Review: Wake up and bake up, Jungle Cakes are back in the kitchen with their prize dish range 'Welcome To The Jungle'. This time the guest chefs are none other than Dub Pistols who've been flexing all styles and sizes of breakbeat since the very beginning. Currently coming correct with 50 tracks, they cover the full range of D&B through their dubwise, reggae-roasted selection. From the steam engine skank-ups like Isaac Maya and Daddy Freddy's thundering 'Bring Dem' to Deekline & Ed Solo's instant sing-along smash-out 'Bam Bam' to the dancehall bashment of Selecta J Man's 'My Style', this isn't so much of a jungle welcoming but more of a full jungle takeover... And you'll never want to leave.
Review: Next up from the Sunday Best Recordings squad, we see them welcome the high energy combination of Dub Pistols and Seanie T for a fantastic new single by the name of 'Bankrobber'. The easiest way to describe the arrangement of this one would be "uplifting", as we are met by a chorus of horn toots and marching drumlines, topped off with the addition of Barry Ashworth and Seanie T's interweaving vocal layers. It's a catchy sing along, perfect for the summer, whether we be stuck inside or not!
Review: The unstoppable Dub Pistols return to their own Sunday Best with some much needed nu-school dub-rocking, carrying through the heritage of everyone from The Clash to Jimmy Cliff. While this is perhaps not the sort of gun-slinging dancehall that you'd expect these days, it is a magnificent doorway into the world of dub, for the younger listeners out there. Like the great Damian Marley, there's a sense of new and exciting influences entering this space, and these dudes are masters of production, managing to pull in some hip-hop, rock, and even old-school breaks into the mix. This one's for the ragga lovers, the island dwellers, and those looking to bring in some sweet Jamaican air into their lives.