New Release: DJ Hybrid - Battle Skillz

DJ Hybrid and friends present a swift roundhouse to the back of the neck with ‘Battle Skillz’, a full on attack to the nervous system delivered by Serial Killaz.

Immerse yourself in frontal assault as the title track delivers 50,000 watts of damage. The simplistic breakbeat combination synchronises effortlessly with gnarly bass notes, reloading glocks and rough and tough vocal snippets. Steppas rejoice as this is exactly what you have been waiting for!

Hybrid links with Replicant for ‘Tell You’ - a tonal affair of bass reverb, dreamy pads and elements of ‘94 jungle that wasn’t be a miss at your local warehouse rave. Battling with sleep deprivation is certainly a cause for concern and ‘Insomnia’ drives these issues home by way of a ton of sonic twists and turns, bassline risers and sneaky breakbeats.

Altering your sense of direction in the form of ‘Push’. An off key, out of step beast that would certainly fit with the original 3 beat style. Experimental to the core and a tough beast to tame. ‘Watch This’ delivers a special treat in the form of real low end sub bass carefully wrapped around Serial Killaz style vocal stabs, delay soaked keys and Bristol influenced beats.

My Selecta finishes off the battle alongside DJ Hybrid for a final round of trap influenced snare hits that will no doubt cause an influx of head nodding, side shaking and brain vibrating motions. It’s pitch bent low end provided an additional blow to the skull. Finish him.

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New Release: Nectax - Paradox EP

Hailing from Newcastle and sticking directly to the Serial Killaz deep roots, Nectax delivers a fine slice of everything you would expect from this legendary label. ‘Paradox EP’ is a fine mashup of both classic and upfront styles with a firm nod to Nectax’s many influences. Heads from all all eras and all walks of life will appreciate the style and selection.

From the silky jungle flavours of ‘Paradox’ to the experimental building blocks of ‘Greedo’, Nectax delivers a audio journey of stretched and rolled breakbeats, proper sublow basslines and punchy vocal stabs and melodies. Memories of Jungle Splash may well come flooding back here, maybe even that moody basement party circa ‘95 with 500 sweaty ravers!

‘Hologram’ really is a true representation of lazers licking off shots through a haze driven dance floor. Forgot Co2 cannons if you’re dropping this one as it’s all about the attitude - stick your head down and shuffle. A dynamic switch in the form of ‘Dice’ which is no doubt a true building shaker! Rumbling jungle basslines accompany skippy breakbeats and crashing drum loops which drive the vibes hard. ‘One More Sunset’ brings proceedings to a close with its flexed out rolling stance and melodic vibes. A fine end to a superb collection of tunes.

Jungle music has always been about vibes and feelings, both of which Nectax captures effortlessly here. Watch the ride!

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New Release: Veak - Amen Adventures

Killa Dubz, Serial Killaz authentic offshoot continues to deliver brash, jungle beats and in true form follows up Java’s ‘Original Ruffneck’ with longtime label veteran Veak and his amazing EP ‘Amen Adventures’. Lighters and gas cans at the ready, this is another blazing delivery.

Veak chooses elements wisely with ‘Bad Load’. A well known vocal hook, oozing with passion and enthusiasm compliments the crushing breakbeats as if this could well have been an official flipside. If this doesn’t cause a surge of brocking out junglists, nothing will!

‘Badman Killa Sound’ revisits the tried and tested formula of tight echo and high pass filters layered to perfection over Amen mashed up breaks. This one is as ruffneck as they come and would certainly have been at home inna war in ‘94 let alone busting up a dance in 2019.

Flipping the script in true Veak style with the likes of ‘Bongo’ and ‘Never Leave’. Two very dangerous tracks filled with underground sublow basslines and murkey beats that will no doubt appeal to the corner lurkers.

Further chopped up breaks compliment this release and with a distinct Serial Killaz style and flavour, fans of the label will not be dissapointed.

Veak didn’t title this EP ‘Amen Adventures’ for no reasons and with a total of 10 mashed up breakbeat destroyers in the bag, this release is set to cause flames wherever it’s dropped.

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New Release: Mozey - Back to Funk

Junglists worldwide rejoice as now is your time to pick up the full package from Mozey as ‘Back to Funk’ hits the digital shelves. A 5 track onslaught of the senses and certainly something for everyone as jungle meets jump up for 2019.

The title track ‘Back to Funk’ certainly lives up to expectations with its staggered bass notes that fire off all over the place, rebounding off walls and taking heads with them. The same can also be said for ‘Your Imagination’ which is straight up murderation, taking no prisoners with its militant tones. A true steppa if you ever heard one!

A Serial Killaz release wouldn’t be authentic without a splash of reggae influenced jungle and ‘Greetings’ doesn’t disappoint. Licking summertime vibes across the dance floor before dropping into a murky, twisted combination of growling rumblings.

Downtempo vibes a run as Mozey links with veterans of the scene, The Ragga Twins, in the form of ‘Tribal Killaz’. A combination of hard step, kick drum led beats laced with lyrical flavours that only the twins could bring to a track.

Leaving you with nothing short of grimace in the form of ‘Screwface’. A sign off combining a locked jaw, red pupils and 10,000 shuffles in a pair of Reebok Classics. One of the rudebwoy crew.

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New Release: Java - Original Ruffneck EP

Jungle, in its rawest format is certainly not about a kick, snare, kick and a floppy bassline. You can forget this one note bassline nonsense too. Java has obviously answered the call to educate the masses and quite rightly linked up with Serial Killaz to put together this amazing EP for their Killa Dubz imprint. ‘Original Ruffneck’ is coming to conquer, taking down all pretenders in the process.

Metallic timestretched vocals straight out of an Akai sampler, mashed up Amens in abundance and a ton of ragga infused vocals all mix perfectly together to provide one hell of a time warp back to 1993. You can forget your ‘94 or ‘96 influences as this really is a trip back to Dance Trance, The Edge or Love of Life and a real education in how to produce jungle in 2018.

Authentic to the core and with certification from both Graham and Tobie, this EP sits in high regards. It also needs to sit at the top of your Serato crate, don’t sleep on this.

Exclusive to the Serial Killaz shop for one week prior to general release. - Format: WAV - Artist: Java - Title: Original Ruffneck EP - Label: Killadubz Recordings - Catalogue: KILLADUBZ010DIG - Release Date: 14th December 2018 - Words: Jamie S23

New Release: Steppa Style & Lowriderz - Underwater

Lowriderz, fresh out of the jungle war comes another heavy slab of unfiltered breakbeat goodness in the form of the ‘Underwater EP’. Featuring the vocals of Russian Dancehall and Reggae MC, Steppa Style, this is another wicked release from the Serial Killaz offshoot label Street Life which once again shows how dedicated these guys are to authenticity.

Lead vocals from the one like Steppa Style kickstart proceedings straight away featuring one hell of a catchy hook that will have crowds chanting for days. ‘Underwater’ is a direct onslaught on the senses with a ton of mashed up breakbeats, dub effects and a short ranged lead bassline that bangs.

‘Eva Load’ delivers some real lyrically education. A great feel good message, excellent double timing all wrapped up in glossy production that this dynamic duo are well known for.

Reminiscent of ‘94 yet as upfront as you could possibly wish for. Street Life and its artists really are a winning combination for die hard junglists of all ages.

Upfront copies exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release!

  • Format: WAV
  • Artist: Steppa Style & Lowriderz
  • Title: Underwater
  • Label: Streetlife Recordings
  • Catalogue: STREETLIFE016DIG
  • Release Date: 7th December 2018
  • Words: Jamie S23

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New Release: AJ Mutated - Uneasy EP

AJ Mutated, one half of the popular duo Mutated Forms, sets his sights on the Serial Killaz imprint to launch his ‘Uneasy’ EP. A clear choice of label considering the style of fashion of the content. This is a rare selection of jungle breakbeats, hard as nails sublow bass and some wicked lyrics from the one like MC Busta. Rough to the core!

‘Uneasy’ certainly is just that. From it’s precisely filtered out breakbeat intro that delicately flows into a drop it’s total opposite that sets the pace and tone for the EP immediately. Vicious digital bass notes connect almost effortlessly with rolling undertones and short but snappy snare claps. You’re also treated to an extended breakdown halfway through, just for that extra breather. Right?

Wonky, off pitch keys lead straight into ‘Swerve’. A proper dedication to a messy night if you ever heard one. The brain melting synchronisation will either have you reaching for the lazers or camping next to the corner of the bassbin stack.

‘Petty Boulevard’ knocks on the experimental production door with alien like sub bass that would rip through wooden dance floors like a knife through butter. Old school hardcore heads will no doubt appreciate the cleverly adapted samples in this belter!

A ‘PHD In Junglism’ you say? That’s no doubt reserved for the likes of Serial Killaz themselves no? MC Busta would certainly have something to say about that and this killer track which is totally lyrically led is sure to be one of the biggest hits of the year for any self respecting junglist.

Licking off the EP with nothing short of the brutal ‘Pipe Dreams’. A solid head stomper of a riddim that knocks off any preconceptions anyone might have had about AJ Mutated going soft after all these years.

A certified roughneck EP. No further comment.

Upfront copies exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release!

  • Format: WAV
  • Artist: AJ Mutated
  • Title: Uneasy EP
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ047DIG
  • Release Date: 30th November 2018
  • Words: Jamie S23

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New Release: Leaf - Night Time Vultures EP

Leaf makes a welcome return to the Serial Killaz label with a 6 track monster from the depths of doom in the form of ‘Night Time Vultures’. A true mix of atmospheric beats, darkside basslines and a huge slice of jump up vibes. No stranger to the label and with a host of previous releases, it’s no wonder he’s been welcomed back with open arms.

The growling menace that is ‘Night Time Vultures’ barks its angry bassline continuously in true Leaf fashion. Combine this with some clever use of vocal samples, chuck in some skippy hats and you have yourself a well created weapon of destruction.

‘Dodgy Dealers’ takes even more of a darkside stance than its predecessor with it’s robotic, almost machine like structure. If anything created by Leaf was a trip into his mind, this one would probably be it.

Linking up with Too Greezey for ‘Lower Down’ which contains one of the roughest snare slaps known to man. It’s drum programming really rolls this track along at a considerable pace and when you link in some of the other elements, it’s one certified riddim of terror.

‘Gangsta’ features a certain well renowned Mad P sample that’s cemented into the history books of jungle music. It’s a clever refix (as such) that does well to represent its origins whilst creating something completely different. One for the lighter crew - go on, dig them out - that gas ain’t expensive.

Coming to the end of the dancefloor vibes with ‘Sidewobble’ which, in some respects is pretty self explanatory. This track will no doubt hit the spot for the crew that love to ride that twisted bassline vibe. Short and snappy reversed low end that will take down even the biggest of sound systems.

Ending this wicked collection of tracks with ‘Air’, a relaxed trip into the unknown that shows Leaf’s opposite side. One hell of a chilled out vibe that will appeal to the Sunday morning crew coming home on the motorway.

Upfront copies exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release!

  • Format: WAV
  • Artist: Leaf
  • Title: Night Time Vultures EP
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ046DIG
  • Release Date: 16th November 2018
  • Words: Jamie S23

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New Release: DJ Vapour - Kingston Jungle EP

DJ Vapour continues to steamroll his jungle train across the globe in an attempt to educate the masses as to what REAL jungle should sound like. The ‘Kingston Jungle’ EP is nothing short of a flagship for this conquest and what better home than Serial Killaz’ sister label Killa Dubz, with it’s 100% dedication to the foundation of the Jungle sound.

From the rough and ready breakbeats of ‘Damage Your Sound’ to the rhythmic flow of ‘Back To Skool’, it’s clear this EP was a labour of love for Vapour. It’s about an authentic as you’re going to get in 2018 and bearing in mind the true jungle sound is about 25 years old now so both times and equipment have changed dramatically.

‘B Boy Style’ features a great selection of vocal and riff samples that would have really been at home on a Jungle Mania compilation, it’s slick production and arrangement shines heads and shoulders above any imitation jungle tat that’s been doing the rounds. Fans of mashed up to the point of unrecognition Amen breaks will probably love ‘The Devil’s Lettuce’. It’s unapologetic rave influenced stabs lick the walls of every grimy basement across London and stick to it like a ton of trodden in chewing gum.

An impressive selection of tracks from one of jungles veteran producers who sadly sometimes goes a bit too far under the radar. Underrated and probably underappreciated, Vapour is relentless in his quest for authenticity - and why not?

Upfront copies exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release!

Format: WAV Label: Killa Dubz Title: Kingston Jungle EP Catalogue: KILLADUBZ009DIG Artist: DJ Vapour Words: Jamie S23 Release Date: 2nd November 2018

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New Release: DJ Hydrid - Puff Puff Pass EP

Sharing his extensive knowledge of upfront jungle production, DJ Hybrid falls back into the Serial Killaz camp with a fully blazed selection in the form of “Puff Puff Pass”. A street tough onslaught of authentic jungle breaks combined with familiar basslines and snappy vocal samples that will no doubt have you calling for the gas canister and a lighter.

Skippy breakbeats and reggae infused vocals set the pace well in the form of the EPs title track and although the tempo is somewhat more relaxed than you may be used to, it’s certainly one for the head nodders, party starters and bassbin huggers.

Intros are most certainly back for 2018 and “Ready to Rumble” doesn’t disappoint in this and every other aspect of the track. Combining elements of 1994, vibrant vocals and one hell of a crushing low end, Hybrid is certainly bringing all the fighting talk to the studio.

“I Challenge You” screams that indirect vibe, sending lick shots to each and every upfront jungle producer across the globe. Featuring a well used vocal sample that really needs no introduction, rolling basslines that are enough to make your toes curl and that ever so popular siren from way back when. Warning!

Layering up vocals and using them as the driving force of a track isn’t something that’s heard as much as it should be. Thankfully “BeatBox” satisfies all aspects of this with some cleverly laid out chops, twists and rolls, all based around some wicked vocal samples. This one is certainly a new take on the current jungle sound.

“Hear The Drummer” is every self respecting junglists dream. Dread Bass inspired reverse basslines, chopped up breakbeats, damn this thing could have been on every Ray Keith set in 1994! If you’re going to draw for an air horn or lighter in the dance, then pull it out all the way through this.

Finishing off with an exclusive VIP mix of Hybrid’s previously released “Moving On” from 2016. A similar take on the original which, in essence is what a VIP is all about.

A high value selection from the Serial Killaz camp with each release offering something different. If you can appreciate authentic jungle, upfront beats and everything in between, this one's for you.

Upfront copies exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release!

  • Format: WAV
  • Artist: DJ Hybrid
  • Title: Puff Puff Pass EP
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ045DIG
  • Release Date: 26th October 2018
  • Words: Jamie S23

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New Release: Jaydan - War Clash EP

Returning to the Serial Killaz label with a bang, Jaydan unleashes a monster collection of tracks for your ear. It’s been a minute since he locked himself back in the lab and already he’s been churning out more of that trademark production than ever before. He also made some big promises leading up to this and with no hesitation, Jaydan delivered.

‘War Clash’ brings forth an intro jacked straight out of 1995, brushed up to date with modern flair and slammed straight into the speakerbox. Rolling drums, abrupt bass and twisted out amen breaks - a true recipe for success and a devastating tool for any well respected DJ.

Influences in abundance in the shape of ‘The Whistler’ and it goes without saying that Jaydan has certainly pulled on some previous memories with this one. Jump up from 2005 mixed with upfront jungle breaks that shouldn’t really work as well as it does.

‘Babylon’ features one hell of an atmospheric introduction that slides right into a full on pattern of steppy breakbeats and aggy basslines. This one brings forth the danger!

Reminiscing on the supply and demand era of everybody's favourite media, ‘Vinyl’ is one serious beast. A sense of frustration conveys from not only the vocal samples but the aggressive, spine tingling bassline that comes shortly after the intro.

Certainly a mixed bag of styles and flavours from Jaydan. No doubt after hearing you this you will also agree that he’s back on top form and ready to rumble. Here’s to more from this talented producer and DJ.

Upfront copies exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release!

  • Format: WAV
  • Artist: Jaydan
  • Title: War Clash EP
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ044DIG
  • Release Date: 5th October 2018
  • Words: Jamie S23

Tracklist:

  1. War Clash
  2. The Whistler
  3. Babylon
  4. Vinyl

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New Release: Xyphon - Back To The Roots EP

Tom & Harry AKA Xyphon have a big career in front of them and this EP is nothing but total showcase of their talents. Taking influences from early Pendulum and Muzzy, a stab of Sub Zero and a whole load of Serial Killaz vibes, this release ‘Back To The Roots’ is nothing short of exactly that.

Hitting hard from the off with ‘Never Go Down’. An atmospheric introduction begs the lighting engineer for more fog, more haze before the infectious bassline lick rises into a chopped up concoction of rubber ball low end that will no doubt cause skull reverberations aplenty.

‘Murda’ is where the real influences of the past blast through with this release. What more could you ask for from the Serial Killaz label than a mix of feel good reggae keys, soundbwoy vocals and terradome bass? Lottery winning ticket right here!

For those that know, the infamous ‘Now Here Dis’ vocal has done the rounds on more than one occasion, however this release by Xyphon delivers in a totally different light. Flexed out breakbeats relentlessly combine with a mixture of striking mid range and true low end sub bass. It’s a perfect combination of jungle elements and upfront rollers.

‘Sinkhole’ takes the pace of the EP and ramps it into another dimension. For those that appreciate real drum and bass to get your head into, this one delivers and then some. Play this in a dark, smoke filled basement and watch the crowd literally sink into the floor. All head nodders, all floor gazers - this one you.

Outro vibes a run in the form of ‘Gotta Leave’. A fine end credits to the EP and a great mixture of real Serial Killaz vibes, moody basslines and potentially an undercover message for perpetrators of the jungle scene.

Warning lick shots back to back feel good vibes, the only way the label operates.

Upfront copies exclusively available on the Serial Killaz shop for one week before general release!

  • Format: WAV
  • Artist: Xyphon
  • Title: Back To The Roots EP
  • Label: Serial Killaz Recordings
  • Catalogue: KILLAZ043DIG
  • Release Date: 31st August 2018
  • Words: Jamie S23

Tracklist:

  1. Never Go Down
  2. Murda
  3. Now Hear Dis
  4. Sinkhole
  5. Gotta Leave

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