OK, I’m not gonna lie… this is not the best jungle record I’ve ever posted here. These tracks are cool but overall I wouldn’t say it’s a favorite or anything. Still, it’s interesting record, features Mad Professor, and I basically conned myself into paying way too much for it yesterday because I found it at some random record sale and was stoked to find a weird jungle record I had never heard of before. Also, it was interesting to find one which had so many jungle mixes (usually ragga records featuring jungle mixes have max 1-2)
When I got it home though, I realized a few things that made me rethink my purchase:
- “quite a few tracks” = actually 5 tracks a side… meaning it’s unspinnable because the gain has to be cranked all the way up to make it audible
- I could have bought a CD version for $4 online, negating the volume issue…
- there’s links to full copies of this all over the net for some reason
- some tracks are cool but few I’d really consider spinning, bringing into question why I’d want it on vinyl to begin with
All of this leads me to believe it probably wasn’t the smartest purchase… For what I paid for this ($18), I could have bought me a random 2, maybe 3 cheap records on my wantlist . Ah well, now that I have it, no way I’m letting it go to waste.. so here’s two of my favorites from this record.
“Masaruni” is a pretty damn crazy jungle track… all sorts of stuff going on. “Cry of the Woolf” has the never-fail combo of jungle breaks + wolf/dog barking sounds, along with some nice filtering and bits of amen peaking in here and there.