Ricky Force – Two Minds / Forlorn [Pressin’ Hard]


The fourth release on Ricky Force’s Pressin’ Hard Records is nothing short of a blast-to-the-past in jungle history. Doing his part to continue the Golden Era of Jungle, the Irishman brings forth two whipping cuts that have the ability to bring back those fantasies of techstep and liquid running rough shod throughout London warehouse venues. Now in 2019, the force is still electric.

Two Minds brings melancholy bells alongside a thunderstorm of breaks as haunting atmospheres and a vocal to tear the night apart. The bassline rips through the subs and brings the vibe of 1993 dark side to the present. The break brings heart-pulling vocals to the front, as dubious atmospheres bring the drop, deep bass all around. Superb track.

Forlorn goes deep from the start with breaks smashing through the forest of the mind. For those who enjoy the body-piercing frequencies of the sub, this one’s definitely for you. All emotions healed as Forlorn cuts deep through mental and emotional layers, bringing all junglist back to purity. Deep menacing bass brings the 94 style to the front, sending shivers down the spine of even the most novice listener. The breakdown is just as precious as the first time around – deep squelches, risers and a calling-out female vocal bring forth those vibes of LTJ Bukem and Adam F on the legendary Promised Land series.

Serious Material. Don’t miss out!

Release Date: March 15, 2019

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A junglist before he even knew what 'jungle' was, Bhagavate Zero was instantly hooked onto the sound of rave around the age of 10 while dancing around to artists like 2 Unlimited, 2 Bad Mice, Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era, Cosmo & Dibs, and so many more. As radio play changed, so did his tastes. As 1999 came around though, BZ was slayed by the sounds of AK1200, Dieselboy, Dara, Ganja Kru and DJ Rap, which later turned into an obsession with amen breaks and techstep. With published works hosted by Dogs On Acid, Rinse Mag, and Bassline Magazine; while also writing for the likes of Disturbed Recordings, Guerilla, Blu Saphir, Killing Sheep, Influenza Media, Sublunary Artist Management, and N2O – Bhagavate Zero (then known as Sykophiend) dove into the performance art of DJing, opening for Omar Santana in 2005 at Headstrong 5 (noteworthy part of that set – a mosh pit of epic proportions to Audio & Mackie's remix of Master of Puppets). Known for a wicked selection of mostly 1993-2005 music, he would then go on to play all over California. This headbanging, slam-dancing, screaming maniac will stop at nothing to get a crowd going. Now in 2016, he is a staple writer for Best Drum & Bass Blog, and is focusing on DJ gigs and original production material.