‘Dub Warz’ by Hailon transports you back to 1993 with a dub-heavy slab of vintage junglism, complete with intricately spliced ragga piano stabs, layered breaks and booming bass that could easily convince you that you had accidentally picked up a lost pirate radio signal from London 22 years ago, that had mysteriously drifted through time and space to the present day.
Junglistic drops a jump-up anthem like it’s still ’95 on ‘Who Is It’, capturing the vibe of classic labels such as Back 2 Basics in their prime, with a bouncy bassline and rolling amen breaks, laced with vintage hip-hop vocals and massive G-Funk guitar licks
a. Hailon - Dub Warz
b. Junglistic - Who Is this
Hailon’s ‘Dub Warz’ recieves the remix treatment from Brighton based producer Threts, who mashes up the classic dub skank of the original and throws it down over a pounding 2-step, D&B break and techy bass growl to create a menacing combination of dirty jungle and razor sharp drum & bass.
X Nation delves deep into the jungle with his intense overhaul of ‘Who Is It’, which sees the jungle meets G-Funk, hip-hop vibe of Junglistic’s original mix meet with thundering amen break edits and rumbling bass manipulations that would put Dillinja to shame. An epic revisioning with devastating dancefloor capability.
a. Hailon - Dub Warz (Threts Remix)
b. Junglistic - Who Is This (X-Nation Remix)
a1. Ilk - We Don't Know
b1. Keezee - Burst Into Fire
b2. Necrotype - Fang & Claw
Stepping into the darkside, Necrotype drops his own mutated update to the late nineties, tech-step drum & bass formula with ‘Bright Lights’, and adds a hint of 1993 darkcore added to the mix just to spice things up. You want ominous, doom-laden synths? Apocalyptic chopped up amens? Overpowering, bass, and monolithic ‘Anasthasia’ stabs? It’s all in here!
Junglistic returns with a sublimely haunting piece of roughneck, yet expertly restrained jungle with ‘Rhythm & Culture’. Which melds rugged, layered amen breaks with smatterings of ragga chatter and a gorgeous shimmering, melodic synth melody guaranteed to get your neck hairs standing on end.
a. Junglistic - Rhythm & Culture
b. Necrotype - Bright Light
Released 2nd October 2015
The darkness descends once again when Necrotype drops ‘The Stranger’ onto our innocent ears with brain searing hoover stabs lashing forth during the intro joining rugged jungle breaks, ominous bass growls and dialogue borrowed from a certain infamous kidnap/revenge movie. Watch out for the mentasmic drop in the latter third. It’s a killer!!!
KeeZee comes in correct with ‘Renegade Junglist’. A heavyweight amen assault complete with intricate breakbeat edits, moody bass throbs, snippets of classic ragga chanting plus female vocal sighs and atmospheric synths and strings . A tearing piece of percussive craftsmanship to please all serious jungle and drum & bass headz.
a. Necrotype - The Stranger
b. KeeZee - Renegade Junglist