Wednesday, 11 June 2008

From Beyond the Rave

We were sitting around the other day reminiscing about the glory days of Nu Rave - thirty year olds in Timmy Mallet gear running round Boombox, Trash Fashion in the Sunday Times, Adrian Chiles blogging on Fluokids. Great days, and so in the spirit of a mini revival, we’ve dug a classic out of the original rave vaults and given it a brushing down for 2008.

Alongside Lost’s “Gonzo” and Dee Patten’s ‘Who’s the Badman”, Lennie De Ice’s 1991 classic ‘We R IE ‘ is often cited as one of the first jungle records, and possibly the first to use the Amen break (if you ignore Rebel MC). Whatever, its’ dubby bassline, Detroity pads, disembodied African chants and spinbacks still sound like the future, today, seventeen years later.

There's four new mixes coming on the newly revamped Y4K label, but here's the original in 320 KBPs glory , and a funky bassline-99' style mix from Johan Filterman.

Lennie De Ice - We Are I.E. (Johan Filterman E-Dub Extended Mix)
Lennie De Ice - We Are I.E. (Original Extended Edit)