1/ Hungry Tiger (Serum Refix).
2/ Hungry Tiger (Ricky Force Refix).
3/ Hungry Tiger (Skitty Refix).
4/ Hungry Tiger (Tim Reaper VIP Mix).
For anyone who has followed the jungle and drum & bass scenes since from their inception, then the DJ and producer, Stretch will be a familiar name with his legendary remixes of classic ragga/dancehall tracks on the Street Tuff label, his regular appearances on long established labels including Reinforced Records (as DJ Stretch and as one half of , Riddim Track Records and Kartoons, as well as setting up his own label, A-Ko Recordings in '96 and which was recently reborn in 2014 as AKO Beatz.
For the third AKO Beatz release, DJ Stretch has collected four of the highest pedigree, contemporary jungle and drum & bass producers to rework his heavyweight 1996 jump-up classic 'Hungry Tiger'.
London based Serum sets the ball rolling by overlaying the trademark kung-fu flick dialogue with stepping breaks , ominous horn sounds and fierce bass growls. Next up the Dublin junglist, Ricky Force provides a bass heavy, roller with lashings of chop-socky, fighting effects.
Foundation X label founder, Skitty drops his thundering amen led refix with elastic bass twinges and additional Reese throbs, while Tim Reaper closes things off with an tearingly intense amen-break workout with some serious choppage and spacey FX going on.
Altogether the 'Hungry Tiger Remixes' provides four essential drum & bass updates of a seminal piece of jungle history for 2015. Don't sleep on this one!
The DJ Stretch 'Hungry Tiger Remixes' are available to pre-order now from the AKO Beatz label Bandcamp page and come in digital and Limited Edition 12" Orange coloured vinyl formats for £2.50 and £10 respectively.
All pre-orders will receive an immediate taster track download with the full 4-track album becoming available to download on the release date. The 'Hungry Tiger Remixes' are estimated to be ready for distribution on the 20th July.
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