agreed, he was a pioneer - 138 trek breakbeat garage proto dubstep landmark
have been really enjoying Om Unit's Rinse shows - he plays a lot of slower stuff and the B -sides that haven't been aired in a while, a refreshing take on it
I think it WAS a special time,
the 90's was an explosion of youth culture - which is the dominant culture now.
The music had such a spirit of optimism - which I think reflected the hope that young people had in the 90's. And that certainly changed in the 00's - look how bleak grime was
I am an old jungle head and went to many bluenote sessions - as you say Droid that was the thin (very exciting for me) end of the wedge.
For me it started to get boring in 98/99 - Bad company was a good example of the sound that later became dominant. The sound that took over was '100 mph, in...
"OOOOoooowwwwwww . . . . . . . .. . .. . .. Knees up foster care, Knees up foster care . . . . .wiv a bit o' sample, an' a bit of crackle . . . . . . Knees up foster CARE!"
next up on ve ol' joanna, its that miserable cunt James Blake - oi James av a banana!"