Review: Navigator recently dropped the dramatic hip-hop/grime hybrid Lyrical Warfare recently bringing much fire in the process. So successful was it that Liondub/ODT have decided to keep the party going with some seriously heavy remixes. First up Brian Brainstorm delivers some hyper DnB action with high bpms and even higher energy. Elsewhere Social Security fuse manic, scattershot beats with relentless ragga MCing (and a cool dub version too), but it's the precision of Submatic's speedy ghetto beats on his dub workout that win the day this time round. Dancefloors everywhere be warned!
Review: Navi's soundsystem project undergoes the first of a version series as "Junglist Sound", "Kingston 11", "Meditation Time" and "Chatty Mouth", all enjoy major league refixes. Highlights hang off every twist and turn like a poor-fitting suit; Dirty Skank add a hardcore style hybrid bounce to "Junglist Sound", Sub Killaz add a robotic menace to "Meditation Time", Upgrade chew up "Kingston 11" and spit it back out as a sticky triplet damager while Kenji gives "Chatty Mouth" a crisp skank so sharp you could trim your whiskers with it. The jungle revolution continues.
Review: The "Junglist Sound Killer" remixes just keep on coming with nine more versions stretching further and deeper than the previous release packages. The warm reggae feels of the original "Junglist Sound" are highlighted in both Bluntskull's and Sticky Joe Roots' remixes. "Kingston 11" gets a nostalgic soulful Jamaican pingback to its 2005 roots while Macky Gee rips "Meditation Time" down and rebuilds it into something much darker, twisted and nigh-on impossible to meditate to. Finally "Chatty Mouth" gets authentic rolling jungle injections from Social Security and Raz Jungle. Widespread.
Review: Usually known for being on the other side of the controls with a mic in his fist, Navi flips his role as producer with some very well respected names such as Liondub and Marcus Visionary. "Chatty Mouth" is owned by the harmonic tones of David Boomah, "Junglist Sound" takes us back to the genre's formative ragga melting pot days of the mid 90s, Aries flips the previously released "Meditation Time" into a Run Tingz-level razor-sharp jungle roller while Potential Badboy stamps a series of stunning subs and lush jazzy pads on "Kingston 11" giving it a classy early Full Cycle feel. Sound.
Review: Who loves Liondub? We love Liondub, especially when they get as down and dutty as this little lot. "Sound The Alarm" is an explosion of flailing fiyah, raging hard and fast as naughtily as any old school ragga-flavoured anthem. Offering the radio edit and the instrumental which puts a blisteringly fresh new angle on the joint. There's nothing like a nasty raver like this to get a summer going off right. Turn it up and rip up the place.
Review: Time for a remix tip from Navigator as "Sound The Alarm" gets a working from some Liondub heavyweights. From the monster hench Serum remix to Lost City's dancehall wind and grind, and Brian Brainstorm's frisky, jump up interpretation, it's fair to say there's more than one way to bake a Navigator classic. Heavy ragga vibes with a focus on those battle cry vocals in Sticky Joe's remix is definitely one to look out for. Heavy.