Enzo Siragusa's Inspirational Jungle Jams
Massive tracks from Andy C to Slipmatt.
Enzo Siragusa is something of a staple when it comes to party throwing in London. He's been spinning records in the city for well over a decade and in that time has established his FUSE parties, which have themselves become a hugely popular night out in the capital. Yet more recently, as part of his project with Alexkid, he has been exploring the worlds of jungle, hardcore, and breakbeat. With that in mind, and the Evolutions EP out soon, we asked the producer to stop by and tell us about his favourite, all time, best to ever do it jungle records. Here's what he came through with.
This has been so hard to do, I have so many jungle records and cherish them all. I've focussed on '94 to '95 which were my early raving years. I only have about 100 records in my studio so I looked through them. I have around 1000 hardcore and jungle records I collected between 92-96 at my parents house. There are so many records I've missed from artists like, Peshay, Nookie, Dillinja or Photek and labels like V Recordings or Formation to name a few. Here goes!
Omni Trio -Renegade Snares (Foul Play VIP Mix) (Moving Shadow)
Both the original and the Foul Play remix in '93 were already special! However this was a touch of class when it dropped in '95 and for me bettered its predecessors. Which wasn't easily done!
Engineers Without Fears - Spiritual Aura (Dee Jay Recordings)
One of the first tunes I heard when walking into Dreamscape in '94 at The Sanctuary in Milton Keynes.
DJ Peshay - Represent (Metalheadz)
Deep soulful D&B. I was really into the deeper and more 'intelligent' side of drum & bass. I remember Fabio opening his set with this at Helter Skelter in '94.
Boogie Times Tribe - Dark Stranger (Origin Unknown Remix) (Suburban Bass)
Andy C - Cool Down (RAM Records)
I loved pretty much everything on this label. I get a lot of inspiration for my music here. Switching up dubby and then heavy beats. Get your head down and rave!
Return of the Q-Project - Champion Sound (Legend Records)
Pure rawness...this is jungle! I heard this rewound many a time in the dance.
Slipmatt - Breaking Free (Awesome Records)
This for me was the cross over between hardcore and jungle in 94, music getting darker and I was getting into the deeper side of the sound. But this was one to get your hands in the air to.
Ray Keith - Terrorist (Moving Shadow)
The source of the Kilimanjaro sound. That bass line!
LTJ Bukem - Music (Good Looking Records)
Words can not describe the emotions when I hear this track — this one is from a deep place. Close your eyes, listen and feel...music to rush to. I could easily list every single track on this label. I was a tough call between this and Bukem & Peshay's "19.5".
Cool Hand Flex - Melody Madness (In Touch Records)
Jungle at its finest, blending beats, bass a lots of sampling. Some soul a funk right here in this record.