Leaders of the world's number one reggae-influenced drum & bass label Jungle Cakes Ed Solo & Deekline have banded together to present their storming debut compilation mix Welcome To The Jungle. The Mick Jagger-approved pair (well, he was loving it at Glasto) set the tone with opener "Bad Boys", a tune that has dominated dance sets all year. Slotting in epic remixes throughout the 31 track monster from Serial Killaz, Stickybuds and Eddie K, vocals from Top Cat, Darrison and Rubidan, two continuous mixes and a set of FX to boot, this is a bumper pack of jungle fun. Pick your venue and mash it up.
Geordie D&B veteran Adam Tindill (better known under his Original Sin monicker) has been releasing dancefloor-bating smashers since way back in 2007. This, though, is his first EP of original production for well over 12 months. "Superman" itself is a full-throttle, tech-tinged assault, all formidable bass, industrial noises and in-your-face attitude. "Radical" builds from a surprisingly melodic start into an intergalactic roller, while the twinkling, piano-laden "Return of the Overfiend" is like the theme tune for a yet-to-be-made drama series about a super-villain. As for "Never Gonna Change" - all pitched-up vocals, gargantuan beats and touchy-feely breakdowns - it's a welcome blast of breakbeat hardcore revival at a jungle tempo.