Due 9th December 2016
If you partied in Bristol in the 90s you’ll know all about Ruffneck Ting. The jungle club ran from 1993 to 1999 and during that time put on legendary events at venues like Trinity, Lakota, UWE, Malcolm X Centre, The Fruit Club (Swindon) and The Escape (Cardiff), featuring all the top DJs and MCs in drum & bass.
The record label of the same name was established 1995 and featured tracks by the residents: DJ Dazee, Markee Ledge, Decoder, Felony and MC Jakes. The imprint released classic tracks such as Home Boyz, LF Ant, Rude Girls, Damn Right and many more, plus spawned a successful sister label Breakbeat Culture with Tech Itch, Decoder & Substance and Felony as featured artists
In October 2013, 20 years after the first ever Ruffneck Ting night, the event and the label returned with a fresh look. The first release on the relaunched imprint was a compilation called RNT20 featuring the label’s best tracks from the 90s and a launch party took place at Lakota to celebrate.
Since the relaunch, the label has gone from strength to strength with resident artists Jinx, Dazee K Jah and Vytol bringing big flavour plus an ever growing roster of artists including Serum, Saxxon, Aries, Cabin Fever, Genetix, The Force, Habitat and Verdikt helping to firmly re-establish Ruffneck Ting as a leading jungle/steppers label.
RNT040 is the fourth Ruffneck Ting album since the label's relaunch in 2013 and the third consecutively to reach the number one spot on Juno Download in digital format. This 6 track vinyl sampler is however the first RNT outing onto vinyl since the late 90's ! To make this journey back to wax even more interesting two of the vinyl tracks are exclusive to vinyl purchasers: "Without You" by k Jah and Vytol is a hefty dance floor stepper with soulful bluesy female vocals contrasting with sumptuous stabby bass. "All Bad Man" by The Force And VerdiK brings rolling jungle breaks, warm pads and dancehall vox samples with huge rolling bass . On the flips of the exclusives we have two sides of two tracks, selected for their high vibe content : all of them huge tunes from the album by Jinx, Sterling Sounds, Bassface Sacha, Morgan Jay, Feindsoul, Danny Lo, Bass Antics & Nino.
01 - K JAH and Vytol - Without You (Vinyl Exclusive)
02 - Jinx and Sterling Sound - Yeah Yeah Yeah
03 - Bassface Sascha, Morgan Jay And Feindsoul - Duppy Dem
04 -The Force And Verdikt - All Bad Man(Vinyl Exclusive)
05 -Jinx And Danny Lo - All Through The Night
06 -Bass Antics And Nino - All 2 Myself