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James Lebens and Benjamin Hatton are Two Times Ten - Number Eleven - Reinforced Records 1991-95

James Lebens and Benjamin Hatton are Two Times Ten - Number Eleven - Reinforced Records 1991-95

Playing tracks by

Goldie, Low Key Movements, 4hero, Underground Software and DJ Peshay.

Chart positions

This show was 69th in the global jungle chart.

We always loved Reinforced. For many (including Ben and I), they were that vanguard label that epitomised the emergence of the jungle sound breaking away from the hardcore/rave scene that birthed it with many of those important players who championed it in the clubs and on the airwaves featuring on this selection.

What set them apart? Well, the Detroit element was always intertwined with the roster and sister labels. Fact - Reinforced has the best catalogue of hoover lines ever committed to wax! They also took Goldie under their wing (University!) and you can hear the obvious blueprint for Metalheadz on all his releases with them. They also spawned fan favourites Tom & Jerry, and with DJ Stretch jumping on board you could hear roots culture and two-step (even Brandy!) loops also adding to that sound.

So here's 80 minutes of early Reinforced. A massive thank you to DJ Stretch, Gus, Marc, Dego et al. for the music.

Enjoy, stay safe and see you on the next one.

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4 Hero - Mind Loss (A State Of Amnesia)
Manix - Special Request
Nasty Habits - Here Comes The Drumz
Rufige Cru - Rollin Like Scottie
Code 071 - A London Sumtin (Remix)
Tek 9 - Killing Time (Tom & Jerry Remix)
Rufige Cru - Ghosts Of My Life
Low Key Movements - Ear Drums (Good Times)
Internal Affairs - In My Soul
4 Hero - Parallel Universe
Nick OD - Ruff Dub (remix)
Underground Software - Different Ting
Tek 9 - Del Die Gogo
4 Hero - In The Shadow (Sundown)
Nookie - Drummer Of Doom
Peshay - Gangster
Primary Source - Smile
Scott & Keith - Deranged (Bonus Drums mix)
Grooverider - Sinister (The Influence remix)
The Guyver- Feel (dubplate)