The first 1 More Thing podcast episode of 2023 sees Dave Columbo Jenkins heading west to join the dots and explore the relationship between two of the most important cultural movements to happen in the US and UK in the last 50 years… Hip-hop and jungle drum & bass.
No other MC has traversed and fused these two worlds in the way T.R.A.C. has. Entrenched in both movements his entire adult life, his journey spans from his internship at the mighty Def Jam and his role at NYC institution Konkrete Jungle to his current position on the seminal V Recordings imprint as one a prominent voice both live and on recordings. Along the way he’s worked with an array of kindred spiris, pioneers and talents including Lewis Parker, Marc Mac and even a young 50 Cent.
As he celebrates five years of his album Life In Motion – an LP that features artists from across the globe and still sounds beautiful to this day – T.R.A.C. takes the time to look back over some of these moments, reflect on his dual role in both musical worlds and consider the parallels, crossroads and shared artistic disciplines between the two.
With drum & bass jungle enjoying a new exciting wave of energy and innovation in North America, T.R.A.C. is now at the forefront of yet another new and exciting chapter. Not just for himself but the whole movement. Both nationally and internationally.
With plenty of plans for 2023 and beyond, 1 More Thing catches him at a perfect calm-before-the-storm moment in his career and the next chapter in drum & bass jungle.
Available on all podcast platforms, like all episodes of 1 More Thing, this session is a seriously inspiring, thoughtful and revealing conversation that will appeal to anyone who has a passion and interest in modern music history, soundsystem culture and breakbeats. This time it comes with a serious dose of MC craft thrown in for good measure.
Huge respect to T.R.A.C. for giving us the time and insight. Four letters, four dots, let’s join some dots…
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