I'll be honest here, I don't follow D&B/Jungle that much but occasionally I find a track that does it for me and today is one i stumbled on yesterday and have been rinsing ever since. Actually, I think this is the first time we've featured a Drum and Bass/Jungle track outside of a DJ mix, and to be frank it's an absoloutely killer tune to start .
Congo Natty – UK Allstars (Congo Natty meets Benny Page)
Congo Natty, has been around for a long time. For people who followed the original Jungle scene you'll remember him as Rebel MC but he's recorded under a plethora of aliases including Conquering Lion and Blackstar. As Rebel Mc he was part of Double Trouble and toed the line between Hip Hop, Ragga and Jungle.
UK All Stars is a Ragga MC posse track over a tearing proto-Jungle beat (check those drums), taking in verses from Tenor Fly, Top Cat, General Levy, Tippa Irie, Sweetie Iris and Daddy Freddy. Most MC possee tracks in this day and age are remixes of Hip Hop or R'N'B tunes so it's nice to hear a track bucking that trend, and it's quite rare (for me at least) to hear a line up of Ragga Mc's just passing the mic like this. I am also really pleased to hear a UK track so fierce and energetic again.
Congo Natty has signed with Big Dada and this track is from the forthcoming Jungle Revolution LP. The Radio Edit is up for a free download on the Big Dada soundcloud, i got it yesterday and have been hammering it ever since, so i suggest you listen and grab it if you like.