Anyone want to share Jacques Greene's new stuff?
>Do you like garage?
>Do you like Dubstep?
>Do you like 90s rave music?
>Do you like old skool jungle and DnB?
>Are you familiar with pirate radio, sound clashes, and Dubplate culture?
American here, on my phone, but gonna do my best to explain these.
One of the key outlets for new and underground styles of dance music in England dating back to the late 80s rave scene
It's a Jamaican tradition where rival Ragga MCs get on the miles and "clash" with rival crews (think rap battles)
It's just producers putting tunes out on dubplates so they can get into the clubs quickly
illegal radio stations, very important to british dance music culture & history.
DJs & soundsystems duking it out. See who gets the mandem going the most
the culture around dubplates. Exclusives, demos, one of the big forces that made the uk sounds evolve at the speed they did.
Look this stuff up on wikipedia for starters. While just enjoying the tunes is nice, dig in the culture behind them. watch some documentaries, read interviews, etc.
Maybe not overtly, but those sounds have always influenced his music. The rolling, un-quantized shuffle of the drums of the unusual, metallic sounds he uses for percussion both trace back to jungle and DnB. Plus his use of the Reece bass too. Also, his vocals while often in that Todd Edwards style sometimes are are more reminiscent of hardcore pitched up chipmunk diva vocals. Also the whole Dubstep/garage connection is pretty clear.
PJDN is great actually. the show is basically a carbon copy of real recordings. At least 90% of the show is a collage of real events.Not even to exaggerated either, pirate radio culture was wild.
Read ALL the parts (intro, 1-7), this shit covers a lot:
"Put your hands where I can see
Baby, you know what I mean
'Cos you're looking good to me
And you know I feel the heat
As you button up your dress
And I wake up in your bed
With a head full of regrets
Saying please don't turn me on"
So stereo-typically RnB it hurts
Yep. A lot of the best tunes were bootleg white label mixes of American RnB tunes like Brandy and Monica's The Boy is Mine, Tina Moore's Never Gonna Let You Go and Nobody Better, plus several Whitney Houston songs.