Review: Filip Motovunski continues to chow down into the year with his Jungle Cakes debut. Flexing the label's dubwise signature, his rugged rolls, subtle skank stabs and high voltage bassline bring the message home while MC Spee's vocal rounds off the edges with love and positivity. Looking for a little less grizzle more of a thump to the bassline? Take a peek at Kursiva's remix. Listen up!
Review: Jungle Cakes are one of those really cool labels that has an endearing amateur vibe that lends so much legitimacy to their music. It's not polished and marketed professionally, but exactly for that reason you know their music will always be straight up vibes. Mikkim is carrying that banner now and he's doing so with two roughshod tumblers that pack in old-school and new-school vibes in equal measure. 'Positive Vibrations' is our favourite, with MC Turner on mic duties laying out the funk in the vocal ranges, whilst Mikkim has built a fiery, punishing bottom line that stretches out below in lovely style. Top stuff from the Cakes crew.
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: An epic release here from Breakdrum Recordings featuring a variety of breakbeat talent with plenty of original mixes and remixes. This one does what it says on the tin - celebrating the "breakbeat kings" of 2012 with bombastic aplomb. Kicking off with an Erio Donio remix of incendiary dancefloor banger "Jump Up (feat. MC Kyla), things are off to a great start. We move through the enormous album with too many tracks to mention but some stonkers from DJ Vibes, Osmo Band, Damage Breaks and Future Roots, to name but a few.