Boomkat Product Review:
Contributions from Andy C, Fabio, LTJ Bukem and DJ Fresh, In-depth commentary on the anthems and classics that defined the scene w/previously unseen images from photographer Eddie Otchere’s extensive archive.
"Who Say Reload is a knockout oral history of the records that defined jungle/drum & bass straight from the original sources. The likes of Goldie, DJ Hype, Roni Size, Andy C, 4hero and many more talk about the influences, environment, equipment, samples, beats and surprises that went into making each classic record.
This is the story of music forged from raw breakbeats and basslines that soundtracked a culture of all-night raves, specialist record shops and pirate radio stations. It’s the story of young producers embracing and re-appropriating new technology, trying to best their peers and create something that would have hundreds of people screaming for a rewind on Saturday night.
Photography is provided by Eddie Otchere who has an extensive archive of images from the period in question, having been the photographer at Goldie’s seminal Metalheadz nights. His previously unseen visuals capture the essence of the music in a way that only someone who was fully immersed in the culture at the time could, and are the perfect accompaniment to the story being told.
“Who Say Reload is essential reading for fans of the golden era of 90s drum n bass” - J Majik
“Nice to see a different take on DnB’s history as Who Say Reload captures the early productions that laid down the music’s foundations.” - LTJ Bukem
“Jungle is the most unique and influential musical movement to come out of England. It’s important that the pioneers get to tell their stories like this. It’s great to see underground legends represented and put on a platform that highlight their contributions to a music genre that has become a worldwide phenomenon.” - Mampi Swift