Wellbelove's Juke Jungle Techno EP is released through http://www.ravedownload.com on June 25th and other shops a month later.
Cue Burn Digital, one of the shining lights of the hardcore breaks scene, invites you to experience a brand new style of up-tempo, bass heavy, floor shaking electronic music we're calling Jungle Juke. Inspired by the polyrhythmic , sample looping Chicago footwork sound and fusing it with the breaks chopping, bass posturing energy of jungle techno, new signing Wellbelove engineers a brand new audio assault for the headz and the feetz.
Wellbelove says : 'When I first heard Chicago footwork it had a huge and immediate impact on me. It's not often that a type of music grabs you and shakes you around but this raw street style got stuck in my head. What I love is that it has all sounds that you know - big samples, loops, 808 kit - but assembled in a way that is totally fresh. It subverts the rules laid down by its house and Ghettotech predecessors, putting the sounds somewhere unexpected. You never know when that clap will come in and it takes "cheesy" presets like toms and heavily syncopates them. It sounded to me like these guys were chopping up the 808 drum machine, just like Bizzi-B cut up the Amen break.'
'Footwork divides people - you need only look at music message boards to see that - and its capacity to do that makes me think that footwork has got weight. You do either love it or hate it but you have to have an opinion. You can't ignore it.'
Juke Jungle Techno EP is Wellbelove's take on mashing jungle and footwork together. Taking influences from old skool hardcore, juke (the straight 4/4 predecessor to footwork), techno and reggae, the EP delivers fresh but familiar sonics for genre fans.
Liv Dis Way
Starting with a gorgeous soul vocal cut up, Liv Dis Way
quickly moves into jungle territory with a rolling Reese
basslineand some syncopated Soul Pride break action. Echoing the vibe of early No-U-Turn but keeping in some intricate drum machine rhythm work, Liv Dis Way keeps the half / double time footwork ethos running all the way through.
F Wit U
With more swearing than a Goodfellas / Casino double bill, F Wit U is homage to the Ghettotech obsession with the looping seedy, sordid vocal. It's the propeller that drives the track as the up-tempo beats cover all the ground from four-to-the-floor techno to hooligan reggae steppa. Thrown into this heady brew are stabs from the hands-in-the-air days of old skool hardcore. This is pacey, relentless and attention grabbing music.
You can contact Wellbelove on Twitter @harrywellbelove or (http://soundcloud.com/harrywellbelove)