...well, 8 years later - the brilliant Session I - complete
Label: XL Recordings
Catalog#: XLCDE 144
Released: 09 Jul 2001
Genre: Electronic, Breakbeat
Credits: DJ Mix - Stanton Warriors
Vocals [Extra] - MC Moose
Bits: 320 Kbps
Styles: House, Breaks, UK Garage
UK Garage is a bit of a mystery; maybe it just doesn't travel well. It sounds good underneath the babbling banter of a hyperactive DJ on pirate radio, or thundering from the mirrored windows of a hot hatch belting down a South London high street, but it never dominated dancefloors on this side of the water.
This offspring of US house and UK jungle still rules the English capital. A couple of compilations have come close to capturing the vibe and last year's 'Sound of the Pirates' mix album by Zed Bias was the pick of the bunch. The Stanton Warriors have taken the cross-pollination one step further, by adding the grungy techniques of breaks'n'beats (a scene that is predominantly white) to the black-dominated sound of garage.
The opener, the Bristol duo's own remix of Basement Jaxx's 'Jump 'N' Shout', sets the tone - it's about big party anthems with thundering breaks and roughneck ragga vocals.
The resulting mix album has enough darkness for the sneering junglists, enough chunky basslines for the dancefloor and even some soulful vocalising on T Power's 'Runnin''. Throw in the verbal pyrotechnics of MC Moose and you have a perfect template for what jungle ought to have become, instead of disappearing into a dark orifice of self-indulgence.
01 - stanton warriors – intro
02 - basement jaxx - jump 'n' shout (stanton warriors remix
03 - jammin - distraction with the streets - has it come to this
04 - mr reds - can you feel it with dj scribble feat. busta rhymes, rampage, spliff, consequence and ed
05 - unnamed artist – action
06 - plump djs - move it with your mind
07 - sole fusion – basstone
08 - biological - good old love
09 - versions excursions present - the phantom (layo & bushwacka! remix)
10 - azzido da bass - doomsnight (stanton warriors remix)
11 - stanton warriors - da virus
12 - jeremy sylvester - be bop
13 - pmt – gyromancer.
14 - isolee - beaut mot plage (heaven & earth re-edit) with stanton warriors - isobeats
15 - the spoon wizard - me and spoonice (blue effect mix) with river ocean feat. india - love & happines
16 - stanton warriors feat. the empress - right here
17 - stanton wariors - da antidote.
18 - t power feat. amaziree – runnin
19 - groove chronicles - stone cold