Hardcore jungle pioneer Tango dies

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  • Artists from the drum & bass community have paid tribute to Jamie Giltrap on social media.
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  • Hardcore jungle pioneer Tango, real name Jamie Giltrap, has died. Giltrap emerged from the Midlands in the early '90s with a string of essential hardcore jungle productions on labels like Formation Records and Moving Shadow. Born in Bromley, before moving to south-east London and onto Kent in the mid-'80s, he was initially producing and DJing hip-hop before helping shape the evolution of hardcore into jungle, j-tek and drum & bass from the beginning of the '90s. His first release was on DJ SS and Eidris Hassam's Formation Records in 1991. His second EP for Formation, Future Followers, was a breakout 12-inch and remains a key 1993 release to this day. Last year, Giltrap launched a label called Steel Fingers Heritage with assistance from MPS Vinyl, which issued sought-after and unreleased productions from the early '90s. Listen to "Time Bomb."
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