Bargain Jungle Archive

Project A-KO ‎– Afterglow Pt. 1 & 2

The words “bargain jungle” and “4 Hero” are a match made in heaven, as today’s track will demonstrate. Released on Reinforced in 1994, Project A-KO was a short-lived alias by the legendary Marc Mac and Dego. The alias itself is taken from an 80s Japanese parody anime film of the same name. You can see

New Skool Society ‎– The Natural

Today’s bargain track is a lively mid 90s number from the New Skool Society. The New Skool Society was lived project by Reinforced Record veterans DJ’s Stretch and Teebone. Released in 1996, The Natural finds itself slap bang in the middle of the emerging dark techstep drum and bass style, and the more jump up jungle sound. The

Nobukazu Takemura – Searching (Roni Size & Die Remix)

Today’s slice of bargain jungle is a beautifully understated remix by Bristolian’s Roni Size and DJ Die. “Searching” is a cut from renowned Japanese DJ Nobukazu Takemura’s debut album “Childs View“. The original mix of “Searching” is a downtempo acid jazz piece released on the LP in 1994. Released on a Childs View remix EP in the same year,

DJ Zinc – Innate

A bit of a special bargain jungle track this one. ‘Innate’ first found itself on vinyl via one of Zinc’s lesser known aliases ‘Jack Ruby‘. As Jack Ruby, Zinc experimented with the emerging deep and atmospheric (or Intelligent) sound pioneered by the likes of LTJ Bukem, and released a series of 12″s on Knowledge Records

Pat Metheny ‎– Across The Sky (Goldie Remix)

I found this one on my, sometimes costly, travels around Discogs. Despite being a huge Goldie fan, I had never heard it before, and was not disappointed when I found the YouTube video. I know nothing the Pat Metheny group other that what Discogs told me; they are a “jazz fusion band founded in 1977

Dave M – Waitrose Essential 1993 Mix

Another mix here courtesy of Dave M aka Brian Badonde, and it’s a great idea and selection. I thought this fitted in with the Drumtrip Bargain Jungle series perfectly – Not a single tune, but a whole mix of tunes available for under a fiver. Hold tight for further Bargain Jungle mixes from Brian as he goes