Two slabs of bonafide bass music on the Jungle Cakes imprint fresh for summer 2012. Kicking off no less than the fourteenth volume in the Jungle Cakes series, this one's fragrant and fresh as JFB does a grand job at pairing gentle, rolling breaks and jungle chirrups with more modern D&B production. Every bit of "Tequila Sunrise" is a tasty one with its shimmying rhythms, tooting horns and murmuring bass; this will have you moving and shaking. "Five On It" continues the story with enticing vocal, punchy drums and low-slung fervor. A big release, right here.
JFB comes storming at us on the Radical Mixtape imprint with these couple of belters. Getting things off to a cracking start is title track "Modern Past" with its warping synths, chiming SFX and gritty drum work, all the while a murmuring, irksome bassline glowering below. It's compelling stuff that will attract fans from across the bass music spectrum. Continuing on, and we have "Across The Pond" with its purposeful, striding beats and upbeat aesthetic it's full of hands in the air potential and will be a killer in the dance. A great effort here from JFB.
This is a first for all parties: JFB's first official mix, Ghetto Funk's first artist-fronted compilation and Disco Cakes' first ever long playing release. Needless to say each party has really stepped up; JFB has curated a mammoth 37-track adventure exploring every possible corner of Ghetto Funk's sprawling sonic scenery, ranging from wholesome, down-home country funk (Grinny Granddad "Good Girl"), slick ragga-swing (Stickybuds "Clean Air") bump-shuffling electro ghetto (Featurecast "Around The Block") and raw, teeth-clenching bass filth (Skullee - "Badboii"). Leaving no stone unturned, this documents the Ghetto Funk movement with immersive mischief, AND it comes with a killer DJ mix.
Fresh-faced nu-funk crew Rise Above call in some big names for their debut quadlet of bass-bitten buzz cuts. Tonic takes the Beasties and drags them into a post apocalyptic future where ugly basslines reign supreme. Howla switches and slams with a series of tightly edited horns and a blisteringly heavy groove. JFB, meanwhile, lays down a bed of rusty bass, sharp breakbeats and an array of cool scratches before dropping into Hendrix's "All Along The Watchtower". Last but definitely not least, WBBL finalises this big debut release deal with a show-stopping disco twist on Mariah Carey. Launch releases don't come any bigger than this.
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