Classic Cloudcasts #1: Old School Drum & Bass


Origin Unknown talked about 31 Seconds… Doc Scott named his label 31 records… So we’ve picked out 31 cloudcasts full of old school drum and bass goodness for you to get all hype about.

Feast your ears on these ace mixes, either  from legends of the scene, stellar mixes of classic tunes from the d*b golden age, or interviews with some of the scene’s main players.. We’ve got them right here.

Classic Cloudcasts #1: Old School Drum & Bass on Mixcloud

1. The Life & Times of Stevie Hyper D


The legendary MC is celebrated in this documentary by Audio Compound. The  most listened to show to date on Uncle Dugs’ RCFF Rinse FM weekly throwdown.

2. DJ MARKY – Jungle & D&B Classics Set


A classics mix from this classic DJ.

3. Grooverider – Essential Mix 1996


Back in the day mix from the doyen of D&B.

4. Fabio – Amnesia House, 1992


You can’t have one without the other right? An old skool mix up from DJ Fabio.

5.  Ed Rush & Optical Old Skool Mix Session 170bpm


A dark dirty mix of the duo’s finest moments.

6. Randall – Studio Session (Feb 2013)


“To hot to handle, too cold to hold” was the cry back in the day. A recent mix from one of the best in the business.

7. TAYO3000 – Wicked Wicked! 


First in the series of  rolling vinyl only mixes….  Starting with Tom + Jerry, ending with Usual Suspects…

8.  4 Hero – One In The Jungle 1997


Reinforced Records’ Dego and Marc Mac live on Radio 1.

9.  Rinse FM – Uncle Dugs meets Congo Natty

One of our favourite DJs, interviews one of our favourite artists on one of our favourite stations.  Rewind!

10. Rack n Ruin – D&B Winter Sun Mix


Black Butter artist Rack ‘n’ Ruin going in on the classics.

11 Legends of Drum and Bass – JJ Frost


One of THE original DJ’s, and co-owner back in the day  (with Brian G) of the seminal V Recordings label.

12. Brian G Old Skool Mix for Benji B


So we had to put in a mix of Brian G too, right? This was an exclusive mix for Carnival 2009, aired on the Benji B show for the BBC.

13.  Back 2 The Jungle


“Raw like Reservoir Dogs” – DJ BMK takes it back to the ragga jungle days…

14. Shy FX + Fearless, Shabba, Skibadee, IC3, 50 – United Dance v Jungle Fever, Bagleys 2000


Shy FX, accompanied by London’s finest mic men take apart Bagleys at the turn of the century.

15. Andy C x Randall x MC Moose – Jungle Mania Jamboree, 1995


Ram Records top man goes head to head with Randall at Jungle Mania’s birthday. Eyes down, lighters up…

16. DJ Hype b2b Zinc – Desire


Hype & Zinc – two thirds of the original Tru Playaz crew go back to back.

17. Jaguar Skills – History Of Drum & Bass Mix


165 classics in an hour? Really? Oh go on then….

18.  Crissy Criss – Jungle Mix


1xtra’s D&B specialist at work on a JUUUNGLIST tip.

19. DJ Hype, Jungle Mania 1995


Hype! Hype! Hype! Tru Playaz boss gets busy for Jungle Mania.

20. Kode 9 – Fact Mix 156


Hyperdub main man indulges his love for jungle “mostly from ’94-’96”. Proper heritage business.

21. Metalheadz Podcast 030 


Few labels have such an amazing back catalogue as Goldie’s Metalheadz. You need this mix.

22. Drum n Bass Classic 


Wax Doctor, Alex Reece, Peshay, Roni Size (pictured), and more right here.

23. LTJ Bukem – One Nation Under A Groove , 1995


LTJ Bukem, alongside the ever present MC Conrad, looking good.

24. Blu Marten – From The Vaults Mix 1995


From a collection of cassettes Blu Marten recently found of  “a whole bunch of mixes I did between 1992 and 1997”.. There’s more where this great mix came from…

25. Slipmatt’s Slip Back In Time Show ( Special Guest Kenny Ken)


This week Slipmatt goes 93 Hardcore for the first 30 mins, Kenny Ken mixes Liquid D&B in to Jump Up for an hour and Slipmatt finishes off with a 1990/91 selection of early rave and bleeps…

26. Deep Moving Shadow Mix


The legendary label’s finest moments.

27. Ruffhouse – Renegade Hardware 18th Bday


A celebration set from the day this South London label became a man.

28. Kemistry & Storm live @Amazon Club, 1995


A quality mix from what was a brilliant DJ partnership,

29. Goldie b2b Total Science B2B Storm – Metalheadz History Sessions


Heavyweight history lessons from Metalheadz Cable sessions.

30. Bailey – B2B w/ A Sides, Sun n Bass Festival 


The full set taken from Bailey & A Sides old skool session in Sardinia. Goldie contributing with the rewinds.

31. Nicky Blackmarket & MC Eksman @Stamina Sound


2004 session starting with Top Cat, and gets progressively more crazy. Heavy vibrations.

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