Foul Play were renowned for their tight drum programming, especially since it was common at the time just to layer breaks and maybe chop/stretch them at points.
It really shows on this one. The drums are so intricate and interesting, like a sonic kaleidoscope spiralling through the night.
As with all classic 1994 jungle, the bassline is a doozy. The 808s beat out a steadfast groove right from the start. Then, about a third of the way through, the bass morphs into a hollow, rounded sound, and is joined by skittish, paranoid synth string hits.
A particular favourite of mine is the echoing bell sound, which underpins the percussion-less section so brilliantly. It’s how a certain kind of jungle ought to be – dark and dangerous.
The original hardcore song was released in 1993, but this remix came out in 1994 backed with a Ray Keith remix.