Jumpin' Jack Frost

Fine Tuning, Vol. 1

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Fine Tuning, Vol. 1, the first in a series showcasing pinch-hitting rhythms of drum'n'bass, captures the riveting sound set from British DJ Jumpin' Jack Frost. It's a mix that's lush, yet a bit rough-edged, with layered breaks and sultry ambience. Dylan and Ink's intense loops found on "I Need You Now" are sophisticated, whereas "Messiah" by Konflict boats tight techno cuts for a slick production. Frost's keen ear for a strict jungle design is right on. This compilation is funky in spots, sexy in other areas, but Frost doesn't let it go too far. He's solid with its hypnotic delight while introducing (again) the trippy nature of one of electronica's growing genres. Fine Tuning, Vol. 1 is hard, and one of the album's finer moments is the sultry grooves on Total Science's "Jazz Note." Featuring the brashness of house mastermind Robert Owens, Jumpin' Jack Frost has undoubtedly set up the cast for drum'n'bass' hammering power on this eclectic collection.

blue highlight denotes track pick