Review: Dope Ammo have a seriously unique sound and it's meant that they've stayed remarkably consistent for quite a while, with this EP coming packed full of remixes from Dope Ammo's album from Dope Ammo, Audiomission, Sublow HZ and more. The Audiomission remix of 'Take Me Back' is probably the biggest on the release and has a wonderfully curving bassline that blends and moves with a real feeling of power, if you've heard many other tunes by this man you'll know what we're talking about. The Sublow HZ remix of 'Stir It Up' is lovely and funky yet packs a ferocious jungle bassline on the drop that'll leave you heaving for more. Wicked stuff.
Review: Remix klaxon! Dope Ammo's 2018 album Influence continues to spawn sweet fruit as the second part of the remix album drops. Once again it's packed with promising talent: Levela shows his most soulful side with the skank-kissed "Badman Inna My Ends", Blackley brings the dancefloor riff on "How We Get Down" to life in a whole new epic way, Brain Brainstorm beefs up "Flying" while Exile brings the whole package to an emotional ending with a super-groan bassline twist on "Wishin' On A Star". Influential.
Dope Ammo & Taiwan MC - "Babylon Falling" (Ed Solo remix) - (4:37) 175 BPM
Dope Ammo & Broomers - "Oldtimes" (feat Martin Carr - Kleu remix) - (4:58) 174 BPM
Dope Ammo, Broomers & Kathy Brown - "Saturday" (Benny Page remix) - (3:04) 178 BPM
Repent (Dope Ammo remix) - (3:21) 172 BPM
Review: Dope Ammo have a seriously unique sound and it's meant that they've stayed remarkably consistent for quite a while, with this EP coming packed full of VIPs and remixes from the likes of Ed Solo, Benny Page and Kleu. The Ed Solo remix of 'Bablyon Falling' is probably the biggest on the release and has a wonderfully curving bassline that blends and moves with a real feeling of power, if you've heard many other tunes by this man you'll know what we're talking about. The Benny Page remix of 'Saturday' is lovely and funky and the EP is finished off nicely by the solid weightiness of Dope Ammo's own remix of 'Repent'. Another good release from the Dope Ammo camp.
Review: Originally released in 2018, Dope Ammo's Influence album is the gully gift that keeps on giving. And right here it reaches the peak with the full remix set. Delivered throughout the year, this is the full collection and it takes Ammo's broad sound to the furthest possible places. Ranging from Kleu's gritty distorted take on "Old Times" to the Audiomission's piano-tickled purring steppy twist on "Take Me Back" by way of some of Ammo's own refixes like the sick tempo flexing on the Indian-flavoured "Repent" and turbo-growls of "Risky Business", these remixes don't just reflect the range of the original album but boost it even further.
Review: The unique sound of Dope Ammo is back for Influence 3, featuring a whole host of vocal talent and guest producers. Their special sound is exemplified by the first track, 'Wishing On a Star', which transitions perfectly from a floating, soulful vocal into a hard-hitting stepper with a rumbling reece bass. 'Oldtimes' is similar, with a funky vocal matched by an even funkier synth line that'll remind you of the Brookes Brothers or Danny Byrd. One of the most unique tunes is 'Babylon Falling', a downtempo number that oozes soul and funk from the vocals and packs a sick Motown feel into ever crevice. 'Flying' is another good downtempo tune, as is 'Im Good', but the quality on the D&B is what'll keep you listening and 'Badman Inna Ends' with Redders is arguable the best - powerful stuff.
Review: Two rambunctious, post-jungle remixes here which deserve a shout out from the likes of Blade Runner and Dope Ammo & Resinate. First up the former goes in on Goldstar (aka Benny Page)'s cut "Crazy", adding a '96 style intro to it; then as the tune drops it's all old skool bass groans and thunderous sub bass lurches, with fast, rattling breaks adding pace above. Accompanying this of course, is the Dope Ammo & Resinate re-lick of "Effective Styles", which is all fidgety drum rolls and gratuitous jump up mayhem.