Digital's selection on this promo mix, one the Ipswich based producer made to mark his forthcoming appearance in the Metalheadz hosted Room Two on Friday 21st June, is absolutely vital. It's an easy term to band about, like "oh yeah dude, this tune is vital to the flow of the mix," or whatever, but there's a real aspect of classicly informed junglism about the breaks he chooses to unite. That fact might be totally unsurprising if you aware of the man's heritage within drum & bass so if not, here’s a short lesson…
After being involved with reggae soundsystems in his youth, between ’89 and ’91, the exponential scene around jungle and drum & bass started to bubble and Digital started hiring out his soundsystem and found his entry point into a scene that had people like Rupert Parkes, better known as Photek, already enamoured with it. With solo releases stretching all the way back to ‘Touch Me’ on Timeless Recordings in 1995 with Digital releasing ‘Niagra’/’Down Under’ on Metalheadz a year later. A regular on the scene ever since Digital went on to birth his own Function imprint, releasing Space Funk: The Archives 1995-2008 in May of 2009, chronicling his progression and career up until that date.
Still as potent and precise in his DJing, Digital’s appearance at Metalheadz on Friday 21st June promises a lot with his core educated dynamics nestling amongst sets from Goldie, Calibre, Lenzman, Jubei, CMX, DJ Flight and One 87.