Review: It's been two years since Liondub last spun us around the globe with their long-running Jungle To The World series. But now biting into their 10th year, it's the perfect time to boost up the vaults with 18 specials, exclusives and unreleased versions. Pure high grade jungle through and through: we range from the utterly gully and industrial strength badness such as RAW's "Lock Up" to smoother skank-shined bubbly rollers such as Johnny Osbourne & Bladerunner's "Night Fall Dub" via slippery tech missiles like the dangerous darkside steps of Mr Explicit's "Crystal Blue" and the 24th century jazz of Jayline & Dutty Dubz long-awaited VIP of "Bacardi & Coke". And that's just four of the 18 weapons on offer here. Authentic jungle for 10 years and counting.
Review: Emerging from the same Australian heavy funk scene that gave us The Bamboos and Cookin' On 3 Burners, Dojo Cuts offer an authentically breezy take on revivalist funk and soul dripping with emotion. Having initially formed in 2008, they've finally got round to recording and releasing their debut album. Take From Me is pretty damn good, too. There are, of course, similarities with the Bamboos, but Dojo Cuts' sound is noticeably sweeter, breezier even. While the rhythms are fat and often furiously fast, the emotional vocals of Roxie Ray soften the sound somewhat, making Take From Me more Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings than Cookin' On 3 Burners or Quantic Soul Orchestra.