Plug Back On Time

Plug Back On Time
Luke Vibert is one of the world's most prolific and quirkiest EDM producers, and since 1993, he's been releasing albums under a handful of different monikers, while also finding time to collaborate with electronic legends such as B.J. Cole and Jean-Jacques Perrey. With Drum 'n' Bass for Papa in '96, Plug was one of Vibert's first projects. Rumour has it that Vibert strolled into Ninja Tune's London office in early 2011 with a gift of cushions, in the shape of Roland 808s, and DAT tapes, purported to be lost recordings from '95 to '98. Maybe, but it's equally probable that he just whipped up these ten nipple-twisting gems of delicious, period-perfect, late '90s, funky, trip-hop-tinged drum & bass on a whim, caught by nostalgia for the golden age of the genre before jungle turned so hard, dark and fast that it rarely stepped back into the light this side of Hospital Records. Either way, to hear Back On Time is simply orgasmic for any fan of the classic D&B sound, the kind of stuff that Danny Breaks and Amon Tobin used to make. It may be a little late, but it's good to have this sound back. (Ninja Tune)