Thank you Jah Boogs for your mix for episode 394!
Episode 395 brings us a mix from the mighty Rumbleton!
Before we get to Rumbleton's mix, I'm going to highlight 5 of his tunes, which I think all of you should have and promote his show on jungletrain: King's Chamber, A Leary Amen, Visions, Panther Fist, and Champion Meditation. Check out Rumbleton's show on jungletrain.net, Stand Firm Hi-Fi, every 2nd Tuesday, from 10-12 am EST!
Rumbleton's mix starts easy, with some dark and deadly drumfunk, with accompanying ethereal melodies! The mix fluidly moves from tune, highlighting tracks with that infectious, apache break! Rumbleton's mix builds into crisp amens, warm amens, and jungle, cooling down in the outro with a wicked, drumfunk tune of his own!! MASSIVE, MASSIVE mix!!
Let's meet our selectah for episode 395, Rumbleton:
I was born & raised in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, in a not very musical family, but there was appreciation for music and my father had a nice record collection. I started
buying cassettes and records in the late 1980’s and making pause-tapes, later joining a local crew called Tremor Soundsystem in 1991, playing at places like school dances, banquets, & weddings. I bought my own pair of Tech 12s in 1993 and was already well
into breakbeats and hardcore when Jungle started. Some of the local DJ’s I really looked up to at the time were “Deadly” Headley Jones, Dr.No, Ruffneck, Jungle PHD, and Medicine Muffin.
In Toronto throughout the 90’s and 00’s I worked as a DJ,
Producer, FM Radio presenter, D&B buyer/shopkeeper at DML Records in Scarborough, and even driver and box boy for the shop’s massive sound system. I’d been messing with production but receiving zero guidance, so it was a long journey. I cut my first tune to dub plate in 1998 and it was,.. well lets say a learning experience. I
kept on learning the ways and my first vinyl 12” was released in 2009 on Outsider with longtime friend Gremlinz, followed by my first solo release on Scientific Wax Digital in
2010. In 2011 I was invited to perform at Rupture in London UK, and have been back every year since. Later in 2011 I began broadcasting Stand Firm Hi-Fi on Jungletrain.net after strong insistence from station manager and good friend Antidote (RIP).
I’ve had music released on Metalheadz, Rupture LDN, Scientific Wax Digital, Skeleton, DSC14, Samurai, Horizons, Eastern Promise Audio, NorthOf7, 4th Planet, SweetSensi Records, and my own Stand Firm Hi-Fi label, amongst others. In 2017 Karen Soulpride, Jesta, Gremlinz, and myself formed Drumcraft, a place in Toronto for us to showcase our own music, and music from our associated labels and producers.
Stand Firm Hi-Fi is live on jungletrain.net every 2nd Tuesday, 9 years in and no intention of stopping.
For more music from Rumbleton and for more info and music for the events he co-runs with Karen Soulpride, Gremlinz, and Jesta, Drumcraft, please click the links below:
Photo Credit: Gary Brown
Enjoy the sounds of Rumbleton!! The Everyday Junglist Podcast!
Drummotive - Synchronism (Next Phase)
Wetman ft. Ornette Hawkins - RA (Omni)
Fanu - B-Side Science (Metalheadz forthcoming)
T- Cuts - Night Scene - (Mined)
Dodz - Mandala (Dub)
Source Direct - DiAMONDS (Odysee)
ADM - Shadows Of The Future (Scientific Wax LTD. forthcoming)
Mr. Sensi & Tim Reaper - Lost City (Meeting Of The Minds)
J Majik - Arabian Nights VIP (Infared)
Asanyeh - This Is it (Origin EP Forthcoming)
Double O - Love (Lost Files Vol.4)
The Chalice Crew - Blessing The Chalice Verse1 (The Holy Chalice)
Dub One - The Culture (Scientific Wax forthcoming)
Unknown Soldier - Roots Man Fire (Haterz Gonna Hate)
Rumbleton - Soul Survival (Stand Firm Hi-Fi Dub)
- Drum & Bass