Jumpin Jack Frost
From time this man was on the DJ circuit as far back as 1987, Frost is another of the true pioneers of the scene we love now. From the original ‘Carwash’ nights in the late 80’s alongside ‘Fabio’, ‘Grooverider’ & ‘Bryan G’ these guys were rinsing out the acid house sound that had just landed and were entertaining ravers back in ‘88’ the summer of love. Frost was headlining the likes of ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Energy’, events that are down in the history of rave for ever more and playing alongside the likes of ‘Prodigy’ and ‘Carl Cox’ before they took the world by storm.
But it was 1993 when something came from the studio and not the mixing that would throw Frost into the limelight. Under the name ‘Leviticus’ he produced what is one of the scene seminal jungle anthems in ‘The Burial’ which was released on his own label ‘V Recordings’ joint run by ‘Bryan G’. This was also the platform Frost used to bring us the likes of ‘Roni Size’ & ‘DJ Krust’.
After 5 years hosting a weekly show on ‘Kiss 100FM’ and winning best radio show. Then spending 2 years doing a residency in New York, finding ‘DJ Marky’ and ‘Patife’, releasing ‘V classics’ and the ‘Brazil EP’ on his label as well as selling out ‘The End’ and ‘Bagleys’ with ‘Planet V’ nights.. There is not much Frost has not done for drum and bass as a DJ, producer, promoter and talent scout.
This week’s set is something I found tucked away labelled Jumpin Jack Frost – Studio Mix 1993, I had a listen and it was so banging I had to share it. This is a journey through the beginnings of jungle. With the bonus set being a recording from ‘Pure Science’ alongside ‘Skibadee’, ‘Fatman D’ & ‘Foxy’.