This week we’ve got a veritable smorgasboard of old school gems delivered to us by a criminally underrated legend of UK Dance music. South London’s Steve ‘Noodles‘ Jude is best known to most as one half of the late 90’s duo Groove Chronicles alongside El-B, with the pair producing a body of work that has achieved near mythical status. Primarily rooted in UKG, their tunes variously drew influence from House, RnB and Jungle, with cuts such as ‘Stone Cold’ somehow managing to combine all these genres into one impossibly slick and soulful package.
As the 90’s finished so too did the career of Groove Chronicles, with El-B produced tunes widely regarded as a precursor to Dubstep, whilst Noodles founded the DPR imprint; a label that has served as a home to the likes of Steve Gurley and Zed Bias. Still pushing the label to this day, Noodles can also be found in the booth at clubs up and down the country every weekend. Here on his YouTube Sessions Noodles waxes nostalgic about all kinds of different jams that soundtracked his childhood. You can join him this Saturday 8th March at Brixton Jamm as he celebrates his birthday.
World Famous Supreme Team – ‘Hey DJ’
This is one of tunes I use body-pop too when I was young at the piazza in Covent Garden!
Shannon – ‘Let The Music Play’
Keeping it on street music, this was a favourite of mine back in the day. I still bust a move to this too.
Dante – ‘Freak In Me’
I use to go this local disco down the Heygate Estate on the Walworth Road and this was one of them tracks for the night… tune!
DSM – ‘Destiny’
Listening back to this it sounds like now, even though this was an 80’s Soul tune, this one used to hurt people!!
Joe Smooth – ‘Promised Land’ (1987)
Use to play this at squat parties in South London, warehouse jam packed, the place was full of love & smiling people
Lil Louis -‘Why’d U Fall (I Called You)’
Heard this at Land of Oz rave at Heaven nightclub, I think Grooverider dropped it, blew me away.
Klik Klax – ‘Saxclubbing’
Oh boy drop this tune at the Rex Club Paris, proper banger from way back when…
Dave Angel – ‘Tales of the Unexpected’
Sold this in Unity Records with a good friend Dancing Dee, this was Dave Angel’s first Techno tune with a Jazz feel…
Asylum – ‘Base II Dark’
Showing my history in DnB & Jungle scene with this one, big up ll Double & Goldie…
Captain Hollywood Project – ‘All I Want’ (MK Blades Dub)
Reminds me of days working in Zoom records Camden in the 90s, this MK track was big!!
Redux present Noodles’ Birthday Celebration this Saturday 8th March at Brixton Jamm. Grab tickets here.