Review: As a celebration of their 15th anniversary, Dope Ammo release unto the world this duo of dancefloor D&B with an attitude The Bride herself would be proud of. A pure indulgence for Tarantino fans everywhere, Levela's remix of "Kill Bill" adds another dimension of attitude to an already insane track. With a drop made for destroying dancefloors and snatches of Uma Thurman threatening to kill anyone in her path, it's more than an homage, it's a perfect accompaniment to any respectable Kill Bill memorabilia collection. "Cold Rock A Party" is the flipside, remixed by jungle producer DJ Oder. With a deep groove matching nasty, sexy female vocals, the chorus drops into a frantic explosion of noise and genre mashups as jungle vibes intrude on squealing top end shreiks and writhing bass. Drop this and watch the screwfaces appear.
Dope Ammo - "Cold Rock A Party" (feat Tali - Jaydan remix) - (4:34) 175 BPM
Review: 2012/13: Dope Ammo fired off a whole load of rounds that are still set to kill five years later. Two remixes and two originals, all rewind: Dope Ammo's sixth reload round-up kicks us back to Levela's funk-flecked Ram-style twist of "Kill Bill", slaps us silly with Maji's Taxman-level warp-fest on "Roots & Future" and tickles us with Benny Page's swinging space-wobbler "Crazy". Finally Jaydan KOs us plain and simple with his perennially vicious take on "Cold Rock A Party". Almost five years old and still standing up to today's production muscle; no further is proof needed that Dope Ammo are ahead of their time. Get loaded.
Dope Ammo & Oldman - "Say What U Think" - (5:12) 175 BPM
Dope Ammo aka Drunken Masters - "Deep In The Underground" (Hazard remix) - (6:47) 170 BPM
Dope Ammo - "Cold Rock A Party" - (6:44) 175 BPM
Review: Producer Dope Ammo launched his eponymous label way back in 1998. It's probably about time, then, for the imprint's first label retrospective. Made up entirely of Dope Ammo productions or collaborations (some under the Drunken Masters pseudonym), it's a breezy, floor-friendly jog through the worlds of reggae-jungle and jump-up, with the odd foray into gnarly, tech-step territory. Given the vintage of some of the productions, it's no surprise that it largely sounds like a blast from the past, but there are fantastic moments - not least a clutch of collaborations with Benny Page.
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.