Review: What a remix rollcall! Aries & Gray, Serum, DJ Hybrid, DJ Limited. Is there's a better list of artists to reboost this Top Cat jungle classic then we'd like to see it. Absolute vibes across the board from the authentic breakbeat feels of Aries and Gray's twist to the big bassline action of Serum and the contemporary jungle feels of DJ Hybrid's twist. DJ Limited brings the stomp for an almighty finale fire-up. Special dedications all round!
Review: When it comes to skanks you can always rely on the jungle/jump-up fusioneers Serial Killaz. Two of the most prolific and hardest working men in the bass game, for their next bullet they've collided with the Ragga Twins to pop the style once again. "Duppy Man" takes a very well-known riddim, ups the tempo and beefs up the drums while leaving more than enough space for Flinty and Deman to spit their lyrical signature. Complete with a mind-bogglingly twisted dancehall remix and instrumentals, this one covers absolutely everything that's great about the fizzy cross-pollination happening in drum & bass right now.
Review: Premium rudeboy business from the ever reliable roller rover Gold Dubs and venom-tongue Cheshire Cat. "Bad Boy Deya" sports some fire staccato bars from Cheshire while Gold shakes out a tropical halftime sway, "Control" is a stripped back stepper with notes of blue coded deep into the waspy bassline, "War Paint" is an outstanding junglized stepper shock out and "Raise The Banner" is a turbo dancehall stamper. "Steppin'" finalises this gully affair with a moody dramatic ragga halftime entry theme. Powerful scenes.
Review: Making the bold decision to rework a couple of much loved jungle classics, it's over to the ever-outrageous bolshy dubstep playboy Doctor P and jungle revivalists the Serial Killaz for two sterling remixes of Krome & Time's "The Licence" and "Ganja Man". First of all is Doctor P's synth soaring, exuberant take on the original, with the vocal weaving around bubbling synth belches, quirky chiptune melodies, smacking snares and a computerized vocal calling "remix". Watch for the tempo switches in the second half! Then there's the Serial Killaz remix of "Ganja Man" which brings out the original reggae flavour and mixes it in with some sharp, rattling breaks and rave-tastic bellows.
STREETLIFE 011DG 30 Jan 12 Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime