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Mampi Swift – Big Tune EP


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Drum and Bass and Junglist legend Mampi Swift – a man whose name is synonymous with the late-90s golden age of the genre and arguably one of the main players who helped transition the sound away from the samples based and a ragga dominated aesthetic, into the more modern, up front, synth heavy sound we know today – is set to release his first EP in two years on his newly relaunched Charge Recordings imprint, a label whose catalogue has, since its inception, defined the evolution of modern drum and bass.

The EP sees Mampi embrace the sound that made his technically gifted, ‘double drop’ heavy DJ sets around the world awe inspiring, whilst advancing on the foundations he laid all those years ago by utilising a hyper modern sound set alongside his classic palette of pioneering tones that emerged in the wake of the jump-up and early DnB explosion.

msThe tracks utilise bouncy synth work and relentless rolling drums alongside deftly place transitions to create a collection of dancefloor heavy bangers that draw upon all of his influences and experience as well as paying homage to the entire gamut of DNBs numerous sub-genres and attitudes. From the sugar rush, endorphin high of the titular opening number, the Andy C, Mista Jam,Roni Size and Friction supported Big Tune feat Dapz and Dynamite MC, all the way through to the aggressive ragga ballad Time.

The EP takes a futuristic pit stop in middle America with the bombastic and ridiculously brilliant Detroit Bass – a number that harvests classic synth sounds from the lates 80s and early 90s, the rave ready, plucked percussive stabs, the heaving John Carpenter-esq arpeggios, the hi-fi faux string sounds and retro hoover sweeps and combines them with reese swells and the clipped, staccato drum tracks of 2015s neuro scene to devastating effect – before returning, Full Cycle, to Bristol with Iron Side a number originally destined for release with Roni Size’s legendary organisation, before being lost to the sands of time only to re-emerging from its grave, in all its 90s glory, in a plush new tailored suit and tie, in 2015.

The collection also includes a remix of millennial banger Jaws by Serum and Coda, a tune that see the producers harness the gritty power of Swift’s ‘Where’s Jack The Ripper?’ style bassline in conjuction with a minimal 2-step drum beats a crafty use of space and subtlely that is reticent of a grimey rendition DBridge and EXIT’s autonomic sound.

DJ SUPPORT FROM – Andy C, Friction, Mista Jam, Roni Size and more.
 

 

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Celebrating 10 years of dnbshare.com

DnBShare.Com – 10 years of Drum and Bass Downloads #WeLoveDnBShare

DnBShare.Com – Celebrating 10 years of Free Drum and Bass Downloads #WeLoveDnBShare

Celebrating 10 years of dnbshare.com
Celebrating 10 years of dnbshare.com

It seems almost like yesterday every DJ around the world found somewhere to upload and share their mixes. The site has kept its very minimal look with only very minor updates, as the original was simply PERFECT for what was needed!

Of course like any site it has its flaws (they would call them features), your mix would only stay on their database as long as it was receiving downloads. Its fair enough really as disk space maybe cheap these days, but it doesnt pay for itself! And maybe also that searching for something is a bit simplistic (it works 100%, but maybe could be better)

Advertising on the site has always been kept to a single standard rotating banner which on many occasions actually has some products Ive been interested in and purchased.

Basically the site has been there almost constantly (i remember 1 glitch 2-3 years ago it was down for a day), and been relied upon by DJs around the world since 2006.

That day when the site did go down a few years ago was around the time when Chemical Records closed down I think, and it made me think of the importance to the DnB Scene DnBShare.com actually is!!! Could DJs live without it? What alternatives are there out there? Mixcloud and Soundcloud may all look very nice, but they are hugely more complicated to put in track names, maybe pay a fee, graphics and artwork, description, hashtags etc etc when all a DJ wants to do is upload a mix and share a link !!!

We are not sure the exact date when DNBSHARE.COM came into existance in 2006, but it also could be regarded as a timeline of the Drum and Bass scene around the world, featuring the headline DJ acts, seeing the evolution of internet radio stations both past and present, as well as sets from bedroom DJs around the world, or producers trying to get their music heard. Weve done a search for mixes we have featured here on drumandbasslines.com over the last few years and come up with the following historical DnB gems you can download for free from the links below direct from the dnbshare.com website. Heres a collection of the best from the nineties- GRAB THEM WHILE YOU CAN :

1992

PHANTASY innersense nye 92 – http://sh.st/vFskq HERE
LTJ BUKEM 92 seduction 3 ltj bukem 92 seduction 3 – http://sh.st/vFaBK HERE

1993

DOC SCOTT live at dance trance 1993 – http://sh.st/vFaCM HERE
KENNY KEN, FEARLESS, NAVIGATOR scarlet quest 1993 – http://sh.st/vFsTf HERE
MOVING SHADOW mix1 late93mid94 – http://sh.st/vFs2V HERE

1994

KENNY KEN studio mix volume 1 1994 – http://sh.st/vFaLK HERE
DOUGAL with mcs JUICEMAN mutley hooligan evolution 4 30 04 94 – http://sh.st/vFssV HERE

1995

LTJ BUKEM dreamscape 21 december 31 1995 – http://sh.st/vFseo HERE
GROOVERIDER philosophy november 1995 – http://sh.st/vFsfU HERE
jungle 1995 telepathy steppin MICKEY FINN, SHABBA yank – http://sh.st/vFsUO HERE

1996

jungle slammer best of 96 DJ BROCKIE easy d youtube – http://sh.st/vFak9 HERE
BROCKIE, SHY FX heat 96 brockie shy fx heat 96 2 – http://sh.st/vFaLE HERE
KENNY KEN b2 DR S GACHET desire 3rd feb 1996 – http://sh.st/vFaB0 HERE
MICKEY FINN desire 96 – http://sh.st/vFaNs HERE
radio one ZINC hype ron mc navigator gq 15 11 96 – http://sh.st/vFssS HERE

1997

NICKY BLACKMARKET live helter skelter energy 97 b – http://sh.st/vFaZW HERE
ANDY C telepathy 1997 feat shabba d bassman spyda part 1 mp3 8460 – http://sh.st/vFaMk HERE
PHOTEK essential mix 28121997 – http://sh.st/vFa4c HERE
MAMPI SWIFT w navigator kool fm 97 side a by p culmann – http://sh.st/vFa8l HERE
ED RUSH i sko above the cloudz iceland 14 01 1997 – http://sh.st/vFstC HERE
GROOVERIDER helterskelter 1997 – http://sh.st/vFscS HERE
BROCKIE alongside the SKIBADEE and MC DET jungle fever 97 – http://sh.st/vFscK HERE

1998

ZINC helter skelter energy 98 08 08 1998 1 – http://sh.st/vFsxy HERE
SHY FX, MICKEY FINN fever 1998 side a – http://sh.st/vFsOx HERE
SHY FX, MICKEY FINN fever 1998 side b – http://sh.st/vFsOu HERE

1999

BROCKIE, SHABBA 1999 – http://sh.st/vFa68 HERE
ANDY C 1999 kiss 100 fm 11 11 1999 – http://sh.st/vFsZF HERE
ANDY C at kiss fm 29 09 1999 – http://sh.st/vFsZK HERE
RAY KEITH, SKIBADEE helter skelter halloween 1999 – http://sh.st/vFde1 HERE

#WeLoveDnBShare

In recognition of the service DnBShare has done the community, we would like to propose a hashtag

#WeLoveDnBShare

for DJs, producers or fans to use when they upload a mix or track to the dnbshare.com site. This hashtag then pushes dnbshare fully onto Twitter and Facebook as well, and gives people an easy hashtag to search for new downloads for the next 10 years.

Share the hashtag, share this post, and help spread the word!

CONGRATULATIONS DnBSHARE.COM !!! LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER 10 YEARS !!