I'm super excited for my gig tonight. Joro Boro and I have had many an awesome conversation, and have played at the same events before, but this is his latest monthly party and I've enjoyed every one I went to, so I'm thrilled to be a part of it.
Also, we picked a theme which allows me to bring out some music I've been messing with but haven't felt was right for the many other awesome gigs I have been playing. I just reunited with my vinyl record collection, among which are about 500 jungle records which I have been saying hello to, bemusing my neighbors.
Jungle is popping up again in some of the new bass music sounds and sets, epsecially that post-dubstep whatever (amens lurked around in dubstep for a while, but both the ravey and percussive side opened up more space). I've never stopped dropping jungle in my sets, but it's true that the bpms and the atmospheric, epic and gothic aspects of some of the night musics I'm hearing are perfectly set up for jungle. The rise of footwork (coming out of or alongside Juke) only makes this more clear - with the Philip D Kick jungle/footwork remixes last year making things more explicit. I love them, but they also reminded me that the originals are still totally amazing. So, tonight:
Juke & Jungle at BASTRDZM,
Casa Mezcal (Lower East Side) we are rocking the basement and it's FREE
86 Orchard Street, New York, New York 10002
and be ready for some extreme sounds..