SoundBwoy Weaponry (feat Daddy G + Natty D - Crossy remix) - (5:14) 175 BPM
Have Some Fun (feat Megatron - Jinx remix) - (5:38) 175 BPM
Review: Coming to the table with their potent blend of modern drum & bass sounds and ragga vocal vibes are South Central Recordings, who have roped in a slew of acts to remix K Jah's singles 'SoundBwoy Weaponry' and 'Have Some Fun'. The first, from Crossy, features Natty D and Daddy G, whose vocal overlays sound extra menacing above the bed of fluctuating bassline textures that Crossy has constructed, their joint talents coming together to make a moody club banger. The flip is in a similar style and also features bad boy vocals, this time Crossy opting for a number of breaks-based interludes that spice things up drum wise and make the roll outs that more tantalising. Excellent effort.
Review: Sound system culture is getting a nice dose of representation on this single from South Central Recordings, featuring K Jah on productions with MC Daddy G and MC Natty D. 'Soundboy Weaponry' is laden with tough vocal lines and resonates nicely with MC traditions in the UK, drawing upon reggae and ragga-jungle for this funky, bassy little number. 'Brass Knuckles' is tougher and darker, with a pummelling drum line that bashes you on the face the whole way through, its wobbly bassline following in quick succession. Big single.
Review: The name of this release - Have Some Fun - is reflected in the colourful and playful artwork. You can tell from the off that this is a release which doesn't take itself too seriously, part of that nonchalant approach to music that stresses having a good time over chin-stroking analysis and perfect mixdowns. The title track is a rattling junglist stepper with a powerful undergirding of low-frequency pulses and tones, there's a slick little vocal over the top and it all comes together very nicely. The flip is a roller with a naught sub and a classic hop-hop sample. Yes mate.
Review: This single from South Central Recordings is all about the remix vibes, as Coda and Euphonique step up to remix two different tunes from K Jah, Dilligent Fingers and Cheshire Cat. The first - Dutty Like a Bumbo - is from Coda and it's a gargled, rough and ready tune which sounds like an old school Mampi Swift tune with its simple but powerful bassline, and its hypnotic vocal lead. Euphonique steps up for the b-side and it's even dirtier than the flip, with another naughty back end that twists and turns in on itself with powerful ease. Banging.