Jams on the car ride home. 🚗
If you know, you know. 🥁🎛️🎶
Definitely one of my favourite #albums of all time (and I'm indebted to @alanmwalsh for turning me onto it when we were kids!)
To me, this is drum n bass' #manifesto . Its alpha and its omega. It all begins and ends in this record. #DnB may have passed, but these songs still kill it. The breaks are jazzy and fresh, even if the sound seems less cool and a hell of a lot more obvious. .
You want life-changing, though? This was life-changing. To my 14yo self, the only way you would ever see/hear this stuff was if you were lucky enough to see it on #thewedge -- 🇨🇦MuchMusic's (Canada's MTV) weekly showcase of bleeding-edge indie music videos, and frankly the wormhole through which Good Music entered the brains of our youth in the mid- to -late 90s. God, there isn't a day that goes by where I don't feel loss over its cancellation and @sookyinleee 's resigning (though as an adult I now totally empathize w her decision). Anyways, HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THE VIDEO for "Brown Paper Bag?" Do yoursleves a favour and go Youtube it now. Trust me. It's brilliant. But also, PRETEND you are in the 90s and that there is no such thing as Youtube so you can't fast forward. Watch it all the way through!
I saw this video way one night as a kid and "Brown Paper Bag" instantly become one of my Holy Grails.
@ronisizebristol played my hometown on my 19th birthday (the day I turned Legal), and at the time I thought that the planets must have aligned or something. I couldn't believe what was happening: this guy made Newforms! He was like a god. But that night was one of the Don't Meet The Wizard situations, and after six hours of dnb that all sounded the same (and NONE of which this record) from all the openers and his set, I realized that DnB is awesome as an idea and style, but like so much dance music you need to embrace it in moderation.
Also? a bunch of people apparently pronounce his name as if it's one word?
I still can't get over that. .
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