Bass & Breaks

with Mike Swaine

The best in underground bass music. 

El Hornet - Drum & Bass Classics Mix

Do you want to hear something postivitly reflective of drum & bass culture? Then you need to get your ears around this. Essentially it is El Hornet (from Pendulum) in front of his record collection winging it. Recorded from vinyl and most of the records are from 1998 - 2003. 

In 1998 I started buying drum and bass records. Like so many DJ’s in that time period I spent all my money on records. It was everything to me. That weekly fix of vinyl…..they called it ‘black crack’ and it was as strong as any drug. Sometimes I choose records over food, or rent, or fuel for my shitty car. I had to have more records. It was the only way to own this music for the most part. No mp3 shops, very few cd releases. I had to have it.

In 2003 I moved to England with Pendulum and life changed forever. I left those records in Australia, but shipped them over to England after about 7 years. 700kg of vinyl on a ship. It took 6 weeks. I did a mix a while ago with those records that includes most of my favourite tracks from 1998-2003. There is 61 tracks and it goes for about 2.5 hours. You can listen to it here if you like. - El Hornet