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