Another mix from Dave M AKA Bwian AKA Brian Badonde AKA The Richest Man In Jungle!
This time Dave turns his attention to another one of jungle’s heavy hitting labels in the form of midlands based Back 2 Basics.
The Back 2 Basics label was born in 1993 and was run by producer Jason Ball. As well as a solo artist, Jason was also a part of several well known production outfits like Dred Bass, JB & Ascend and Northern Connexion.
Throughout the labels peak years of 1994 and 1995 they released some hugely successful tracks such as DJ Taktix – The Way (and The Way VIP, as used in Father Ted), Horns For 94 and Chimeira’s “Deeper Life“. However, probably the best known release from the Back 2 Basics camp wasn’t actually released on their label, with the landmark Dred Bass by Dead Dred ending up on Moving Shadow.
The label continued to release prolifically well into the late 90s before finally calling it a day around 2008.
On to the mix, Dave goes through almost all of the label’s back catalogue from it’s 1993 beginnings, until the jump up jungle outings in late 1995. Be sure to watch out for one of my all time favourites; “Sunrize” by the mysterious DJ Biggs.
Outa Intelligence – Foolz Gold
Outa Intelligence – Son of a B*tch, A*ss hole
The Pilgrim & Ned Ryder – Face Of The Deep
DJ Taktix – The Way (VIP)
The J.B – Stand Easy
The J.B – Horns For 94
Asend & Ultravibe – What Kind Of World
Ned Ryder – Lift Off
Northern Connexion – Think
Chimera – Deeper Life
The J.B & Asend – The Dreamer
Ultravibe – Will They Ever
Asend & Ultravibe – Real Love
Northern Connexion – Re-Think
DJ Shock C & DJ Ellis The Menace – Crazy Feelings
The J.B – Back To Life (The Dedication Linarz Cru Remix)
T.I.C – Rockers
Ultravibe – The Guardian Angel
T.I.C – Too Fast
Northern Connexion – The Bounce
DJ Taktix – Untitled *2
Asend & Ultravibe – Real Love (DJ SS Rollers Remix
DJ Biggs – Sunrize
Bad Behaviour – Damascus Danse
Dred Bass Feat. The J.B – World Of Music
DJ Biggs – The Hunter
Northern Connexion – The Bounce (Pugwash & Asend Remix)
Apollo 13 – Space Dust
Chimera – Deepr Life (Northern Connexion Remix)
Apollo 13 – Wobble
Bad Behaviour – Bust It Like This
Dred Bass Feat. The J.B – Smokin Cans (SMR Remix
The Collective – Ease Yourself
Apollo 13 – Do It Again
Dred Bass Feat. The J.B – World of Music (Remix 2)
Asend & Ultravibe – Inner Soul
Bad Behaviour – Come Closer (Co-Cane Remix)
The J.B – Go Back, Way Back
DJ Taktix – The VIP (Final Chapter)
Decoder – Power Steppers
Swoosh – Ya Rockin/Back To Life VIP
Check out Dave’s “All Splash / Juice Mix” here.
Main author and creator of Drumtrip.
I have been listening to and mixing drum and bass in its various forms since 1998.
Drumtrip was designed to celebrate the glory years between 1991 and 1997.