We take a look at the top 10 ragga jungle tracks for the week of September 1, 2014.
Aries, Gold Dubs, & Jinx feat Eva Lazarus – Fall In Love (Dope Ammo & Marvellous Cain remix) – Born On Road
I had thought the production duo of Aries and Gold Dubs couldn’t get any better until they added in Jinx and Eva Lazarus to the mix in this track from the Born On Road imprint. They completely added fuel to the fire when Dope Ammo and Marvellous Cain remixed it. If the dance floor isn’t already in a frenzy, they will be once this tune is dropped.
Ranking Joe & Marcus Visionary – Jungle General – Liondub International
When I think of the greatest things to come out of Canada I think of hockey, Dan Aykroyd, poutine and Marcus Visionary. Over the years Marcus has been a consistent producer of quality tracks and Jungle General is no exception. With vocals by Ranking Joe, this track is powerful and primed for the peak of any set.
2Nice – Uprising (Serial Killaz remix) – Serial Killaz
If you’re an avid fan of the reggae movement or the UK MC scene then you know the name 2Nice. If you know ragga jungle then you know over the past few years Serial Killaz have taken over. Pair the two up and you have a recipe for a smash hit and a party starter. Also on this release is a remix by Marcus Visionary that’s not to miss.
Numa Crew feat Dub FX – Bass Hater – Liondub International
Fresh off their Moonshine release is the Numa Crew with Dub FX on this fast paced and driving track. These guys are really coming out of the gate fast and hard into the ragga jungle scene and this tune is prime example of what they can do. Look for more great things from them on Liondub International and other fine labels.
Marvellous Cain & Dope Ammo feat Lady Tasonia – Marijuana – RIQ Yardrock
Yes, I really enjoy Marvellous Cain and Dope Ammo. You could say I’m partially biased since I’m part of Yardrock but the proof is in the production. Their latest release has the vocal stylings of Lady Tasonia and her soulful sweet voice. The track hits hard giving a great contrast and another great party popping jam.
DJ Hazard – Death Sport – Playaz
It’s true. DJ Hazard is not ragga jungle, however I do have a love for some grimey jump-up style tunes. I just really enjoy this track. There’s nothing overly flashy to it. It’s just well arranged, simple, with a powerful low frequency bassline. Fairly mellow compared to the DJ Hazard norm which I think is why I like it so much.
Navigator feat Bass Nacho – Kingston 11 (Code Red remix) – Liondub International
Speaking of nasty basslines, Navigator and Code Red kill it with Kingston 11. Whether it’s on the mic, on the decks, or in the studio, Navigator seems to just turn out hits and quality work. He’s proof that modesty and hard work is the best pay off. This is another exceptional track with Bass Nacho and available only with Liondub International.
Dope Ammo & Marvellous Cain – Hail Di King – Brukout Recordings
That’s right. Another Dope Ammo and Marvellous Cain track. I promise this is the last one. It’s really not my fault they releases so many tunes between this week and last.
K Jah – Supaclash – Ruffneck Ting
The progression I’ve seen with K Jah over the last five years or so has been amazing. This tune is one of my favourites and really hits on the old school ragga jungle vibes of the early to mid 90s. Honestly, this whole EP was great and I had a hard time choosing just one of the tracks as my favourite. Great release from Ruffneck Ting and K Jah. Also on the track is a collab work with Jinx.
Mixed Media – Stand Up – Rockers 175
1/2 of the Venture Brothers, Mixed Media brings a Capital J styled production off of the Rockers 175 imprint which has seen releases from iconic USA pioneers such as Danny the Wildchild and I-CUE. It’s a hard pounding mix with a hard pounding vocal that’s danceable and let’s out your inner lion. Put Mixed Media and Rockers 175 on your radar!