Back to 93! Two of jungle drum & bass's most foundational tunes get a '17 remaster boost to ensure they stand up against today's muscular production standards. "VIP Drumz" opens with the iconic twisted detuned rising sound that perfectly captures the hair-raising hardcore transition of the time while the wily drum switches still do the business to this day. Goldie's "Ghosts Of My Life" enjoys a similar re-beef to ensure every pranged out sonic surprise remains just as vital as it was 23 years ago. Essential.
FACT: Being knighted with an MBE doesn't affect your gully abilities. Case in point: Goldie's return to his original Rufige Kru guise. First up, SCAR shake up his 1992 classic "Dark Rider". Maintaining the deep bass plunges, twisted paranoid feels and staccato detuned riff while polishing the production and rebuilding the drums, it's a near-on perfect example of remix craft. Then comes the VIP: 2000's "Beachdrifta" gets the future treatment. All the beauty and bliss of the intro are present but now come with added raw soul as Cleveland Watkiss adds his haunted cries and that drop gets a turbo charged sheen into pure back-hunched drama. Incredible.