Tim Reaper (East Londoner Ed Alloh) produces lush yet hard-hitting jungle and breakbeat hardcore tracks which measure up to the best of the genre’s early- to mid-’90s heyday. During his DJ gigs and podcasts, he seamlessly mixes vintage obscurities and unreleased dubplates with tracks by himself as well as fellow jungle revivalists such as Dwarde and Kid Lib. Since making his debut in 2010, he’s released dozens of EPs and singles on labels like Green Bay Wax, Blu Mar Ten Music, and 7th Storey Projects (home to the Simpsons-themed Globex Corp series).
Tim Reaper began producing tracks on FL Studio as a teenager; his debut release was “Propa Tings,” co-produced by Relapse, which was digitally released in 2010. His explosive remix of DJ Trace‘s “Final Chapta” was issued on a white-label 12″ later in the year, gaining much praise from junglists. Gradually stepping up his production game, he became highly prolific around 2013, collaborating with producers like Detroit’s Sinistarr and Sheffield’s Kid Lib (owner of Green Bay Wax) and issuing tracks on labels such as 117 Recordings and Criterion Records. In 2014, he began regularly co-hosting mixes with Boston-based DJ and producer Dev/Null for his blog to the Oldskool site. As his computer started to fall apart in early 2015, he released a digital album of previously unreleased tracks titled Need Money for Laptop. In 2016, Reaper and Dwarde began releasing the Simpsons-inspired Globex Corp EP series on 7th Storey Projects. Blu Mar Ten released Reaper’s “All Right” single in 2017, and the producer released additional work on labels including Amenology, Foxy Jangle, and Parallax Recordings. He continued his productive run into 2020 with released like More Lanterns (Repertoire) and Toxic Tones (Beyond Electronix). ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi