Release Date: 20th November 2020
Deekline and Ed Solo’s original ragga jungle anthem ‘Bad Boys’ was released way back in 2012 and was well supported by both DJs and ravers alike. If you stepped into a dance in 2019 you will have almost certainly heard the mysterious dub of ‘Bad Boys’ that was doing the rounds which in turn, has now been revealed at the Ben Snow remix.
It’s almost a crime to plaster Ben with the title of ‘up and coming’ since he’s already had numerous amounts of heat signed to various labels in the scene. Don’t forget he’s also been touring the globe, laying down freshness on the DJ circuit..
The remix of ‘Bad Boys’ obviously retains the original vocals but does away with the bubblin’ bassline made famous by Deekline and Ed Solo and switches it out for numerous offkey, single note riffs. Not to be labeled with the obvious “just another foghorn” comments, this version takes a risk, but it pays off well. You only have to look back to last year to see the amount of damage it’s done on promo!
Keep your eyes on Ben Snow, his roots are still firmly in the jungle.
a1. Deekline and Ed Solo - Bad Boys (Ben Snow & Jappa Remix)
b1. Deekline and Ed Solo - Bam Bam (Benny Page & Deekline Remix)
Release Date: 9th October 2020
The combined production powerhouse of Deekline, Ed Solo & Specimen A bring forth 10,000 blowtorches to celebrate the vibe that only music can create alongside the vocals of Jamaican reggae superstar Blackout JA.
If you were lucky enough to witness the burner cans of the original dancehall movement or the vast array of lighters flickering to ‘94 Amens, you know what to expect here. This is upfront jungle with a full canister of gas, one hell of a bouncy bassline and an excellent delivery of lyrical goodness. Blackout JA was certainly a fine choice to voice this beat, riding it effortlessly and requesting you all to “let the music play”.
You’re getting both the club mix and the slightly shorter and perhaps less aggressive original in this fine package from Jungle Cakes. Two for two as they say.
Fire in the basement.
a1. Ed Solo & Deekline - Have Some Fun ft General Levy
b1. Deekline, Ed Solo & Specimen A - Let The Music Play ft Blackout JA
Release Date: 11th December 2020
Brian is back behind the controls for another slammin’ release via Jungle Cakes. He’s linked up with Yemi Bolatiwa and Ricky Tuff for a full on combination of summertime vibes for these two tracks which have the label's roots fully implanted in their DNA.
‘Footwork Skank’ brings out the brass selection with a full on array of trumpets combined with polished vocals from Yemi which flood the speakerbox with positivity. If you were ever unsure how to do the one foot skank to some upfront jungle, this is no doubt the tune to get your head in check to. Brian and Ricky Tuff join forces on a stripped back jungle roller in the form of ‘Gunshot’. Sneaky hip hop inspired one shots and instrumental loops are the order of the day here which are propped up by one hell of a subliminal bassline.
Fully on a mission for 2020, Brian Brainstorm is one to watch this year and beyond
a1. Brian Brainstorm - Footwork Skank ft Yemi Bolatiwa
b1. Brian Brainstorm - Gunshot ft Ricky Tuff