6/28/2006

Junglism: Sound Of The Underground Vol. 2

Alright, so this still isn't the promised Best Of Jungle-set, but that will be up in the next couple of days. Meanwhile, I give you Junglism: Sounds Of The Underground Vol. 2, released on the S.O.U.R. label in 1995. I wonder how many jungle compilations back then had similear titles, there must at least have been a good dozen.

The first four tracks- a remix of Ini Kamoze's Hot Stepper, Simple Things by Shy FX, Ghetto Youth by Booyaka Crew feat. Sluggy Ranks and Court Case by The Hempaholics with Gunsmoke - are especially great: wicked, ragga-tinged rude bwoy stuff with blazin' sound effects. After that things are starting to veer off towards the chilled out and tastefully jazzy, which isn't so much to my liking. But T-Power's Mutant Jazz is still a great tune and Call Of The Drum by G-Flex is ruffing things up a bit towards the end.

All in all, a pretty decent collection that's worth downloading for the first few tracks and Mutant Jazz alone. I always prefered the first volume though (Original Nuttah! Gangsta Kid!) which was almost exclusively ragga jungle bizniz. But, alas, I don't have that one anymore...

Booyaka! (Dead link)