Untitled 909 Podcast 079: 8ball

Leicester’s 8ball delivers a beautiful summery mix for Untitled909, put together with comfy five in the afternoon festival sets at the back of the mind, its dreamy, mind-expanding stuff to kick back to, and a perfect reflection of their lush signature sound, a heady fusion of mellow atmospheric soundscapes side with UK hardcore, jungle and drum’n’bass.

 
A name synonymous with the most glorious and underrated UK jungle and drum and bass over the past few years, with collabs with Mr G and a series of solo releases in their arsenal. Their 8Ball EP on the Grade 10 imprint in 2017 – a masterclass in saccharine, dreamy hardcore bangers, paved the way for the hot’n’heavy, atmospheric hardcore sounds on ‘You’ EP. Early 2021, 8ball’s Eleusis album landed on the mighty Sneaker Social Club. Brimming with lush textures and intricate sounds, their carefully crafted hazy, weightless take on Hardcore and Jungle is refreshing yet nostalgic –  a testament to the tacit knowledge that comes from years from raving, radio and record collecting. 
8ball is part of Leicester’s Grade10 crew, known amongst those who know as some of the UK’s most well versed DJs in all things electronic. Their affiliated record shop Out Of Joint, has fast become an essential spot, stockpiled well with proper good records only, from breakneck jungle and hardcore, saccharine UKG and 2-Step and powerful piano house through to blissed out ambient, wiggy dub cuts and everything in between. 
Tracklist:
8ball – Five Drops
The Orb, Lee Scratch Perry – Making Love In Dub (Instrumental)
Tapes – Silence Please
KLF – 04 Dream Time In Lake Jackson
CZN – Macondos Prospects
The Orb – The 10 Sultans Of Rudyard (Moo Moo Mix)
Tranquility Bass – They Came In Peace
Low End Activist – Engineers Origins 
Peshay – The_Real_Thing
Funki Porcini – Long Road
The Orb –  Close Encounters
The Sabres Of Paradise – Duke of Earlsfield (LFO Mix)
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