Tracklisting Revealed for Bunter’s “Digging Deep”

Tracklisting Revealed for Bunter’s “Digging Deep”

If you’re not already aware, next month sees the release of Billy “Daniel” Bunter’s new album “Digging Deep”. The idea behind the project was to avoid the usual anthems found on “old skool” albums and instead focus on the rare and obscure tracks from 91 to 94 mixed from vinyl and dublate only.

In his own words…

“In 2007 I mixed a gold selling CD for Ministry Of Sound mixed all from vinyl and Dubs. Since then every album I’ve done has been mixed digitally, remastering classic tracks, editing live and pushing the boundaries of sound quality and what could be done in the mix.

I’m proud of all those albums… BUT…

After 10 years I’m excited to go back to mixing my new album all from vinyl and dubs.

I’ve become obsessed with it being as raw and authentic as possible. I want the surface noise of the vinyl. I want the crackly dubs. I don’t want edits, I don’t want the effects from the mixer… I want it to be as rough, rugged and raw as I can possibly make it.

I’m lost in mixing 80 tracks as perfect as the 1210’s will let me get them. Every time I hear a pop or a crackle I want it in there, I’m not editing it out.”

 

This week Bunter published the full tracklisting for the album revealing a top selection of tunes spanning a range of genres, with just the right balance of light and shade. For example, Disk 1 begins with an early warehouse sound before going on to blend the ragga jungle stylings of Cool Hand Flex with some of Hedgehog Affair’s early crowd-pleasers, all before climaxing with ruffest hardcore sounds of Nebula 2. On paper this is a top set so in terms of the final album I guess it all comes down to the execution.

Disk 2 doesn’t disappoint either and includes a selection of stand out breakbeat tunes from back in the day. Personal highlights of mine are “Plight Of The Innovators” by Fast Floor and “Come Together” by Edge of Darkness – both of which hold very strong memories of a very specific moment in time and it’s good to see them included.

However, the biggest surprise is disk 3 – a selection of more recent releases, some of which are taken from last year’s “88 to 94” album by Bunter and Sanxion and this year’s “Energy Flows” by Liquid. With the addition of Disk 3 that takes the total track count from an originally announced 52 to an impressive 82!

Take a look at the list below and judge for yourself. Where possible the titles are linked to corresponding YouTube videos so you can check out the audio.

Has he “dug deep”? Has he achieved his goal of producing an album of rarely featured tunes? Everyone has an opinion… what’s yours?

Billy “Daniel” Bunter’s “Digging Deep” can be pre-ordered from Music Mondays.

 


 

DISK 1 – 24 CAMBRIDGE HEATH ROAD E1

1. NOISE FACTORY – LOVING YOU

2. LUXURY – I’M NOT DREAMING

3. CHOCI – HOOVERS AND SPRAY CANS

4. NOISE FACTORY ‎– THE BUZZ

5. AFTER DARK – CARDIAC

6. HEDGEHOG AFFAIR – COME ON LET’S HAVE SOME FUN

7. DJ DD HASS & X 10 CIV – HI TEC MUUUSIC

8. AFTER DARK – COME WITH ME TONIGHT (MIDNIGHT MIX)

9. HEDGEHOG AFFAIR – OH WOW WHAT A RUSH

10. ES PEE DEE & DJ DISTROI – ALPHA WAVE

11. MACKA BROWN – DIBBY DIBBY DJ

12. COOL HAND FLEX – LOCK ME UP

13. EPS – FOLLOW YOUR LEADER

14. LOW NOISE BLOCK – RAVE IN MY BEDROOM PART 3

15. LUXURY – YOU AND ME

16. D.S.K.F – NEW SCIENCE A1

17. DJ BLATANT & THE MASTER PROGRAMMER – JINXED

18. PSEUDO 3 – FLASH IT

19. CHARM – DE-MEN-TATION

20. FLINT – JC 22
21. PSEUDO 3 – HALF 2 TILL 5

22. PSEUDO 3 – RENK & DIRTY
23. NOISE FACTORY – SET ME FREE

24. NEBULA 2 – C.O.D RIDER

25. COLD HAND FLEX – YOUR RISK

26. SACRED – DO IT TOGETHER

27. NEBULA 2 – ATHEAMA

28. NEBULA 2 – FLATLINERS

 




 

DISK 2 – 12 DALSON LANE E8, THEN

1. 2 DA CORE – LOVE THY BROTHER

2. 2 DA CORE – RUB A DUB

3. CHOCI – HOLD IT DOWN

4. BAD GIRL – BAD GIRL (HARDCORE MIX)

5. CONNECTION – TEE BEE

6. DJ DISTROI & BOYKZ – RHYTHM RUSH

7. DJ DISTROI & BOYKZ – COME WITH IT BAD BOY

8. CONNECTION – ALRIGHT

9. CONNECTION – DIFFERENT STORY

10. THE UNTOUCHABLES – DESIRE 93

11. DJ DISTROI & BOYKZ – RUNNING WILD

12. INTENSE – WHITE DOCTOR GROOVE

13. BABYLON TIMEWARP – DURBAN POISON (KASHMIR MIX)

14. RED ALERT & SCRABBLE – NOW GET UP

15. BIZZY B & PESHAY – COME DOWN

16. DJ DISTROI & BOYKZ – I WANT TO KNOW

17. FAST FLOOR – PLIGHT OF THE INNOVATORS

18. BIZZY B & PESHAY – ITCH IT UP MI SELECTOR

19. THE UNTOUCHABLES – N JOI THIS

20. MERCURIAL – FEEL THE ENERGY

21. RED ALERT & MIKE SLAMMER – MASTER DUB

22. EDGE OF DARKNESS – COME TOGETHER

23. NOISE FACTORY – CAN U FEEL THE RUSH

24. RED ALERT & MIKE SLAMMER – F***ING HARDCORE

25. RED ALERT & MIKE SLAMMER – HEAVY DUTY

26. EAT LIFE – THE BELLS (DJ POOCH REMIX)

27. POOCH & COULTER – LOVE ME NOW

28. SKRUFNECK – REINCARNATION

29. POOCH – RUDEBOY

 

DISK 3 – 12 DALSTON LANE E8, NOW

1. LIQUID FT RACHEL WALLACE – RUNAWAY

2. BILLY DANIEL BUNTER & SANXION – 92 BREAKBEAT PIANO

3. B & S – DUB 3 (DUB PLATE)

4. BILLY DANIEL BUNTER & SANXION – 92 BREAKBEAT UNDERGROUND

5. BILLY DANIEL BUNTER & SANXION – 91 UK RAVE

6. SANXION & RETROPOLIS – DOPE JAMS (DUB PLATE)

7. B & S – DUB 1 (DUB PLATE)

8. DJ JEDI – ESCAPISM

9. LIQUID – EVERYTHING’S GOING TO BE ALRIGHT

10. SANXION & RETROPOLIS – HORIZONS (DUB PLATE)

11. DJ JEDI – HERE IT COMES

12. B & S – DUB 4 (DUB PLATE)

13. MARK DUNBAR – LOVE THE FREAK IN ME

14. MAC ATTACK & SKEME – JUNOS (ARMOUR MAC & NUNNY REMIX)

15. B & S – DUB 2 (DUB PLATE)

16. MARK DUNBAR – ROCK WITH ME NOW

17. BILLY DANIEL BUNTER & SANXION FT LAURA MAC – 93 DARK & LIGHT

18. BILLY DANIEL BUNTER & SANXION – 93 DARKSIDE

19. BILLY DANIEL BUNTER & SANXION FT DAVINA – 94 UPLIFTING HARDCORE

20. BILLY DANIEL BUNTER & LUNA C – NEAR AND FAR

21. BILLY DANIEL BUNTER & SANXION – 94 PROTOTYPE D & B

22. DJ FORCE & THE EVOLUTION – FALL DOWN ON ME (BILLY DANIEL BUNTER & SANXION REMIX)

23. DJ JEDI – FRENZY

24. DETOX & THE MIGHTY ATOM – WATERWORKS

25. BILLY DANIEL BUNTER & SANXION – I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF DARKNESS