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  • 5 years ago
Amen Smashers

Amen Smashers

Playing tracks by

Dillinja, Splash, System Ex, AWOL VIP - Randall & Andy C, Tango Remix - Fallen Angels and more.

Jungle has always been one foot in the past and one foot in the future. Heavy on the dreamy atmospheric pads, growling reese basslines and obligatory rasta samples, Jungle music still retains a live, organic feeling that other genres of EDM lack by using (mainly) classic rock and roll drums as the basis for it's drum programming. Through breakbeat hardcore, jungle, and hip-hop, the sound of re-sampled classic rock n' roll breaks (the amen break in particular) has worked it's way into the collective unconscious of two generations of ravers and beat-makers. Half of the mix has been composed from tracks from the early to mid 1990's. The other half of the mix features only tunes that have come out this month (Dec. 2011). This has been done to illustrate the immortality of the Amen break's sound. Producers still make extensive use of the Amen break because it sounds no less crisp and powerful today than it did when it was first recorded in 1969.