It’s time for a celebration! At least…for the junglists of the PNW that is. One of the baddest of badman riddims turned 24 years old earlier this week, and for those of us who like our BPM’s on the faster side of the spectrum, it should come as no surprise. “Liquid” the timeless classic from Sweet Harmony was first released as a single in 1992, and now over two decades later is still being rinsed out by heads all over the world. Respect! Propa chune!!
While the dance community is always chasing the latest sounds and the dirtiest drops, more and more we tend to overlook the tracks that helped get us to the point where we are today. There’s a reason those 90’s anthems have stood the test of time – good music is good music. It doesn’t matter where it’s from, how it’s made, or when it was released; a quality recording will always find its way to the ears of generations to come.
As DJs pass on their knowledge to those following in their footsteps, it’s timeless tracks like the one above that continually find their way to the dance floor on a regular basis. And with that in mind, DMNW presents you with a list of our favorite jungle anthems; because you’re never too cool for old skool.
Shy FX & UK Apachi – Original Nuttah (1995)
Without a doubt THE track that put reggae jungle on the map, “Original Nuttah” has been a staple for junglists around the world for over 20 years. Right from the start, the blast of the eerie horn is almost as recognizable as UK Apachi’s furious flow.
DJ Zinc – Super Sharp Shooter (1995)
If you haven’t heard this one by now then we’re sorry, but there’s nothing we can do for you. Next!
Dead Dred – Dred Bass (1994)
One of the most recognizable basslines in all of jungle/D&B is courtesy of this classic from Dead Dred. But let’s be honest…while the bassline is the one that grabs our attention, it’s the drums that really get us moving.