JungleJungle: 1989 – 1999 samplepack by Blu Mar Ten—Sounds of early drum & bass

JungleJungle 1989-1999

Blu Mar Ten has released the JungleJungle: 1989 – 1999 sample pack, exploring some of the sounds use in early drum & bass productions.

This pack is made up of samples taken from tracks in our record collection. It started as a bit of fun to kill time in between proper music work and suddenly became quite large, so it seemed a shame not to share it.

These are not some secret special sounds only available to ‘jungle legends’. Anyone with the tracks and some time to waste could have made this pack.

JungleJungle: 1989 – 1999 features

  • Size – 390mb.
  • Contents – 650+ breaks, basses, pads, riffs, hits, vocals & FX.
  • Format – All samples taken from vinyl or CD and saved as 16bit WAVs.
  • No mp3s were involved at any point in the process.
  • All samples are cropped & normalized.
  • The earliest sample in the pack is from 1989 and the latest is from 1999.
  • This pack was created for fun and is not to be sold. All rights remain with the original creators of the samples. If you use these samples for commercial purposes you need to seek the appropriate clearance.

The sample pack is a free download at Blu Mar Ten.

More information: JungleJungle: 1989 – 1999 samplepack


Loopmasters releases Blu Mar Ten – Drum & Bass Vol. 6

Blu Mar Ten - Drum & Bass Vol. 6

Loopmasters has released Blu Mar Ten – Drum & Bass Vol. 6, a sample library in collaboration with Hospital Records, featuring a collection of Drum and Bass samples by one of the most dynamic and consistent duos in the industry: Blu Mar Ten.

This huge inspirational collection of single sounds, loops and fx includes uplifting pads, subsonic basses, submerged atmospheres, tribal breaks, imperial bells, pulsating pads, chilled strings, half time breaks, future breaks, growling hoover basses, complex percussion, and a huge array of instrument samples and Fx.

This collection weighs in at a mighty 1.9GB, and includes 550 24bit samples, with 350 loops and 200 one shot samples. Also included are 12 ready to play patches for Halion, Kontakt, EXS, SFZ and Reason NNXT compatible soft samplers. Apple Loops, Reason Refill and Ableton Live packs are also available to purchase separately.

Blu Mar Ten – Drum & Bass Vol. 6 is available to purchase for £34.95 GBP. The Wav Loops Pack and One Shots & Sampler Patches are available to purchase separately for £24.95 GBP and £14.95 GBP respectively.

More information: Loopmasters / Blu Mar Ten – Drum & Bass Vol. 6


Kmag launches Blu Mar Ten Remix Competition

Kmag Blu Mar Ten Remix Competition

Kmag has announced the Blu Mar Ten Remix Competition, a chance to win a release on the Love is the Devil remix project.

Blu Mar Ten formed in the 90s in the infancy of Drum & Bass, and have since produced a plethora of deep, atmospheric creations. Not surprisingly, they have been in high demand as remix artists for the likes of Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox, Terry Lee Brown and Joey Negro.

Kmag, Blu Mar Ten, Soundcloud, Surus, Loopmasters and Finyltweek have joined forces to give you the opportunity to remix ‘All Or Nothing’ from their latest album ‘Love is the Devil’, which made it to number 4 in Kmag’s 10 Best Drum & Bass Album 2011. The winning entry will receive a release alongside remixes from dBridge, Marcus Intalex, BCee, Joe Syntax, Unquote and Blu Mar Ten, as part of the Love is the Devil remix project.

“We want people to take the idea and make it their own,” says Chris from Blu Mar Ten. “Really stretch the track and do something different to it. We want to hear some character and invention.”

The winner will also win a SoundCloud pro account, 2GB of free Loopmasters sample packs and £100 to spend in the Surus music platform. One runner-up and the group choice winner (the entry in the group that is favorited the most) will win a SoundCloud Lite account, a free Loopmasters sample pack and £50 to spend in the Surus music platform.

Deadline for entries is midnight GMT on Sunday February 26th 2012.

More information: KMag Blu Mar Ten Remix Competition