This is the first sampler to drop ahead of the next Deep in the Jungle Anthems LP, and since we’re seven deep into this series already, you’ll know just how hard they tend to hit. This sampler is no exception and the team have roped in a handful of the best in the game. Napes steps up first for a remix of ‘Madman’ by DJ Hybrid and the result is furious expression of breaks and bass, a flurry of energy that starts on the drop and doesn’t let up for a second, its old school vibe cut through with modern jump up force. Janaway’s cut – ‘Know Dem’ – is especially sick, with stepping drums and an infectiously funky bassline that ripples with high frequency energy. Conrad Subs lives up to his name with the subby monster that is ‘When Its Time’, and Tony Ross keeps things minimal on ‘Marathon’. Sick.
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The second sampler ahead of Deep in the Jungle’s 7th Anthems album is here and gives us another glimpse into what is sure to be a superb collection of vicious jungle weapons – they always are. This one features Crossy on remix duties for Epicentre and Diligent Fingers, and he’s turned ‘Run Up’ into a vibrant track with a gorgeous set of hi-hat studded drums and a luscious, deep bassline that packs plenty of attitude. ‘Run Dem’ by Hybrid is stepping in its percussion and lands with a seriously heavy amount of downwards pressure, whilst Bish remixes Hybrid’s ‘Badboy’ to great effect. Toby Ross and K Jah both kill their tunes as well, and to say we’re excited about this album would be an understatement.
Buy Sampler 2 here on JunoDownload.
1 DJ Hybrid – Badboy (Bish Remix)
2 Toby Ross – Chit Chat
3 Epicentre X Dilligent Fingers – Run Up (Crossy Remix)
4 DJ Hybrid – Run Dem
5 K Jah – Quest