Ooooh, some ‘Wise Guys’ huh? Making quality Jungle Tekno in 2017 on Kambo Records Huh? Why we oughta write a blog and tell you to pick up this (name your price) release from Bandcamp and add these four pure 93 style oldskool bangers to your collection, nyuk nyuk nyuk!!!!
Archive for the ‘Jungle’ Category
BC Rydah lights the fiyah with a 5 track EP of junglistic devastation on YESKA Beats. The fist spark is lit with ‘Represent’ a chopathon of real oldskool breaks. ‘Streetz Is Watchin’ hustles 90s style with Blaxploitation chords, Ragga samples and Leviticus ‘Burial’ style drums with a dash of amen for good measure.
‘Pacific Ave’ is the jungle equivalent of freestyle Jazz, seriously off kilter and unhinged in a cool way with a sharp lead bassline. ‘Jah Bless’ rolls into the drive in with some 70’s soul before leaving in full raging chopped up amen break mode. Lastly, ‘Ur Luv’ revisits 94/95′ with a surge or rolling breakage and deep gentle keys making the perfect contrast. Get the fiyah, get BC Rydah ‘Streetz Iz Watchin’
KF68 – The Remixes Part 11 Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl
Original oldskool imprint Kniteforce continues its series of fresh and exclusive new releases with two new LTD edition vinyl releases featuring new remixes of label classics from an array of bright new talent and some true oldskool originals. We start with KF68 – The Remixes Part 11
2 Croozin’-Code Red (Fat Controller Remix)
The DJ/producer behind one of the greatest oldskool anthems ever (In Complete Darkness) remixes ‘Code Red’ keeping things close to the original while adding in aspects of current DnB and Jungle production. The all important piano shines even more on this classy update with plenty of crunching Ray Keith style amen breaks
Alk E D-Shining Bright (JePh Remix)
JePH fuels up the steam engine for a frantic and lively underground Ragga Jungle remix of ‘Shining Bright’ Amazing drum programming really carries this remix along nicely as do the variety of cool samples from the horns to the spinbacks and potent shots of room filling bass.
DJ Poosie-It’s Gonna Be (Justin Time Remix)
The artist behind stone cold yesteryear rave gems like ‘Sweet In Pocket’ remixes DJ Poosie ‘It’s Gonna Be Alright’ in the Hardcore style that was once a staple of the Netherlands and the North of England plus the whole of Scotland. Hard bouncy kicks (bit like Bouncy techno) and Elstak influenced pads, some amazing piano playing and House/R&B vocals, the seemingly unlikely combination that in actual fact works incredibly well. This is the sound of all night raves like Vibealite personified.
DJ Force & The Evolution-High On Life (Saiyan & Cru-l-t Remix)
Saiyan & Cru-l-t rework ‘High On Life’ into a 96′ Happy Hardcore stomper with nice Euro keys, classic kicks and cut up amens sounding rather like Force & Styles circa 96. We get some additional vocals that remind us of the nod to a well-known Scottish rave act in ‘High On Life’ and a cool midsection with fun key changes. This writer used to love Happy Hardcore and this remix reminds him why he did.
KF69 – The Remixes Part 12 Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl
Part 11 was pretty darn special huh? Well, brace yourself for KF69 – The Remixes Part 12
DJ Luna C-Free As The Sky (Hyper On Experience Remix)
You read that right, none other than Hyper On Experience on the remix of this Luna C tune and that is something to get seriously hyped about. In essence, this is a continuation of the original pioneering HOE sound from back in 1992 in the purest form. Once upon a time guys like these made sounds like this on difficult to use hardware, no DAWs like the ones available today. That Henry Rollins bloke ought to sit in the studio and watch these guys go then see if he wants to rant about pushing buttons. Forgive my gushing but I am so immensely happy to hear these guys make music again especially when its as good as this!!!!
Cru L T-Snow In Summer (Alex Jungle Remix)
Right, ahem, so Alex Jungle remixes Snow In Summer in breakcore meets 93 hardcore fashion and it’s just something else!!!! How about those busy Belgian stabs, dominator/mentasm riffs, little splashes of 8 bit/chiptune and dreamy 70s pop music vocals and quirky samples? Perfect mayhem!!!
Richie Whizz-Song Of Angels (Shadowplay Remix)
Shadowplay complete Part 12 with a remix of Song Of Angels that screams Kniteforce from every kick, every synth and every second. Having a bad day?, put this on, it won’t fail to lift you up again. You’ve got to know something to love it and if you know Kniteforce whether a newbie or a 40 something who experienced it all in real time, this remix embodies everything about the label, its style and ethos. Manic fun!!!! Sit down Richie!!!
Proper Jungle Techno from Worldwide Epidemic who appears on Jedi Recordings with ‘Telemechanique & Contrast’
‘Telemechanique’ is a thing of elegance and splendour, a continuation of a sound that went away too soon. The aesthetics of quality Techno combined with oldskool hardcore with a 4×4 kick applied with precision and brilliance.
‘Contrast’ is indeed that, melodic uplifting pianos juxtaposed to the tough rumbling Jungle Tekno sounds in a perfect and pleasing unison. NuSkool Rave at it’s very best
‘Sound Killerz Vol. 1′ on Deep In The Jungle brings together four talented junglists to kill a few soundbwouys!!!
Demented Frequency makes a fantastic musical production debut with a mash-up of classic oldskool jungle sounds. Hungry T blends far east sounds with 90’s rave/techno riffs for some serious savagery. RMS does things with an amen break you didn’t think were possible for some dubby drumfunk style heat. Galvatron see’s us out with some rudebwouy ragga jungle lead weighted bassline business. Respect to the sound killers!!!
Rave veterans, The RatPack are back and in the run to their new LP they team up with Wideboys for ‘Hands Of Time’
‘Hands Of Time’ combines feel-good ravey pianos and unmistakable singalong Ratpack vocals with bouncing Garage/Breaks
Further remixes come from Papa G for the Jungle crew, Sound Collective & ChewyBeats for the House & 2 Step/UKG fans. It’s great to hear The Ratpack are back to originate!!!
Fresh off his incredible LP, Jem One delivers two more heavy doses of drumfunk to test your subs to their absolute limit. ‘Terminator X’ & ‘Force Of Nature’ on 36Hertz are both cut from the 90’s dark intense drumfunk cloth of Metalheadz and associated labels and artists. These two bangers will whip your speakers well and truly into shape and satiate your taste for a much-maligned sub genre that badly needs a comeback. Sounds like Jem One is on a mission to kick start the revival!!!