You may not have heard of Bonnot, a true underground Italian junglist but you’ve certainly heard of some of the people he’s worked with: Dead Prez, General Levy, Shaggy, the list goes on!
That aside we’ve just come across Bonnot’s latest remix of “Waiting In Vain” by the legendary Bob Marley that was remade by Miles Davis’s jazz guitarist Fabrizio Sotti and featured vocals from Jamaican reggae superstar Shaggy alongside Res (Idle Warship, Talib Kweli). Bonnot’s taken the vocals and made a fitting and vibrant remix that heads straight for the dance floor.
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Ahead of the launch on ‘Run Tingz Originals’ We catch up with head honcho Ed Garret to find out what his top 5 dubplates that are smashing up the dance.
1 – Fire – Run Tingz Cru ft. Doubla J – Run Tingz Originals
2 – Kursiva ft Jahba & Clasiko – High Vibes – Run Tingz Digital
3 – Calm before the storm – Terrahark ft. Tenor Fly (Dope Tingz (Dope Ammo / Run Tingz) RMX) – Infidelity
4 – Weed Anthem – Gold and Jinx – ft. Ras Ranger and Jah Knight – Ramajam
5 – Push up – Benny Page ft. Blackout J.A – Ramajam
Straight outta Bristol, Run Tingz unleash their biggest, boldest and most confident manoeuvre to date; Run Tingz Originals Volume 1. Building on their already mind blowing back catalogue, the UK’s leading Ragga Jungle imprint digs deeper into the scene’s inherent foundations with the first in a series of contemporary musical compositions.
A document of fundamental roots and future; ‘Fully Loaded’ is poised to set the festival season ablaze. A joint-force creation by label manager Ed Garrett, Jungle Drummer’s-protégé Tom Derryman (aka. Breakah), guitar virtuoso Jonny Evans and the latest addition to the Run Tingz vocalist arsenal, Europe’s rising star, Doubla J. Recorded at the legendary J&J and Invader Studios in Bristol which are owned by none other than Portishead, the project is steeped in heritage and rich in contemporary production. The release rekindles the labels vinyl adventures and as well as the traditional 12”, a limited edition 7” slab of wax is poised to drop on the Reggae and Ragga community; with exclusive to vinyl ‘Clash Toolz’ you can expect to hear it at a carnival near you this summer.
In-keeping with their top rankin profile, Run Tingz have curated three killer remixes. Each one designed for raw floor devastation, they cover all corners of the ever-expanding Drum & Bass universe. First up is the signature UK Jungle remix from the Run Tingz Cru themselves. Retaining the big live drum swing and distinctive organ hums of the original, they super-charge the groove with finesse. With skippy breakbeats, mischievous fills and an arrangement that just keeps on giving.
Next up is Levela. One of the scene’s most unique individuals, Levela’s productions have found their way across the world via the likes of Datsik and Skrillex. With a powerful jump up sound that has infiltrated ears way beyond the genre. Check his gnarly bass-bugged rub of ‘Fully Loaded’ and you’ll understand just why. Last but definitely not least is Run Tingz’ very own J.Man. Fresh from causing his very own ‘Road Block’, the Bristol badman unleashes a deep Jungle jam that’s underpinned with big bulbous subs and Instant dance floor sweetness.
Locked and loaded in the Run Tingz roots chamber, this is the start of a very exciting adventure for the highly respected Bristol beat boutique.
For full info on Run Tingz check their official site.
Parallax is a rapper/producer & engineer based in London. Driven to push the art form he focuses on elevating his boom bap sound through powerful lyrical content and hard hitting beats. With a vision to expand his UK sound on an international level he has already received credit from artists such as Raekwon, Afu ra, Camp lo, Kooley High, La coka nostra, Lewis Parker and many more…
Parallax has performed overseas and up and down the UK in venues such as the 02 academy, he has supported artists such as Rodney P & Skitz, Skinnyman, Split Prophets, M9, Genesis Elijah and many more…
Catch Parallax supporting Dead Prez @ Concorde 2, Brighton October 25th.
Easy Records, run by Drum & Bass stalwart DJ Phantasy, needs no introduction. It’s vast back catalogue of genre defining release stretching back to 1992 speaks volumes.
Step forward a few years to 1995 and Easy Records unleashes ’44 Mag’ by the label boss himself and sets the Jungle world alight along side a remix from the legendary ‘Ray Keith’.
2014 and we now see the first ever digital release for these 2 tracks and as an added bonus it comes with a current Drum & Bass remix by man of the moment ‘Sub Zero’. A thunderous stomping journey into bass, full of energy and packed with attitude. Dance floors, you have been warned.
Preview the release here
Get a free track and DJ mix at junodownload.com/drumandbass
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Ahead of Cato’s debut album on Sin City, run by Dubstep dons Hatcha & N-Type, we caught up with him to find out what 5 tunes are floating his boat right now.
1) Rustie – Raptor
It’s totally fresh, I think the idea is really clever. First time hearing it I was a bit unsure to be honest but It’s grown on me big time to one of my favourite tunes to play in a set.
2) Mr Carmack – Chowfun x Lauryn Hill
Carmack is probably one of my favourite producers at the moment, the hole group/label Soulection are really pushing a good quality scene in general. This tune is super mellow and got that head nod feel going on which I don’t hear enough of.
3) Jamie xx- All Under One Roof Raving
Really unique idea of having samples of people talking about a movement in bass culture. I cant help but think of Dubstep when I hear what they are saying, there’s a sense of pride, ”we kept it U.K”, ”we doing what we like”, ”The place is packed and their telling me hardcore will die”. Its emotive but at the same time I’ve seen it go off at raves which is rare to cover both sides.
4) Jungle – Drops
I’m a bit late on Jungle, but this song stands out to me and has been on repeat a lot lately. Its soulful but kind of haunting at the same time.
5) Alison Wonderland – I Want U (GANZ Flip)
I’ve always liked powerful chords, the actual chord progression in this tune are almost relentless (in a good way). First time I heard it was an instant like.
Cato’s ‘The Unknown’ is out worldwide on 6th Oct 2014
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Maxim [The Prodigy] DJ Set + Get Low Cartel + Akira The Don + Midnitemen + Choice Cuts DJs + Audio Sushi + Disastronaut + DJ Freeman + Many more To be announced
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Maxim brings his legendary backstage sets out to parties and gigs around the world.
The Prodigy dressing rooms at festivals and arenas have been bouncing to his mixes, and now there will be a few more thousand getting involved as he rocks it in his own unique style.
Maxim’s DJ performance is further enhanced by the appearance of vocalist Cianna Blaze.
Cianna’s beauty and style adds to the visual presence of maxim’s set, as well as showcasing her own inimitable talent.
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Essential players on the European underground scene, High Tone has progressively created its own unique musical identity, fueled by the concept of a rave-like, punk and independent spirit, and around the very concept of Dub music in its vast complexity.
Initially labeled ethno-dub, High Tone was never afraid to explore and dissect the adventurous soundscapes of bass music and beyond. Lovers of indie music from the 60s to now, High Tone always knew how to approach a various musical field as technological key elements of these decades: 70s wash guitar, 80s synthesizer, turntablisms and samplers from the 90s and computer music from the second millennium.
Trend setter in bringing dub music to a live audience, High Tone keeps on touring extensively from Canada to China, from Poland to England. The band evolves through each new release and collaboration: with Kaly Live Dub, Improvisators Dub, Zenzile, Wang Lei from China, and more recently with Brain Damage, for an extraordinary groundbreaking album that proves the continuing musical relevance of High Tone through the years, maintaining its core techno sound, a signature touch since the start. The High Tone sound is fluid yet constant, innovative, experimental, but always with a strong psychedelic and hypnotic flavor.
Mixed with lyrical ability and social commentary, The Organised Rhyme Family have found a way of delivering there wordplay on rhythmic 60’s and 70’s soul, and the use of live instruments, which adds to the passion there thoughts and experiences are displayed.
With production by The Organised Rhyme Family and Rhyme Family associates, the broadness of production shows the direction this album takes will surely talk its way throughout the UK hip hop scene.
Work for ‘Renaissance” began in early 2013 with the first track Chance, produced by Gemini; the only song from the album not produced in house. Back With A Vengeance was soon to follow, featuring Lal from BBC Introducing in the introduction, commending T.O.R.F.