Monday, 24 December 2018

[WJEP014] Raket - Winter 2018 [Wicked Jungle Records, Beatport Exclusive Available To Download Now!!!]


1/ Raket - Sacred Vine.
2/ Raket - Bangarang.
3/ Self Aware - Da Bronx (Raket Remix).

The Strictly NuSkool Blog catches up with long running digital jungle label, Wicked Jungle Records, which unveils it's brand new 3-track EP, the aptly named 'Winter 2018' EP by long running contributor Raket.

We are first introduced to some spiritual jungle flavours with 'Sacred Vine' which weaves together an infectious blend of rolling breaks, jittery percussive elements and a full on, near 4/4 bass pattern alongside snippets of mystical chanting. You wouldn't be forgiven for assuming that 'Sacred Vine' is in essence, the 2018, evolution of early nineties jungle tekno with it's relentless energy equally balanced by it's languid elements..

Up next we have 'Bangarang', which delivers a deep and airy, pad driven intro before hitting us with a potent combination of dreamlike, descending/ascending synth melodies, booming bass pulses, and snappy, layered breakbeats, culminating in a hypnotic blend of electronica and D&B. 

Finishing off this triptych of forward thinking beats and bass, Raket takes on fellow Wicked Jungle label mate, Self Aware for a mean and moody refix of 'Da Bronx' by effortlessly welding together snippets of gangsta-delic, rap from the original mix onto an ominously atmospheric, drum & bass backdrop.

With this release both Raket and Wicked Jungle Records prove that they are not afraid to push the very boundaries of jungle and drum & bass with his ability to create unique music that isn't afraid to stand out from the crowd. 

The Breakbeatscientist's top pick... 'Sacred Vine'!!!  

The Raket 'Winter 2018' EP is available to download now, as a Wicked Jungle Records Beatport Eclusive for 2 weeks before going on general release to all good digital download stores...

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