Review: Run Tingz Cru are a Bristolian outfit that specialise in uplifting, jungle influenced sonics that'll make you smile and pull a bass face at the same time. This EP is out for Valentines day and it's a rip-roaring mix of sounds and styles, with almost all corners of the scene being represented one day or another. The Dubtime Amen remix of Took My Breath featuring Solo Banton and Lady Fyah is up there with the highlights, a lovely combination of vibrant vocal tones and raucous jungle strikes, with an absolutely killer kick drum. The Jinx Amen remix of Drop Call, which features the legendary Tenor Cat, is also up there, its summery fluidity sounding amazing with a slice of darkness underneath. Banging.
Review: Absolute remix fire from Brizzle's Run Tingz Cru as a select bounty of the label's vaults gets the treatment from a rollcall of new-gen roustabouts. DJ Hybrid takes the lead as he supercharges the already stinking KO shot from Serial Killaz, bringing a whole new energy to Blackout JA's throaty vocals. Other highlights include the immense drum work of Aries on J-Man's "Roadblock", the unapologetic roughness and energy of Isaac Maya's take on Dossa's "Rock A Dub" and P-Tay's superb scatty switches and glitches on "Crossroads". Immense.
Review: From Bristol to the world, long-standing jungle collective Run Tingz wrap up 2020 with a serious jolt of positivity as they take in the internatty landscape and bring the full crew and many new faces together for this album rammed to the rafters with original - and largely vocal - dancefloor skank-ups. Highlights are instant as the opener 'Beautiful World' sets the vibes to stun. Elsewhere 'Lava Mouth' with Junior Morgan fuses savage breaks and disco stabs, Jinx and Deanie Rankin go for some proper gritty late 90s Dread vibes on 'Hooligan' and Cru newcomer Dublic dishes out a serious grumbler with the Total Science-style 'The Streets'. These are just the tip of the iceberg. Go global or go home.
Mashup Di Place (Run Tingz Cru & Breakah Dirty remix) - (4:10) 176 BPM
Review: Mexico b2b Spain b2b London: Isaac Maya, Kursiva and Lady Chann collide for a sunny-side skank-out Run Tingz style. Big hooks, emphatic vocals, driving beats and hammonds from here to Land's End; fusions of reggae and drum & bass don't get much slicker and more soulful. Remix-wise the Run Tingz Cru and Breakah Dirty add a little grimey murk, demonic bass tones and a sharp jungle drumset for the darker hours of the night. Mash it up!
Review: Run Tingz are a Bristol based imprint that seek to project the Bristolian sound all across the U.K. That sound is a hypnotic blend of ragga influences, jungle vibes and rolling, bassy tones of the type that blow up Bristol dancefloors on an almost daily basis. For their Best of 2018 album they've rolled out the big guns for a fat compilation featuring the likes of Bladerunner, Kursiva, Dossa and Brian Brainstorm so you know it's going to be good. 'Sound Killer' by Bladerunner is typical of this; funky, upbeat ragga sampling and sick vocals from Fuchaman with an underpinning of junglist vibes and pulsing basslines. The rest of the album is just as good - go cop it.
Review: A massive double header of searing bass action from the fledgling Ramajam Recordings on their latest release. Bristol's Killa Tingz step up first with a infectious combination of new school dubstep bass and old school hardcore - if The Prodigy had made "Out Of Space" now it might sound a bit like this. Next up, Vital Elements and Ruffride turn in a bit of proper drum & bass in the 90s mould, as amen breaks tumble across swelling subs and a huge rave-inspired breakdown - absolutely fantastic stuff.
Review: Legendary reggae / dancehall singer Da Fuchaman joins the dots with his debut excursion into jungle. He's rolling with the best company as Run Tingz have recruited a crack team of on point craftsmen for him to vibe with: Serial Killerz, Isaac Maya, Frisk, Numa Crew, Choppa, Brian Brainstorm join the Run Tingz Cru themselves as Fuchaman brings the consciousness over a menu of gully textures. Highlights include the stench like bass on "Babylon Falling", the pure fire of the opener "Jungle Love" and the classic horn waves and snaking snares of "Call The Police". A unique and vital album that celebrates fusion at its deepest melting pot roots.
Review: Run Tingz is a uniquely Bristolian outlet that consistently pushes that feel-good yet dirty vibe so endemic to the Bristol D&B scene - arguably the best in the world. This LP combines the reggae-influenced jungle sound with a more edged out sense of darkness, the former of which exemplified by 'My Sound' featuring Deanie Rankin: its recreation of Curtis Mayfield's 'Move On Up' is especially cool. Brian Brainstorm contributes an absolutely fire jungle riddim that just does everything right: bright reggae sampling, hard-hitting breakbeats and diving swirl of wobbling sines and reeces. When you listen through this album you can almost see the bucket-hat donning and wavey shirt wearing Bristolian crowd going nuts - pick it up.
Review: Bristol's Run Tingz crew are living up to their name once again as they curate a collection of bumper thumpers primed and fortified with killer vocals from Jago and Deemas J. Pure soundsystem MC culture, both dons apply their dancehall tones across a range of flavours; from the tripped out woozy grunts and shunts of "Ganja Girls" with Jinx through to the pure hype slap-about "Raggamuffin", all laced with heavy doses of pro-green poetry, this bountiful EP is a precision snapshot of the skills of Jago, Deemas J and Run Tingz. Pure jungle timelessness. Essential skank weapons.
Review: Run Tingz are a Bristolian crew with an ever-expanding pedigree in the unique blend of Dub, jungle and D&B that comes out of the city. The sound there is honestly like nowhere else and these guys really capitalise on it, their releases always strike that balance between fun and seriousness and they land hard but also chill out at the same time. Frillla is responsible for this one and it's all very sick stuff, especially 'Feel The Rage', which combines some slick lyrical business with a fluid, wobbling back end. Lovely.
Review: The latest six-tracker from Run Tingz Recordings is a six-tracker from Jinx, a producer whose jungle and jump-up credentials are firmly established and whom is on top form here once more. Title track 'Bed Of Roses' is certainly aptly named as it combines both an alluring prettiness with sharp edges, in part thanks to the slick vocal work from Texxus Red, who sounds especially good on the loping, hip-hop influenced introduction that perfectly sets the scene. This track also sets the scene for the rest of the release, an excellent piece of work from the Run Tingz team.
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.
Review: For anyone who likes their beats hard and their samples nasty, this LP is an essential purchase. Spanning the ranks of Serial Killaz themselves, Rebel MC, Run Tingz Cru, Top Cat & Tenor Fly and Tribe of Issachar as well as some very special guests, this is a hard dance treat for anybody with fire in their shoes. Those in the know will already expect blazing jump up stylings from the Serial Killaz crew but that's only the start of it. From beginning to end there's no let up - you step hard, or you go home. The choice is yours.
Review: Allow jungle revival pioneers and Jungle Cakes bosses Ed Solo & Deekline to present the much anticipated follow up to "Welcome To The Jungle". On this second edition of "Welcome To The Jungle", Ed Solo & Deekline delve deeper into their roots, and influences with a heady brew of jungle cuts old and new. From stone cold classics like Ray Keith - Chopper and DJ Hype ft. MC Fats - Peace, Love & Unity, also featured are remixes from Chase & Status, and Sigma. Mixed live by Ed Solo & Deekline over 2 continuous mixes, and crammed with 28 upfront exclusives, VIP mixes, classics, and fresh cuts from Jungle Cakes, Welcome To The Jungle Vol. 2 is all you need.
Review: Glasgow crew Mungos get the all-direction remix treatment for the second version compendium of the year. All flavours of dancehall and soundsystem material covered as the likes of FleCK, Chopstick, Run Tingz Cru and the mighty Vadim stick their sonic oar in and get busy. Highlights include the crystalline skank shimmers of Aquarius's take on "Jah Say Love", the militant snare rolls and punching kicks of Vadim's take on "Thousand Style". Those thirsty for jungle juice should jump on Chopstick's rattling ragga slammer "Nice It Up" and Run Tingz Cru's cheeky, burping bass jump up jam. Get serious.
Review: Remix klaxon! Dope Ammo's 2018 album Influence continues to spawn sweet fruit as the second part of the remix album drops. Once again it's packed with promising talent: Levela shows his most soulful side with the skank-kissed "Badman Inna My Ends", Blackley brings the dancefloor riff on "How We Get Down" to life in a whole new epic way, Brain Brainstorm beefs up "Flying" while Exile brings the whole package to an emotional ending with a super-groan bassline twist on "Wishin' On A Star". Influential.
Review: The unique sound of Dope Ammo is back for Influence 3, featuring a whole host of vocal talent and guest producers. Their special sound is exemplified by the first track, 'Wishing On a Star', which transitions perfectly from a floating, soulful vocal into a hard-hitting stepper with a rumbling reece bass. 'Oldtimes' is similar, with a funky vocal matched by an even funkier synth line that'll remind you of the Brookes Brothers or Danny Byrd. One of the most unique tunes is 'Babylon Falling', a downtempo number that oozes soul and funk from the vocals and packs a sick Motown feel into ever crevice. 'Flying' is another good downtempo tune, as is 'Im Good', but the quality on the D&B is what'll keep you listening and 'Badman Inna Ends' with Redders is arguable the best - powerful stuff.