Get your dancing shoes on and grab yourself a drink, JungleXpeditions have brought some classic reggae and dancehall bang up to dancefloor standards thanks to blistering remixes from the likes of Jamie Bostron, DJ Inspecta and Ride One. It's a high-energy jaunt through the heat of summer direct from your speakers; if jungle was made to make you move your feet, this selection of sizzling tunes was collected to get you moving and put a smile on your face. Who said D&B was all about stony-faced sample-bending? Get up!
A decade of Viper and things are sounding better than ever. Kicking off with Futurebound and Gridlok, this mammoth compilation runs through some of the finest slices of D&B ever created for the legendary label, including tunes from the likes of The Prototypes, InsideInfo & Prolix, Matrix & Futurebound, Nero and Delta Heavy. With an all-star cast like this and some of the finest sounding heaviness on their doorstep, no wonder Viper have got this locked down. Make sure you get a piece of the action.
Technimatic - "Like A Memory" (feat Pat Fulgoni) - (5:35) 175 BPM
Friction - "Scatter" (feat Total Science) - (5:09) 174 BPM
Technimatic - "Night Vision" - (5:16) 175 BPM
Rockwell - "Sick Of It All" - (4:55) 172 BPM
Icicle - "Neutralize" - (5:01) 170 BPM
Fourward - "Phase Align" - (4:35) 175 BPM
Icicle & Mefjus - "Isolation" - (4:28) 172 BPM
Joe Ford - "Off Centre" - (5:14) 172 BPM
Rockwell - "INeedU" - (5:23) 172 BPM
Various - "Shogun Audio presents: 2014" (continuous DJ mix By Joe Ford) - (24:44) 172 BPM
Cementing its position as one of D&B's most essential labels with this round-up of the year's biggest tracks, Shogun Audio has outdone itself. From Rockwell's bafflingly precise electronic meanderings to Icicle's considered approach to minimal bass and drums, Technimatic and Spectrasoul's beautiful synergy of sound and feeling and newcomer Joe Ford's unique slant on experimental soundscaping, this is an unashamedly outgoing collection. Shogun has been running the gauntlet for some time now, focusing all the experimental energies harboured by its own terrifyingly impressive host of signed artists. As always, it's been worth the hard word. An essential release for an exceptional year. Long live Shogun!
This intense collective of artists and record labels representing all angles of drum & bass is celebrating a massive decade at the forefront of the genre. Ten years is a long time when it comes to music, but over the label's lifespan it has released music from some of the greatest and most criminally overlooked producers around. From dark, underground anthems to hyped-up, high-powers roof-raisers, this exceptional LP contains some of the finest tunes ever to be committed to release by Co-lab. Fromt he likes of Heist, Serum and Majistrate to the mighty precision and restraint of Russia's own Ceph, this is a landmark release you need for your collection. Just don't let it gather dust - air it regularly, as loud as your neighbours can bear.