Review: Jungle don Benny Page returns to last year's P.U.R.P.L.E album and shares out the parts to some of the many stand-out tracks for some timely remix justice. First up Kursiva plugs "Power" up to the mains and flips it into a high voltage tech-edge shock-out. Zero G follows with his switch-up on "Bless". One of the album's lower tempo dub joints, he supercharges it with skippy breaks, warm skanks and great use of both Sweetie and Eva's vocals. Finally the fast-rising Kleu takes "Should A Know" into brazen new pastures of badness with his absolute shredder of a remix. Boys and girls better know. Dutty!
Review: Get those instant barbecues lit and the citronella candles burning, it's time to get the British summertime off to a premature start. Why? Because Benny Page said so, and you aren't going to argue with him, are you? Premiered on Noisey back in Feb with a rain-soaked promo vid featuring UK Raise It Up, the time is right to give this sunblessed track the sunshine vibes it deserves. Featuring the legendary reggae vocals of Sweetie Irie, there's nothing else to say about it except get it now. You need it! It's an instant classic!
Review: Vibes be high and summery - and those horns - on this remix package for Benny Page's Party With You. VIP angles a darker slant in their remix while dubby Lily Allen vibes are out in full shine on Mr Benn's remix (featuring Blackout JA). For some glitchy, tear out bass information check Banx & Ranx remix, while Swindles remix is stripped back, but not quite as much as 808charmers. Baseline house be banging on Rico Tubbs remix too, the most linear production on this package.
Review: 39 tracks, 10 FX sounds and a full mix. This isn't any old slice of afternoon cake you might share your elderly neighbour or distant relative, this is a seven-tiered wedding cake full of every type of unhealthy, fattening ingredient you can imagine. And we're not stopping until we've chowed the lot. If you've feasted on Deekline and Solo's Jungle Cakes before then you'll already know how tasty this is; a selection of their own releases and similarly spirited cuts from the scene, all laced with dubwise, dancehall and skank-soaked soul. Highlights hang from every corner but you'd be mad not to peak at Aries & Gold's soul-flecked massage of Mr Benn, or Dominator & Logan D's brokeback bust-up "Cowboy" or Serial Killaz' savage repurposing of Freestyler's iconic "Entertainer". High calorie badness.
Review: Following the likes of Ray Keith, Nicky Blackmarket, General Levy and many artists of high don calibre, Dope Ammo and DJ Hybrid are the next to take the controls as Jungle Cakes' Welcome To The Jungle series. As always, the selection digs deep across the board to include classics, absolute bangers that have been criminally forgotten and no less than 10 exclusives made strictly for this album. From the sun-kissed soul and key-tickling evangelist jam "Salvation" to the absolute rave carnage of "What's Going Down", the boys have gone in on this collection maintaining its still spotless reputation as one of the most consistent and prolific mix series available in the genre. Pay close attention to the Jukebox Jungle track, too. This needs your loving.