A1 - Human Being - The Box (Vital Link & DJ Shadowplay Remix).
A2 - Man Child.
AA1 - Code 64
AA2 - Jungle Life.
Cornerstone jungle label, Kemet continues on with their recent onslaught of red hot releases with the forthcoming 'New Dawn EP' from London and Brighton based junglists Vital Link (aka Leeroy Silk and DJ Disrupta) up for pre-order now. Composed of four massive, contemporary jungle cuts to end 2016 with a BANG!!!
We are first introduced to Vital Link and DJ Shadowplay's reconstruction of Human Being's 1993 underground anthem 'The Box'. Which sees the original's sinister piano melody and iconic 'Hellraiser' samples merge with crisp, rolling breaks and a menacing Reese bassline to create a tearing nuskool jungle update. The mood shifts in a more uplifting direction with the soulful stepper, 'Man Child' with it's combination of gentle guitar licks, soothing vocals and warm bass notes backed by a full-on, head-nodding breakbeat.
The flipside kicks off with 'Code 64' , a punishing barrage of rugged 'Scottie' breaks coupled with a monstrously heavy bass riff peppered with aggressive rap snippets and dialogue ripped from the from the lycanthropic, horror flick, 'Dog Soldiers'. 'Code 64' is a track that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go!!! The EP is then brought to it's conclusion with the mellow vibed 'Jungle Life'. A classic '94 era jungle styled skank out, which expertly blends together soothing female vocal sighs, classic ragga samples, rolling Think breaks and elements from Roy Ayers legendary 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine'.
If you have a hankering for that timeless, original oldskool jungle sound enhanced by 2016 production techniques, then Vital Link and Kemet more than deliver the goods with this massive four tracker.
Copies of Vital Link's 'New Dawn EP' 12" vinyl are available to pre-order now from the official Kemet Records webstore for £11.50 (plus P&P). Digital copies will be available to purchase on 16/12/16.
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