master/14932

alec.tron
03-12-2011, 01:46 AM
Since they've been put out as 'compilations'... the Dubtronix ones, like
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Jungle-Vol-2-The-Extreme-Collection/release/451639
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Dubtronix-Junglism-Vol-1/release/497322

Then something from Berlin
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Downbeat-In-The-Jungle/release/422327

And the Labello stuff I haven't seen mentioned ?
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Jungle-Massive-Collective-1/release/89120

Production house:
http://www.discogs.com/Various-PH-Division-The-Best-Of-Jungle/release/155456

Also, the reinforced picture discs were somewhat compilation/various artist based...

Another problem of the mid 90s compilation, apart from the bad pressings & tracks fading out are as mentioned before is probably that most feature the same 'hits' continously with a few variations thrown in here and there, so imo the label compilations are a much better snapshot.
c.

edit says. and sheesh, how could this be forgotten. http://www.discogs.com/Remarc-Sound-Murderer/master/49734