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D’Cruze

Documenting for the influential Suburban Bottom label, breakbeat pioneer Jay D’Cruze produced many excellent early drum ‘n’ bass staples — searching back again to the heyday of rave even while they appeared ahead towards the jungle outbreak from the mid-’90s. After acquiring buddies on the Boogie Moments store in Romford, the teenaged D’Cruze debuted in 1993 with “Globe Within a global,” released within the store’s growing imprint Suburban Foundation. The label quickly led just how using the darker sound of hardcore-into-jungle because of produces by DJ Buzz, Sonz of the Loop Da Loop Period, and Krome & Period. Documenting with store-owner Danny Donnelly as Boogie Occasions Tribe, D’Cruze released two darkcore touchstones: “Actual Hardcore” and “The Dark Stranger,” the second option anthologized on nearly every early jungle compilation well worth its sodium. Two more traditional singles, “LOOK OUT” and “Lonesome,” adopted before an extended absence from your breakbeat picture during its perfect crossover years. D’Cruze came back in 1997 with an increase of singles for Suburban Foundation, DJ Hype’s Accurate Playaz, and his personal The Bomb label (co-owned with Particular K). D’Cruze was among just three Suburban Foundation artists to obtain the full-length treatment, using the 1995 LP Control.

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