Tides In Motion – Optimum Recordings

Something a little different from the usual material posted on this site, but definitely one of my main musical interests!

Tides In Motion was an 11 track compilation released toward the end of 1999. It came out on Optimum Recordings which was owned by

Dj Echoic who had been a major player on the Perth jungle and drum and bass scene since its early days, as well as holding it down on RTRFM for years.

It features some of the main DJ’s from that time period who were producing, including Diamond D, Echoic, B Jam, Jase From Outta Space, Sardi (Replicant) etc.

Musically its very much in the vein with 98/99 dark dnb. I don’t remember hearing anyone play these tunes out personally but I was often hepped up on goofballs during this period. Actually I do recall JFOS doing a live set at the Bridge Thearte (for EMAS!)¬†around 1999 which was much in the vein of his track on this compliation.

I guess in the ‘pre cdj’ era it was quite hard to get stuff cut to acetate if you lived in Western Australia.

Anyway here it is, enjoy.


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