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Bodysnatch - Euphony Mp3

  • Performer: Bodysnatch
  • Album: Euphony
  • Label: Big City Records
  • Catalog #: BC001
  • MP3: 2657 mb | FLAC: 1038 mb
  • Released: 1992
  • Country: UK
  • Style: Breakbeat, Hardcore, Jungle
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 104
  • Category: Electronic
Bodysnatch - Euphony Mp3


2Euphony (Kuff Mix)5:00
3 Other Side
4Euphony (Original Mix)5:17
5 This Side


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
J4ULBodysnatch Just 4 U London ‎(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl)Not On LabelJ4ULUK1992
LS001CDBodysnatch Euphony (Just For U London) - The Mixes ‎(CD, Maxi)London Some'ting RecordsLS001CDUK1997
BC 001Bodysnatch Just 4 U London ‎(12", W/Lbl)Big City Records BC 001UK1992
BC001Bodysnatch Euphony ‎(12")Big City Records BC001UK1992
LS-007Bodysnatch Euphony (Just For U London) - The Mixes ‎(2x12", W/Lbl)London Some'ting RecordsLS-007UK1997


1st pressing

Euphony was later released as Just 4 U London


  • Matrix / Runout: BC001 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout: BC001 B-1


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Big City Records
  • Copyright (c) – Big City Records


FAO willuf. Just to confirm. This was not played in 1991. But it was definitely around the first half of 1992. The Original Mix was being played on acetate and Test Press quite early on. I can't cite specific DJs who'd first played it, but most London pirate radio stations were battering it to oblivion. Aswell as all the clubs of the day.One of the first proper jungle tunes in my opinion. Jungle which started to resemble drum n bass that is. Not only that, many of us were actually calling it jungle, opposed to hardcore or jungle techno or darkcore or what have you. Don't forget, many DJs were pitching it up which made it sound even more jungle. People who claim that jungle first appeared in 1993/1994 are living in cloud cuckoo land. There are plenty by the way. In my opinion, a precursor to other 'non ragga' jungle productions which followed such as Andy C 'Mind Rise' or a year later, Origin Unknown 'Valley Of The Shadows' and other sparse but iconically recognisable productions with long deep basslines and scattered kick back breaks. It was massive and as others have already mentioned, a game changer. That expression is often banded about willy nilly by individuals without much thought and purely from positive, personal bias. But in this case they'd be justified. I'm not arrogant enough to claim this was the only track, but certainly one of several defining tracks. For better or for worse, you knew things weren't going to be the same again. Jungle was here to stay and very soon enough would be mutating into drum n bass.
I would like to know how early in 91 or 92 this was being played on white label. Did any particular dj have first dibs on this. The original mix is special...
And was it before this D-Livin ‎– Why https://www.discogs.com/D-Livin-Why/master/22896 ? . . .. Close ;) But where are the facts?
My only wish is to play this in London .
For me, a very important record. Up there with We Are Ie and such as defining tunes of hardcore/jungle/d'n'b. The great thing is that it also had two lives. In 1992 when first released, it was all about the Kuff Mix which was representative of the predominant sound of hardcore and rave at that time - ruff sped up hip hop breaks, with all manner of noises and samples going on, and a 'hands in the air' style breakdown. Dubster on the flip fits into much that same style too with a tough break workout, stabs and samples. Whilst the Original Mix did get played out too, it was a bit overlooked in comparison.Roll forward to the summer of 1993, and the Original Mix was absolutely everywhere. As the sound of hardcore was morphing into jungle, its looped bell intro, sparse 'Just 4 U London', 'Fresh' and deep breath samples, riding on an utterly stripped back rhythm perfectly fitted in sets alongside upfront tunes like Valley Of The Shadows. Pirates were all over it in the capital.Big up Mark Bodysnatch.
This really was the sound of the future [in '92]. Still smashes most dancefloors.
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