This tune was the turning point for me,
I remember being at carnival - maybe 99 or 2000 and Clarkee or someone dropped it and the crowd went mad and I was thinking "uurgh, I dont like this at all
it went all down hill from there . . . .
I do like this, though, the drums swing like the innocent Derek Bentley. Best thing Optical ever did, I reckon:
(NB: It turns out that I have lost my copy of this, leaving me with that Metalheadz tin box minus the only good record therein. Balls.)
Baffles me, still, how this is a serious question. Yet the drum and bass boys consider 'Wormhole' to be the peak of all music. The other day, in an empty office working on something boring, I listened to the entirety of 'Wormhole', gave it a chance, like. Still totally baffled by the appeal. They put a lot of effort in to make the drums sound "chunky", sampled real drum kits and everything. But it still sounds shit, fellas! (OK, maybe not to lots of people, apparently. Baffling.)
The thing I think is a shame is that jungle 'evolved' into techstep and DNB and that whole genre, based on using breakbeats and samples disappeared, or was sublimated into other genres (garage?). And DNB ended up something quite different, locked at 170bpm with no room to manoeuvre. Not that DNB fans mind - I actually think it's pretty great that the DNB genre just keeps going despite the indifference of the wider dance/electronic community, they don't give a fuck - in fact, I can say as someone who was into it for about four or five years that I didn't give a fuck, I thought everything else was 'too slow'. :crylarf: