Wat gwan Junglist! Special ED here. It’s not often I get sent Jungle tunes that I really get excited about till now. Welcome Tom Hoogs from NYC and his release on Inner City Dance, a Toronto, Canada based label run by the legends Marcus Visionary and Lush. This a label to keep your eyes on.
Puff Bomb: This tune’s sinister intro that gets the goose bumps started then “Puff on da bomb”; the tune drops and takes you to the Golden Era of Jungle. My happy place! The drums are on point and baselines are tight. I also have to mention the production quality is top notch. This tune is definitely going into my rinse heavily crate!
Jah Break: Up tempo raga dancehall intro that sets your body in motion right into a jazzed fueled bounce. Full Cycle/DJ Die vibes all through this dance floor killer. The little details such the sneaky little horns, the whoop whoop, the string stabs and the space sounds really set this tune apart for me. Listen and see for yourself.
Special ED has been DJing Jungle and D&B since 1996, influenced heavily by the Ragga and Jump-Up styles of the time. Special ED has played alongside some of the VIP Drum n’ Bass - Jungle DJ's, producers and MC's, such as Spectrasoul, DJ SS, Remarc, Dieselboy, AK1200, General Malice. Nickey Blackmarket, Mikey Finn, Aphrodite, Artificial Intelligence, Slip & Slide, Marcus Visionary, Lush, John B, A Sides, Mathematics, Sigma, Ed Rush & Optical, Capital J, Eskman, L-Natural and Caddy Cad to mention a few. As of recent Special ED has joined FLEX Recordings as an artist and Radio Press Officer.