Here are two new tunes for you!
The first tune is called Smooth Stepper and it’s something that’s completely different than what I usually do. I normally make oldschool-sounding ragga/hiphop-influenced jungle but this one is more along the lines of smooth, rolling D&B. I wanted to make a tune that sounded like contemporary D&B, that didn’t flagrantly use vocal samples, and that would be the kind of tune that my wife and I would listen to in the car during a roadtrip (like all of those DJ Fiver CDs we used to listen to). I would have liked to have done a bit more with / to this tune but, for whatever reason, the project file for this tune REALLY disagrees with my laptop! Even though it contains very few sounds and effects, I can barely play a few bars of this tune in Making Waves (the software I use to make tunes) without my whole computer locking up for a moment. So all this to say that it certainly isn’t perfect but it’s been sitting on my laptop for a very long time and I can’t really work on it anymore so I’m sharing it as is!
The second tune will probably sound familiar to many of you! It’s called Old Junglist Performer and it’s a remix of my Strong Junglist Performer which is a remix of DJ Frankus’ Jungle Farmer which is a remix of Spragga Benz’ Strong Performer. ;) If you saw my blogpost about Strong Junglist Performer, you probably detected that I wasn’t totally happy with the way it turned out. So, just for the fun of it, I stripped out the drums from the previous version and replaced them with layers of very oldschool-sounding jungle beats. I also stripped out the dark, rumbling bassline and replaced it with deep, oldschool-sounding bass hits. So the result is a more oldschool-sounding version of Strong Junglist Performer; hence the name Old Junglist Performer. It’s still not perfect but I think I prefer this version. ;)