This week sees rising talent SABRINA honouring the foundations and roots of our music with the inaugural edition of her new project – TRIBUTES.
“As most people know, I have a lot of appreciation for all eras of jungle drum & bass, especially the old school sounds,” says the young London artist who joked in our interview with her last year that she plays a lot of records that were made before she was born.
“I wanted to pay homage to the music, artists, labels and others that got me into this music. It’s changed my life. So I felt by doing this is my way of doing so.”
TRIBUTES kicks off this week with a mix from SABRINA as she digs deep into her collection and shows off some of her favourite classic bangers. In the future she promises interviews, collaborations, back-to-back sessions, podcasts and plenty more. One thing is consistent in the series: it’s a celebration of the genre’s history from the early 90s right through to the 2000s when SABRINA was born. For her, it’s not about the age of the track specifically, though, it’s about the vibe and character.
“I’d say I much prefer the drums back then because of how organic and alive they sound,” she explains. “What I also think really grabs me is how a lot of the tunes back then takes me on a journey, same goes with the mixes. Whether it is a 3-min intro or letting the tunes roll out.”
“There are plenty of songs nowadays that are incredible and moving,” she adds. “But, for some reason, they might not move me the way for example, Valley Of The Shadows does. You know what I mean? I suppose maybe because the tune was made and came from a certain time and place?”
The time and the place is now for SABRINA. Her first TRIBUTES mix is live NOW on YouTube.
Words from UKF