Review: Jungle vocalists don't get much more legendary than General Levy, do they? The original purveyor of beats to the junglist massive, that instantly recognisable voice is back on collaboration duties with Bonnot for a typically upbeat single. 'Roll Up' is at D&B speed but is packed with unmistakable dancehall vibes from the infectious bass stabs to the sampling. These influences make for a tune that'll be certain to get you moving, infectiously happy from the off and with lyrics that'll have you pining for the summer and the sunshine. Classic Levy.
Review: Danny Byrd is back with none other than legendary jungle MC General Levy. Kicking off with a turbo-charged intro, "Blaze The Fire (Rah!)" fuses dancehall sensibility with Danny Byrd's trademark high energy sound - all punctuated by the General's inimitable vocal ticks and blazing energy. Leading light of the Playaz camp Sub Zero provides a stepping 2012 jump up re-interpretation, complete with shuddering subs and grinding synths. Keeping the original junglist vibe in check Sub Zero condenses the format down for the jump up contingent. A digital exclusive from Stray completes the EP, amplifying the jungle vibes with rattling breaks, punchy kicks and oodles of old skool flavour. This one's all about the drums. Enjoy!
Review: Three legends combine on this one as we welcome back Jungle Cakes, an extremely well respected original jungle imprint, who here see the combination of three musical legends in perfect harmony. Deekline and Ed Solo combine with the untouchable vocal abilities of General Levy for an original, high energy slap entitled 'Have Some Fun', and boy does it bring out a party vibe. Levy's uplifting lyricism layers perfectly over the high pressure drum expressions and potent bass movements of Deekline & Solo's instrumental below, concocting a certified rave smash. Excellent work as per from three jungle giants.
Review: Irish Moss recordings: promoting positive vibes in reggae and bass music culture. They don't fail to deliver on their mission statement here, so check this out. Ireland's DJ Obese and Jay Sharp team up again for a full length that is serious fire! "Mr Willams Dirty Dubsterz Meets Special Request" gives us a well rolled lowdown that's hard to argue with. Feel the bass on "Back To Boom City" where Blackout JA tells the truth; blunted style. There's some female MCs on here too such as on "Blue Fishes" (with Soom T's smooth delivery) and there's drum and bass on "I Love" and we'll give you just one guess what they're referring to? We know what you're thinking and don't worry: there's some killer bashment vibes on tracks like "Domino". Jah!
Review: Positive vibes! Jungle Cakes head bakers Ed Solo and Deekline link-up once again with original don General Levy for some feel-good, sun-splashed system-primed fun. Springy, loaded with a crisp sawing bassline and driven by Levy's rapid flow, you can picture the exact festivals the three of them had in mind with a vibe like this. Especially Levy's precision double time rap mid way. For added vibe value, the mighty Aries has also provided a killer remix. A little darker in dynamic and stripped back, it leaves even more space for the General's voice to lead the way. Uplift central; we need music like this right now.
Review: Spark up! Original nuttah Levy's 2008 pro-green dancehall hymn gets the remix treatment from Serial Killaz and Madd Ice and it needs to be heard to be believed. Serial Killaz step up with their most feel good reversion to date; taking the 60s "Wipe Out" surf riff and applying it to a bristling 170 framework, the busyness of the blend complements Levy's urgent chats with perfect energy. Guaranteed to light up the dance! For something much darker head for Madd Ice's heady, jump up jungle homage... Gunshots galore, it's 1996 all over again.
Review: MC General Levy has been involved in countless projects spanning the UK ragga landscape and his instantly recognisable touch on the mic is always a pleasure to hear. This time, however, he lands on Jungle Cakes and his "The General" tune is reworked by Ed Solo into a nu-skool jungle workout with a filthy bassline running underneath Levy's intricate vocal twists. The second remix comes from the Mir Crew and this one is all about the beat work: stop-start jungle breaks slowing down and speeding up to drop into one hell of a groove knot.
Review: 20 years since creating the gateway track for countless a jungle and DnB head; "incredible" General Levy has hooked up with Italian producer Bonnot for his latest full length studio venture "Forward".
Given the insatiable appetite in Italy for Reggae fused Drum & Bass the partnership is a perfect match, add a sprinkling of some of the most exciting names in the scene such as Numa Crew, Serial Killaz & Ed Solo and you have an LP that will by far extend the usual Drum & Bass album shelf life. Mr Levy's rapid fire tongue rolling delivery sits just as effortlessly on top of Bonnot's dance floor beats as it did Jungle sounds of 94. The album balances dance floor and home listening with the conscious lyrics of "Genuine Woman" & "Vibrations" perfectly complimented by the dancefloor tearing insanity of "Intergalactical" & "Cantankerous". Another DnB record that gets better as time goes by, well he does have previous! Mr Levy we salute you.
Review: Allow jungle revival pioneers and Jungle Cakes bosses Ed Solo & Deekline to present the much anticipated follow up to "Welcome To The Jungle". On this second edition of "Welcome To The Jungle", Ed Solo & Deekline delve deeper into their roots, and influences with a heady brew of jungle cuts old and new. From stone cold classics like Ray Keith - Chopper and DJ Hype ft. MC Fats - Peace, Love & Unity, also featured are remixes from Chase & Status, and Sigma. Mixed live by Ed Solo & Deekline over 2 continuous mixes, and crammed with 28 upfront exclusives, VIP mixes, classics, and fresh cuts from Jungle Cakes, Welcome To The Jungle Vol. 2 is all you need.