2/ Nah Dead.
3/ Dead Leg.
Viral-Mental Records and label mainstay Hektic take you deep into the jungle with the 'Taken EP', featuring four heavyweight, contemporary jungle tracks which give a tip of the hat to those Golden Era sounds of '94-'96.
The collection is kicked off by title track, 'Taken' which fuses together crisp, stepping breaks and moody atmospherics coupled with a deadly reversed Dead Dred/Reese bass combo and iconic 'Predator' vocal snippets to cement that oldskool feel.
Up next 'Nah Dread' drops ruff and rugged ragga and haunting dub vox over a minimal 2-step break, evocative pads and bouncing bassline to deliver a powerful stepper, dripping with menace.
'Dead Leg' captures the very essence of mid nineties, classic jump up wih it's layering of obscure vocal samples, orchestral swells and rolling breaks, brought together by a massive, electrifying sine wave bass riff that would put the likes of Mampi Swift to shame.
Perfectly rounding off the EP we have 'Selecta', a potent blend of classic ragga vocals, bubbling bass notes and snappy breakbeats that's guaranteed to get your heart pumping, you head nodding and your feet moving.
If vintage Tru Playaz, Dread Recordings and Trouble On Vinyl were your bag back in the day. or have inspired your musical directions today, then look no further than this fine selection of moody, jump-up junglism from Hektic here. You'll be glad you did!
The Hektic, 'Taken EP' is available to purchase from all good Viral-Mental Records digital stockists now, so get ready to do damage with these badboys!!!
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