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Danny Byrd's 'Shockout' is Jam Hot

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Mistajam | 15:05 UK time, Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Every week on my show I choose a record that is not just hot, it’s Jam Hot! Something that I think will be (or is) BIG and should be on your radar.

So far in 2008 the bar has been set by Jammer’s “It’s A Lot” – a record that has the potential to be as big as Lethal Bizzle’s Pow if Jammer handles his business correctly on it. DJ Cameo recently had the people behind the record (Jammer, Double O, C Gritz, Badness and Nikki Slim Ting) in to 1Xtra towers to PA the track on his show. Check the YouTube footage here.

This week, I had to go with an absolute stormer! By far, one of the best Drum and Bass records I’ve heard in a while – Danny Byrd’s ‘Shockout’ has been given the privilege of being this week’s Jam Hot.

From the Hospital Records stable (the people that consistently bring D&B heat from the likes of High Contrast, London Elektricity and Nu:Tone) ‘Shockout’ is everything that Jungle used to be with some elements of what keeps Drum and Bass fresh today. As the press release says:

All the elements are here – tinkling pianos, pitched up vocals – and mighty West Country bass sounds – but it’s the incredible rhythm track is courtesy of Danny’s akai S5000 dexterity which makes this track a killer. This breakbeat wizardry is a labour of love – not the result of some plug-ins and computer trickery… and you can hear it in the results
Yup - a proper lighters in the air moment! Bath stand up tall!

You can hear a little snippet here:

But if you want to hear the entire record, check out my show every day this week from 7-10pm, go cop it on 4th Feb when it’s released and check Danny on myspace here.

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