Aug 16, 2008

Rhotation (42) Into Bpm

Hello, Rhotation 42 this week and as the Olympics are on their way.....this mega sampler of sports and nations providing the podium for athletes to excel....i declare this week sampler/various artists week at Rhotation 42. Todays Into BPM takes us into the realm of Drum and Bass again....that scene developped musically over the decade, but the sampler format remained strong. As labels profiled itself with their artists and vice-versa. First up here Renegade rising from ragga-jungle to artcore jungle.. secondly Goldie used his solosucces to launch his Metalheadzlabel..their first sampler, Platinum Breakz, hit the sweetspot of 96....finally Moving Shadow another big DnB label

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VA - Renegade Selector - Series 2.2 ( 94 * 99mb)

Non stop Art-Core Jungle mixed by DJ- Randall (tracks: 1 to 12) Tracks 13 through 16 are unmixed, full-length bonus tracks.



01 - Dillinja / Deep Love (Remix) (5:05)
02 - DJ Nut Nut / The Dream (3:31)
03 - Renegade / Terrorist (Grooverider Remix) (5:30)
04 - Harmony & Xtreme / Boo (Exclusive Remix) (3:38)
05 - Krome & Time / The Licence (4:57)
06 - Foul Play / Being With You (Van Kleef Remix) (3:03)
07 - Chimeira / Deeper Life (3:43)
08 - Dubster, The / Retreat (4:37)
09 - DJ Gunshot / Wheel & Deal (Remix) (3:17)
10 - Roni Size / Timestretch (3:55)
11 - Dead Dred / Dred Bass (Pa Mix) (4:24)
12 - Cool Hand Flex / Mercy Mercy (De Underground VIP Mix) (3:44)
13 - Omni Trio / Stronger (5:52)
14 - Foul Play / Being With You (Van Kleef Remix) (7:19)
15 - Omni Trio / Nu Grooves 94 (5:06)
16 - Dead Dred / Dred Bass (Origin Unknown Remix) (6:20)

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VA - Metalheadz Presents Platinum Breakz ( 96 ^134mb)

Metalheadz is a pioneering drum and bass record label based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1993 by Goldie, it has been home to some of the drum and bass scene's brightest talent and is notable for the high quality of its back catalogue. The Metalheadz back catalogue features almost every major figure in the history of the genre, with artists such as Photek, Dillinja, Adam F, Grooverider, Doc Scott, Peshay, Alex Reece, Wax Doctor, Source Direct, J Majik, Lemon D, Hidden Agenda, Ed Rush & Optical contributing major productions to the imprint.

Metalheadz released the groundbreaking Platinum Breaks series of compilations, which were hailed by critics as the uniquely futuristic sound of young, multiracial Britain. They showcased a maturing genre of music that displayed the influences of reggae, hip-hop, house and techno and were highly-sophisticated and intricately-produced, contrary to the image of the music that had been presented by the mass media up to that point. Before their release, drum and bass compilations had been more closely associated with live DJ mix albums of varying quality, and the interest in the Platinum Breaks series proved instrumental in bringing the scene from its underground origins to the brink of mainstream success (at least in the UK).



01 - Rufige Kru - V.I.P. Riders Ghost (7:25)
02 - Peshay - Psychosis (8:41)
03 - Doc Scott - Far Away (7:56)
04 - Dillinja - The Angels Fell (5:52)
05 - J Majik - Your Sound (6:09)
06 - Photek - Conciousness (7:04)
07 - Hidden Agenda - The Flute Tune (6:07)
08 - Wax Doctor - The Spectrum (8:22)
09 - Alex Reece - Pulp Fiction (6:14)

VA - Metalheadz Presents Platinum Breakz 2 ( ^ 121mb)

10 - Doc Scott - Unofficial Ghost (8:47)
11 - Lemon D - In My Life (8:19)
12 - Source Direct - A Made Up Sound (6:19)
13 - Digital - Down Under (7:27)
14 - Asylum - Da Base II Dark (6:03)
15 - J Majik - Final Approach (7:31) 
16 - Dillinja - Armoured D (5:06)
17 - Peshay - The Nocturnal (Back On The Firm) (7:25)

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VA - MSX00.1 10th Anniversary Special Edition (00 * 124mb) 

Moving Shadow is a UK-based jungle/drum and bass record label that was started in 1990 by Rob Playford. Moving Shadow has grown to become one of the best-known and well-respected labels within the genre, achieving its 100th single release in 1997. The label began in 1990, initially operating from Playford's Stevenage home. The label's first release arrived in 1991; the Psychotronic EP by Earth Leakage Trip and the early roster of artists were mainly guises for Playford, such as 2 Bad Mice of which he formed a third along with Sean O'Keeffe and Simon Colebrooke.

As the rave scene split towards the end of 1992, Moving Shadow gravitated towards the emerging darkcore scene. Releases by artists such as Deep Blue (an alias for Sean O'Keeffe), Foul Play, Omni Trio and Hyper-On Experience enhanced the label's reputation, and by 1994, Moving Shadow was at the forefront of the UK jungle/drum and bass scene. In 1994 Playford began working with the drum & bass artist Goldie on tracks written using his Rufige Kru alias. The result was Goldie's Timeless album, produced and engineered by Playford and released in 1995 on the better-funded FFRR Records as opposed to Moving Shadow. The album became the first from the drum & bass scene to 'cross-over' into the mainstream to critical acclaim, and remains one of the biggest-selling drum & bass albums of all time.

Moving Shadow maintained its status as one of the highest-profile drum and bass labels, with Dom and Roland, Aquasky, Calyx and EZ Rollers joining the roster in 1996-1997. EZ Rollers saw their music featured in the movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, but this chartbound jazzy drum'n'bass was not representative of the overall sound, which moved mainly into techstep toward the end of 1990s. Moving Shadow provided music for the computer game Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999) and also a whole radio station called MSX FM in Grand Theft Auto III (2001) and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005).

In 2000, the label reached a decade in business, a rare achievement for an independent label from the rave scene, and celebrated with a retrospective of their remarkable back catalogue. At hand here , an 80 minute mix of some of Moving Shadow's most celebrated releases. Rob Playford spent many hours listening to the label's previous releases in order to pick just thirty or so to reflect the various sounds and styles that are part of Moving Shadow - not an easy task! Using three tracks from each year (roughly), Rob has managed to spin a seamless tale of the last decade's Breakbeat and Drum&Bass history.



01 - Rob* & Goldie - The Shadow (Process Mix) (2:35)
02 - 2 Bad Mice - 2 Bad Mice (0:36) 
03 - Cosmo & Dibs - Oh So Nice (1:42)
04 - Kaotic Chemistry - Drum Trip (1:13)
05 - 2 Bad Mice - Hold It Down (0:14)
06 - 2 Bad Mice - Waremouse (1:53)
07 - Blame - 2 Bad Mice Take You (3:09)
08 - 2 Bad Mice - Bombscare (Remix) (1:19) 
09 - Omni Trio - Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix) (3:03)
10 - Cloud 9 - You Got Me Burnin' (Remix) (2:47)
11 - Foul Play - Open Your Mind (2:58)
12 - Omni Trio - Feel Better (Foul Play Remix) (2:18)
13 - Hyper-On Experience - Lords Of The Null-Lines (Foul Play Remix) (3:43)
14 - Renegade - Terrorist (1:53)
15 - Omni Trio - Thru The Vibe (2 On 1 Mix) (3:49)
16 - Deep Blue - The Helicopter Tune (3:10)
17 - Dead Dred - Dred Bass (2:13)
18 - E-Z Rollers - Believe (3:19)
19 - Cloud 9 - Jazzmin (2:20)
20 - Aquasky - Dezires (2:18)
21 - Flytronix The Rhode Tune (2:17)
22 - E-Z Rollers Retro (3:55)
23 - E-Z Rollers Tough At The Top (Instrumental) (3:27)
24 - Flytronix Contemporary Accousticz Jam (2:03)
25 - Dom & Roland - Thunder (2:53)
26 - Dom & Roland - Parasite (2:30)
27 - Technical Itch - Reborn (3:42)
28 - Known Unknown - Rollers Edit (2:57)
29 - Dom & Roland - Can't Punish Me (2:23)
30 - E-Z Rollers - RS2000 (2:55)
31 - 60 Minute Man - Brand Nu Day (4:06)

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2 comments:

n2j3 said...

giving something back...

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feel free to host here etc.

ogg quality 7.
no covers (due to lack of scanner !)

n2j3 said...

would have been great if you responded Rho T_T