Classics Part 1 CD (2006)

Artist: Dj Soul Slinger

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Product Overview


Label Redeye Distribution
SKU 203000812
UPC 890133001018
UPC 14 00890133001018
Format CD
Release Date 10/3/2006
Author Dj Soul Slinger
Associated Artist/Work Sharp, Elliott
Technical Info
Engineer Quincas Moreira
Producer Chris Flam; Ezra Gold
CatalogID 30010
Lable Name BHP Music
Released 10/03/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00890133001018
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Quincas Moreira (trombone, programming).
Additional personnel: MC Olive, Bluey.
Audio Mixer: Quincas Moreira.
For a brief, wonderful period in the late '90s, the Jungle Sky label released a series of exquisite compilations and artist albums featuring the brightest lights in what was then an exploding American jungle and drum'n'bass scene. Then, like so many great indie labels, Jungle Sky went under around the turn of the century and DJ Soul Slinger, the label's owner and flagship artist, went off to focus on his Ecosystem music festival and other business interests. Now the BHP label has compiled some of the best tracks from DJ Soul Slinger's back catalog, creating a welcome if rather bittersweet program of classic American drum'n'bass that will be welcomed by fans and newcomers alike, while sadly reminding listeners what was lost with the demise of Jungle Sky. The album's sole misstep is the banal "Wild Chipitoulas (When Jungle Had a Soul)" (a song that suffers not only from dumb lyrics but also from an inexplicably muffled sound); everything else is pretty much solid aces. The blistering breakbeats and complex layered samples of "Juriti"; the Portuguese speed-rap of "Acelerar"; the dancehall-meets-contrapuntal flute freakout of "Wings"; the Flip Wilson intro to "Ethiopia"; and, of course, the hilarious deconstruction of the B-52's' "Rock Lobster" are all sheer genius. Maybe the rockish "Zulu Transform" gets a bit tedious by the end of its nearly seven-minute length. But it's not enough to bring down the album's consistently fun and exciting vibe. Highly recommended. ~ Rick Anderson
Disc 1
1 Intro -- Jungle Liquid Sky - (RMX mix, remix)
2 Wild Chipitoulas (When Jungle Had A Soul)
3 Juriti
4 Green 2
5 Chemtrails - (VIP Mix)
6 Abducted - (T-Power RMX mix, T Power remix)
7 Zulu Transform
8 God Is a Lobster - (A B-52's Tribute RMX mix, B-52's Tribute remix)
9 Brain Job -- Interlude 1 - (Interlude 1)
10 Wings
11 Cidade, A - (Chico Science and Na?ao Zumbi RMX mix, Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi remix)
12 Ethiopia Intro
13 Ethiopia Remix - (mix)
14 Law, The
15 Cuica Step - (Bonus Track)
16 Acelerar - (Bonus Track)
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