Top 10 Ragga Jungle Tracks – Week 36

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We take a look at the top 10 ragga jungle tracks for the week of September 1, 2014.

Aries, Gold Dubs, & Jinx feat Eva Lazarus – Fall In Love (Dope Ammo & Marvellous Cain remix) – Born On Road
I had thought the production duo of Aries and Gold Dubs couldn’t get any better until they added in Jinx and Eva Lazarus to the mix in this track from the Born On Road imprint. They completely added fuel to the fire when Dope Ammo and Marvellous Cain remixed it. If the dance floor isn’t already in a frenzy, they will be once this tune is dropped.

Ranking Joe & Marcus Visionary – Jungle General – Liondub International
When I think of the greatest things to come out of Canada I think of hockey, Dan Aykroyd, poutine and Marcus Visionary. Over the years Marcus has been a consistent producer of quality tracks and Jungle General is no exception. With vocals by Ranking Joe, this track is powerful and primed for the peak of any set.

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2Nice – Uprising (Serial Killaz remix) – Serial Killaz
If you’re an avid fan of the reggae movement or the UK MC scene then you know the name 2Nice. If you know ragga jungle then you know over the past few years Serial Killaz have taken over. Pair the two up and you have a recipe for a smash hit and a party starter. Also on this release is a remix by Marcus Visionary that’s not to miss.

Numa Crew feat Dub FX – Bass Hater – Liondub International
Fresh off their Moonshine release is the Numa Crew with Dub FX on this fast paced and driving track. These guys are really coming out of the gate fast and hard into the ragga jungle scene and this tune is prime example of what they can do. Look for more great things from them on Liondub International and other fine labels.

Marvellous Cain & Dope Ammo feat Lady Tasonia – Marijuana – RIQ Yardrock
Yes, I really enjoy Marvellous Cain and Dope Ammo. You could say I’m partially biased since I’m part of Yardrock but the proof is in the production. Their latest release has the vocal stylings of Lady Tasonia and her soulful sweet voice. The track hits hard giving a great contrast and another great party popping jam.

DJ Hazard – Death Sport – Playaz
It’s true. DJ Hazard is not ragga jungle, however I do have a love for some grimey jump-up style tunes. I just really enjoy this track. There’s nothing overly flashy to it. It’s just well arranged, simple, with a powerful low frequency bassline. Fairly mellow compared to the DJ Hazard norm which I think is why I like it so much.

Navigator feat Bass Nacho – Kingston 11 (Code Red remix) – Liondub International
Speaking of nasty basslines, Navigator and Code Red kill it with Kingston 11. Whether it’s on the mic, on the decks, or in the studio, Navigator seems to just turn out hits and quality work. He’s proof that modesty and hard work is the best pay off. This is another exceptional track with Bass Nacho and available only with Liondub International.

Dope Ammo & Marvellous Cain – Hail Di King – Brukout Recordings
That’s right. Another Dope Ammo and Marvellous Cain track. I promise this is the last one. It’s really not my fault they releases so many tunes between this week and last.

K Jah – Supaclash – Ruffneck Ting
The progression I’ve seen with K Jah over the last five years or so has been amazing. This tune is one of my favourites and really hits on the old school ragga jungle vibes of the early to mid 90s. Honestly, this whole EP was great and I had a hard time choosing just one of the tracks as my favourite. Great release from Ruffneck Ting and K Jah. Also on the track is a collab work with Jinx.

Mixed Media – Stand Up – Rockers 175
1/2 of the Venture Brothers, Mixed Media brings a Capital J styled production off of the Rockers 175 imprint which has seen releases from iconic USA pioneers such as Danny the Wildchild and I-CUE. It’s a hard pounding mix with a hard pounding vocal that’s danceable and let’s out your inner lion. Put Mixed Media and Rockers 175 on your radar!

Chart and review by: Ragga Scum

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    • Never head of ‘Ragga DNB’ before. How does one make drum and bass into ragga? Is that even possible?

  1. It’s the good old argument that dnb is not jungle because some tunes have amen edits and some don’t.
    The way I see it it’s the same music, it’s all jungle, but people want to divide and categorize everything and anything. I don’t see that to be good for jungle in any way.

    Ragga jungle!!!

    • Well put my friend. The sub genre is Ragga Jungle so Ragga Jungle it’s called. In my mind if I play it then it fits that category but it’s all suggestive, just like my top 10 list. Cheers to all!

      Respect!

    • With all due respect (because Ragga Scum is definitely well respected for this sound here in the states)…with this top 10, if you take out the raggae samples (and patois), you’re left with DnB. There is a lot more “Jungly” ragga jungle out there (tribal drums, rolling snares, choppage, etc…).

      Nonetheless, it HAS in fact been classified as “Ragga Jungle”…but the term ragga jungle means something different to me. I’m thinking more like the old Chakademus, Tom and Jerry, X-Project type stuff. Beenie Man, Bounty Killer. Nahmean?

      Either way, call it what you will…it’s all good.

      • I appreciate the kind words and your opinion however this is what “ragga jungle” is today and what is being released. It’s awfully hard to chart new release ragga jungle that was released decades ago or not even released at all. This is not a “Top 10 of all time” chart. It’s just my top tunes released for the week of September 1 2014. I listen to new releases, I make a list of the ones I like, and I write about them. It’s all subjective. If you feel other new releases are being overlooked please feel free to email/message me with some tunes or links to tunes and I will surely check them out. Respect!

        • Thanks…I knew that it would be difficult for me to convey my thoughts without coming off the wrong way. I get that these are new releases…and they’re all on point, for sure. The only reason I commented was that I often notice how people use Drum n Bass & Jungle synonymously…to me there is a difference.

          So…yeah. I follow you, man. This is a good list – just expected to hear some more jungle in there (and the majority of the artists listed definitely know how to destroy the amens for sure – lol), and noticed that DnB and Jungle were being used interchangeably in the comments section – which is a “pet peeve” of mine. There is a definite difference between the two, and it’s not just overgenrefication.