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MANIX

Special Request

MANIX

Special Request

Big track from the early Jungle era. First appeared on the 'Manic Minds' EP.

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RUFIGE KRU

Killa Muffin

RUFIGE KRU

Killa Muffin

The 1st release from Goldie on the R, produced with Freebase - a peep into the mind of a genius.

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RUFIGE KRU

Terminator 2

RUFIGE KRU

Terminator 2

Goldie earned the respect of the jungle community with this; a groundbreaking technological landmark.

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Lemon D

Break It Up

Lemon D

Break It Up

If you claim to be into Drum & Bass but don't know about Lemon D then do your homework and start here.

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Low Key Movements

Ear Drums

Low Key Movements

Ear Drums

When Ian coined the phrase 'dark jungle' he didn't mean a few silly horror movie samples...

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Chris Energy

Phantasies

Chris Energy

Phantasies

Few producers got the Jungle/Techno connection, but this is a seamless bridge from London-Detroit.

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NASTY HABITS

4 Da Cause

NASTY HABITS

4 Da Cause

Doc was brought to Reinforced when Goldie helped with A&R, with a title taken from the Reinforced Tshirt.

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4hero

Universal Love (4hero Remix)

4hero

Universal Love (4hero Remix)

This version was geared more for the floors but still carries the now familiar 4hero sound.

156

G-Force & Seiji

Clear Vision Featuring Bembe Segue

G-Force & Seiji

Clear Vision Featuring Bembe Segue

Featuring the soon to become 'Bugz In The Attic': Seiji, G-Force, Kaidi, Bembe and Daz-I-Kue.

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NOOKIE

Give A Little Love (94 Lick)

NOOKIE

Give A Little Love (94 Lick)

Classic anthem from Nookie, one of the longest serving artists on Reinforced. A massive anthem...

156

MANIX

Oblivion (Head In The Clouds) (Manix Remix)

MANIX

Oblivion (Head In The Clouds) (Manix Remix)

The biggest selling artist on Reinforced with one of the tracks that hovered just outside the top 40.

156

DJ Peshay

Gangsta

DJ Peshay

Gangsta

In my opinion this was Peshay's finest moment, taken from the 4 track EP 'Gansta'.

156

Wings

Wings.

Wings

Wings.

Produced by the Full Cycle cru; Ronnie Size, Die and Krust, each taking on a section.

156

Grooverider

Sinister (Remix)

Grooverider

Sinister (Remix)

Now this is straight up R business. Grooverider joins the Enforcers. Welcome home bruv.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks respecting the originators : Reinforced”

With the Hardcore/Rave/Junglist revival in full swing (check out Zomby's imminent new album for Werk for a prime example) we're extremely proud to bring you this exceptional 14 track selection put together by Marc Mac, founding member of 4 Hero and its revered imprint Reinforced. The label was set up in 1989 and in its earliest incarnation was responsible for some of the most sought after and influential proto Jungle experiments going, acting as a melting pot and laboratory for a mixture of sounds that would eventually splinter off into variants of Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Jungle and Garage. Some of this early material has been re-issued in drips and drabs over the years, but many of these tracks have remained frustratingly out of reach for a new generation of heads bewitched by the mastery at work on these legendary releases. Although the artwork and concepts have long since slipped into pastiche, this selection (complete with notes on each track by Marc Mac himself) makes for an essential primer that's utterly indispensable for those of us in need of a Hardcore education, and by our reckoning that means most of us...

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On 15 Oct 11:19 thegashman said:

“chris energy”

i know chris energy from my days selling vinyl at record fairs. next time i see him i'll tell him of this noble accolade and inclusion in a 14 tracks mix, i'm sure he'll be well chuffed :0)

On 15 Oct 12:40 Semtek said:

“Selection”

Big! Definitely got it right on this one, with Break It Up being a particularly apt choice. Only omission perhaps the Leon Mar track which appeared on the same enforcers double pack.

On 15 Oct 13:00 JRS said:
http://reddeerheat.co.uk

“Energy”

Poifect, the lot of 'em. However that Chris Energy track is an absolute favourite....sweeeet!

On 15 Oct 13:15 Uturn said:

“Great”

Great selection from this impressive label.
Some of my all time fav tracks are here.
Too bad the '96 track "Urban Radio" by Icons couldn't be added into this 14 track list.

On 15 Oct 16:00 dubwalla said:

“4 da cause”

what a track, doc scott tune's hold up to time surprisingly well.

i propose a 14 tracks compilation of the amens!

On 15 Oct 16:26 akrrrs said:

“Great Stuff...”

Some great tunes here from one of my favourite labels. This really was one of those labels where you looked forward to every new release... and not just because of the artwork!

Personally, I would have included 'Only You' by Nookie, 'The Saint' by Wax Doctor and a Paradox tune but all good nonetheless.

Semtek... that tune's called 'Confessions'... pure quality.

On 16 Oct 08:14 sam500 said:

“Leon Mar”

Yes, there are 2 ace Leon Mar tracks on the 'Above the Law' comp (one as Arcon 2) . I wondered what happened to him? His album never lived up to those initial expectations.

On 16 Oct 14:26 Bashford said:
http://benbashford.com

“Search Engine & Eniac / Syrix”

Dear Boomkat,

Please try to get MP3s of releases by the above artists. All released on "The R" in about 1999/2000

I was Syrix and half of Search Engine and I don't have any vinyl of the music I released.

Also, "Fish Eggs" by Hidden Agenda is a classic that needs to be heard again.

Excellent selection. Good work!

On 18 Oct 02:27 Peter said:
http://www.frogworth.com/utilityfog/

“niiiiiiiiice!”

Great selection from a cool label.
Gotta agree with some of the other commentators - that Chris Energy track is ace - particularly good!
It would've been nice to hear some of those great Arcon 2 singles, but maybe he's not quite one of the "originators".

On 22 Sep 20:44 Stephen said:
http://www.twoplayer.net

“Chris Energy”

Chris Energy - Astral Funk on the Drum Perspectives EP - that was the one to go for.

And how about 14 Tom & Jerry tracks??