Following on with our brand new series ‘#Back of the stack’, we’ll be catching up with artists in the scene every 2 weeks reminiscing on some of their favourite tracks from back in the day. No real rules, just sharing some musical knowledge and reflecting on the past.
This week we’ve caught up with Nymfo from the legendary drum and bass crew from Eindhoven – Holland “RED ZONE.” In 2005 Nymfo won the award for best Dutch drum and bass DJ. The Dutch based producer had his first release on Critical Recordings back in 2007. Fast forward almost 10 years and he’s now a household name in the Drum & Bass community with releases on Commercial Suicide, Ram Records, CIA, Dispatch, 31 Records just to name just a few…Here’s what Nymfo had to say when we asked him to select 3 top picks….
Orbital – The Box
When I was a kid I taped video’s from MTV in the middle of the night. There was a program called ‘Party Zone’ and they played ‘dance music’. I remember taping this video somewhere in 1996 and re-watched it so many times. I really like the mysterious vibes in the track together with this awesome video. And off course those drums are amazing too.
Some side info ; Actress Tilda Swinton in this video also played in movies like ‘The Beach’ and ‘Burn After Reading’.
Capone – Friday
I never get bored of this tune. I still have exact the same reaction when I hear the drop of this tune like when I heard this in an Andy C mixtape with Stevie Hyper D on the mic. It’s a perfect example of ‘less is more’ and drum and bass. Just nothing more than that. Sometimes it’s difficult to drop classics in a set because of the new production are louder, cleaner, etc. But u always can drop a classic Dillinja tune and it still goes off!
Jonny L – Wish U Had Something
I always love playing the rollers and this is one of the biggest rollers I know. I met most of the people in this scene, but never met Jonny L. He has always been a mystery guest for me, but delivered great music non stop! With his album Sawtooth he was way ahead of time. What I also liked about Jonny L is that he always thought outside the box.