After over a year of teasing these tracks at Jungle Syndicate events up and down the country, at the various festivals we had the beast in tow at and over a filthy weekend in Poland our good friend and favourite amen beast is finally ready to unleash the Savage Life EP. If you managed to catch Smyla for the last year or so you probably heard one of these tunes, so sick they even caught the crew out at times.
The release following Smyla’s seminal album ASYLM was always going to be difficult, but a worthy release had always been his focus and we never doubted him for a second.
By now we’d hope you know what to expect with The Beast, but if not you can look forward to long blissed-out intros that lull you into a false sense of serenity until it drops into the dirt you knew was coming that just won’t relent.
We hope that you relish at any opportunity to hear these tunes, but take it from us the best way to hear them will always be The Beast himself tearing down the venue while his beats tear out the speakers.
B. Seventh Heaven
C. The Object of my Disgust
D. Savage Life
The “Macabre EP” from Goreteks delivers five heavy-hitting tracks that are sure to cause bleak dreams of rage, disillusion, and darkness. Heavy subs, big drums, and mind-bending movie samples come into play on each of these journeys. With all of the production work being done simultaneously in two different parts of the globe during Baloo’s deployment in Afghanistan (via a continuous online project sharing effort), this EP reflects the hectic settings and violent mind states that combat in the desert can invoke, while at the same time being influenced by the familiar cold back home.
B. The Chemist
E. The Gates
With dgoHn headlining our fourth birthday in Bristol, our third birthday in London and absolutely smashing the Prohibition Den at Boomtown this year it has been a good year between for dgoHn and Jungle Syndicate, and we look to continue that with an absolutely stellar single for our digital imprint.
The first track Jack Salad is a crazy little tighten up number, packed with crazy little edits and glitches that keep your head shaking and nodding in wonderment. Them crazy drums set over the top of filtered haunting pads and vocals this is definitely one to get you moving.
The flip side to the single It Doesn’t Matter is more of a classic amen banger, with militant amens flooding in from the very start, until the track starts to unfold more bringing in soothing pads to juxtapose the drums until an absolutely soothing breakdown seems to round it all nicely before the last drop finally comes in to destroy the place with filtered and glitched amens.
Proudly presenting the next instalment from Jungle Syndicate Digital. The Sands of Time EP from M.D.S is a 5 track epic, combing heavyweight production with the vibe and ethos of early 90′s rave. We are happy to have some words from the man himself:
“Before writing this EP I’d taken a step out of new school jungle and spent a lot of time listening to earlier rave music, specifically the amen jungle that was coming out in 1993 being played by Randall. I was inspired by the form of older music and the narrative they portrayed. I set out to write an EP with more of a long form outlook. With less focus on the micro elements and more on the macro.
Take lyrics out of music and your left with an ambiguous meaning, one people will be free to impose there own interpretation on. Harmony and melody bring out emotions, which we create to our own life experience so on one level music without lyrics carries more meaning.
The EP goes through a range of dynamics and harmony which are directly related to my own experience and feelings and were cathartic in moving on through the hard times. Which is what its all about for me music, expression people can share in.
Anger, love, peace, chaos, the ebbs and flows of life we all experience, music can unite us through all of them and bring a more holistic view that can be therapeutic in the hardest of times and joyous in the best. Embrace life and all of its colours!”
MDS – Sands of Time EP
A. The Abyss
B. Angry Raptor
C. Sands of Time
D. In My Dreams
Proudly presenting the second release from Jungle Syndicate Digital – This time we take you on a journey from past to present; A retrospective of the sounds of Jungle and Dnb brought together by a man making a strong mark on the scene – Scape. The Retrospect EP is a truly complimentary selection of tracks representing both the mellow and harder aspects of Jungle. The title track Retrospect hails back to the 90s with an ambient and deep vibe held together by sharp and punchy percussion. Similarly Dedication pays homage to old times, exhibiting the slower tempo and layers of percussion that epitomised Jungle throughout it’s ealier years. The heavier side of the Retrospect EP comes in the form of Elements and Visitors in to the Unknown. Both tracks hold on to the deep and ambient synth work that prevails throughout the EP, but drive forwards with a hard and distorted percussion style. Summed up – The Retrospect EP is the sound of 90s Jungle brought crashing in to the present with unique drum processing and cutting edge production. For the heads new and old – One not to be missed!
Scape – Retrospect EP
D. Visitors Into the Unknown
The much anticipated first release from Jungle Syndicate Digital is a storming 4 track EP from Bristol breakcore veteran – Otako. Having exploded in the breakcore scene with his colab project Lemon Drizlay Crew, Jungle Syndicate proudly present a solo EP from the man himself.
Otako – The Splinter EP
A. Infected Nostril
B. Negative Sunshine
Mastered by Macc
Exhibiting a level of creativity and clarity so often lacking from other producers in the Jungle-Breakcore sub-sphere, The Splinter EP is an offering not to be missed.
I have been sitting on this for a while and sadly my music is taking a back seat for a bit so I thought I should finally put it out for FREE (PAY WHAT YOU WANT *hint hint nudge nudge*).
Mastering never happened i am afraid but hope you enjoy. Very much a departure from the amen stuff infact not a single amen on the album.