#Back of the stack, catching up with artists in the scene and reminiscing on some of their favourite tracks from back in the day. No real rules, just sharing some musical knowledge and reflecting on the past….
It’s time for another killer edition of Back of the Stack, with the selections this time around coming from one of Manchester’s finest exports, the junglist MC and all round top bloke Chimpo. It is rare to find an artist who can be so proficient across multiple disciplines of drum and bass, from rap to production to DJ’ing, but Chimpo crosses between all three with apparent ease. With his new album dropping next month, the the man himself gives us a taste of some of the classic cuts that helped shape his awesome style of filthy bars and filthier bass lines.
Maximum Style – Admit to Love
This is 4Hero / Tom & Jerry init. I guess its an early attempt at doing something more accessible and I think they smashed it theres not an abundance of old jungle songs like in proper song format and this is one of the best for me. its just a soul song with jungle drums and bass. It’s pretty much what i’ve been trying for just without the rapping. I love this tune.
Chameleon – Links
This is just perfect. If i listen to this high i might cry. Everything in it is just sat where it needs to be. It just grooves and bounces perfect and only changes as much as it needs to do. Amazing tune!
Reprazent – Railing
Dynamite set the pace on this. There wasn’t many tunes then which were just an MC just rolling out the whole track. Obviously there was hype tunes like Original Nuttah where the MC was going mad but this was more collected and just persistent. It’s pretty much just a rap tune with D&B breaks which is basically what my new album is.
Jodeci Feenin’ (LTJ Buken remix)
I love tunes like this where they’re all trippy and floaty but the bass is just gangsta. ‘Music’ by Bukem is the same. This sound needs bringing back, I could rave to this for about 10 hours.
Marcus Intalex & ST Files – How You Make Me Feel
Marcus pioneered so much. he’s the king forever. He put me and so many people on and created so many styles. This one changed everything. It’s just a perfect piece of D&B. Over 20 years later no ones matched this. like with couple of the others i chose, its got that sweetness and jazziness but its still mad heavy and gangsta. liquids a bit soft nowadays, whereas Marcus and ST had a real balance of light and dark.