New Mix: Jungle Got Dub

jungle got dub

Part two of my voyage into 94-era jungle takes into dark and murky dub. The mix starts cool and slow and funky before getting progressively more spaced out, then gets itself together with some dark ambient bass weight, before piling on the energy until it reaches maximum dub heaviosity. I like it. Tracklisting, with each song’s timings in the mp3 file, is as follows:

0.00: Flex: Rude Boy. De Underground Records 1994
3:15: L Double: Break It Down. (Breakdown Records) 1995
7:36: Dextrous: Heavenly Body. 1994
12:11: Droppin Science: Vol. 3: Firing Line. 1994
16:31: Tom & Jerry Vol 9: Air Freshener. 1994
20:40: Dillinja: Deadly Deep Subs (VIP Mix). 1994
23:54: Ganja Kru: Vol. 4: Mash Up Da Place. 1994
27:06: Ganja Kru: Cops (Johnny Jungle VIP Mix). 1994
30:40: Boogie Times Tribe: The Dark Stranger (Origin Unknown remix). Suburban Base 1993
31:55: Dope Style: You Must Think First. 1994
35:21: DJ Crystl: Warpdrive Deejay Recordings 1993
37:42: Dead Dred: Dred Bass (Origin Unknown Mix) Moving Shadow 1994
41:05: The Dreamteam: Yeah Man (VIP Remix) Joker Records 1994
45:06: Jonny Jungle: Johnny 94 (Origin Unknown Remix) Suburban Base 1994
49:26: Amazon II: Booyaaa! Aphrodite Recordings 1994 (re-edit)
55:29: Rus De Tox & Teebone: Selectors Roll Subliminal Records (UK) 1994

0.00 Flex: Rude Boy De Underground Records 1994
Marvellous bit of funky, rolling ragga jungle with ace funk samples
3:15 L Double: Break It Down 1995
Possibly also released as Music For the Nineties? Dunno. Very nice low-down crisp roller, with dubby stabs of Heavenly Body over the top.
7:36 Dextrous: Heavenly Body 1994
Did this get a release under this title? I dunno, but it’s ace, it fools you into thinking it’s a jungle take on ecstatic 80s nu-soul, but it keeps on turning into delightfully skanking ragga jungle.
12:11 Droppin Science Vol. 3: Firing Line 1994
Wa-hey! Wobbly bassline dub alert! Steppin’ breakz too. Love it.
16:31 Tom & Jerry Vol 9: Air Freshener 1994
Tom & Jerry’s inimitable sampled Rhodes chords blended with gorgeous ruffneck ragga. I’ve dubbed this to FUCK.
20:40: Dillinja: Deadly Deep Subs (VIP Mix) 1994
The sweetest, moodiest, most abstract, deep-down jungle dub tune you could wish for. We kind of “wake up” from the spaced dub with this one.
23:54: DJ Hype: Ganja Vol. 4: Mash Up Da Place 1994
A deep dark bassline wobbler. The perfect complement to…
27:06: Ganja Crew: Cops (Johnny Jungle VIP Mix) 1994
The CLASSIC DJ Hype tune with the coolest, most random sampled dialogue ever. Johnny Jungle adds considerably to the vibe.
30:40: Boogie Times Tribe: The Dark Stranger (Origin Unknown remix). Suburban Base 1993
Lovely spacey tune
31:55: Dope Style: You Must Think First. 1994
Extremely nice dubby jungle tune with wild syncopated breaks — another DJ Hype tune.
35:21: DJ Crystl: Warpdrive Deejay Recordings 1993
Steps UP. Absolutely MASSIVE, crushing breaks. Such a rhythmically sophisticated (yet mental!) tune I can’t believe it was made in 1993
37:42: Dead Dred: Dred Bass (Origin Unknown Mix) Moving Shadow 1994
A huge hit I know but Andy C and Miles’ mix is devestating. The other mixes haven’t worn quite so well, but this is still a headfuck of a record. But it’s just the prelude to…
41:05: The Dreamteam: Yeah Man (VIP Remix) Joker Records 1994
Achingly good, utterly savage, high tech jungle. If AC/DC made jungle, and used amens instead of guitars, this is what it would sound like. Marvellous.
45:06: Jonny Jungle: Johnny 94 (Origin Unknown Remix) Suburban Base 1994
Some funky 808-sine wave action to let you blow off some steam.
49:26: Amazon II: Booyaaa! Aphrodite Recordings 1994 (re-edit)
I just love this tune so much.The ultimate skanking ragga jungle record.
55:29: Rus De Tox & Teebone: Selectors Roll Subliminal Records (UK) 1994
Just a little bit of dubby jungle to take you out…

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