D:RC

Counter Intelligence 3.0

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Proving there's still life in drum'n'bass, an underground DJ by the name of D:RC consistently finds the quality needles in the increasingly monstrous haystack of pedestrian jungle music and fashions one of the best dance mix albums of 2000. Sure, it would be tough to screw up too much with such good material as Capone's shimmering "Tudor Rose" or the remix of Pressure Rise's ominous "Stranger," but almost all the weaker songs still stay welcome in their relatively short exposures as well. Face it: one of jungle's greatest strengths is its chaotic nature and D:RC seems to realize this frenzied track after frenzied track. Even Ram Trilogy -- proven by Goldie's friendly exposure and by their own Molten Beats debut -- sounds far better than their overrated stature usually impacts. This is a jungle compilation that actually compels one to dance. The mixing dexterity is refreshing, the splices are interesting, and the fast breaks should probably be institutionalized. There is barely one single slump. Yes, in a pinch, Counter Intelligence 3.0 is a rare, impressive find amidst the waning world of quality drum'n'bass.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Capone
3:10
2
2:49
3
feat: Ram Trilogy
4:14
4
3:31
5
3:10
6
3:32
7
feat: Ram Trilogy
4:03
8
3:11
9
3:47
10
feat: DJ Reality
4:08
11
2:38
12
feat: Future Cut
4:02
13
feat: Biostacis
5:58
14
4:13
15
4:34
16
5:15
17
4:43
18
5:38
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