Ruff It Up (Vital Techniques remix) - (4:04) 68 BPM
Ruff It Up (Liondub & PA remix) - (3:44) 175 BPM
Ruff It Up (Dubtime remix) - (4:30) 176 BPM
Ruff It Up (6Blocc remix) - (4:36) 170 BPM
Ruff It Up (Jinx In Dub remix) - (4:22) 160 BPM
Ruff It Up (Benny Page remix dub mix) - (3:26) 178 BPM
Review: Two one, to you... General Degree's academic dancehall styles gets a disgusting refix from a number of players old and new. Let's go through them in order: Benny Page brings the hospitalising heat with a big riff harmonic bassline, Manu Digital lays down the halftime toxic swagger, Vital Techniques is all about the contemporary bassline mischief, Liondub and PA play devil with the vocal layers while 6Blocc provide the ultimate soundsystem shaker and Jinx In Dub flex around the 160 axis with so much sassiness you'll be hard pushed not to rewind. Ruff and ready.
Review: LA junglists Noah D and No Thing get AAA access to the Liondub vaults and are told to do their damage with their unique fusion of dancehall, digidub, jungle and bass. Subverting 11 of Liondub's wide-reaching releases, the album-sized results are exciting, unique and full of surprises such as the vocalised synth layers on "Control", the rich vocal focus of Bunny General on "Soundwar" and the out-and-out badmanisms of "Nuke A Soundboy". A really interesting remix concept that works just as well as whole as it does as a collection of serious floor-firers.
Review: Cor blimey, Jungle Cakes aren't messing around with their Welcome To The Jungle series are they? Hot on the heels of Ray Keith comes another stone cold OG; Nicky Blackmarket. Digging deep across the classics and sparking up a whole forest of fresh fires, it's a 40 track, 2 mix, 10 FX tool trove of pure jungle magic curated with the wide-armed style you'd expect from an originator. With classic ranging from well known such as "Incredible" and "Pulp Fiction" to cult such as "Keep It Raw" and "Gangsters" and upfront jams flexing from all the right names (Serum, Aries, Serial Killaz, Drumsound & Bassline Smith), Blackmarket has absolutely smashed this out of the mark.
Review: Lion Dub have reached a decade of activity. A decade! To put it in perspective, if someone was born the year Liondub started, they're about to enter high school/secondary school. It's a crazy achievement and one matched by the craziness of the music they have on offer to celebrate, a four-part journey through their past, present and future. This instalment is all about their past and it's exemplified best by Serum's VIP of Sound The Alarm, a Liondub classic, which Serum has flipped into a characteristically badboy, stabbing little roller. The vocals float above in a haze of reggae smoke, whilst the beat pulsates below. Awesome stuff.