Ako Beatz 03 by DJ Stretch, Serum, Skitty, Ricky Force, Tim Reaper
Ako Beatz 03 review
This is the third AKO Beatz release; DJ Stretch has collected four of the highest pedigree, contemporary jungle and drum & bass producers to rework his heavyweight 1996 jump-up classic 'Hungry Tiger'.
London based Serum sets the ball rolling by overlaying the trademark kung-fu flick dialogue with stepping breaks, ominous horn sounds and fierce bass growls. Next up the Dublin junglist, Ricky Force provides a bass heavy, roller with lashings of chop-socky, fighting effects.
Foundation X label founder, Skitty drops his thundering amen led refix with elastic bass twinges and additional Reese throbs, while Tim Reaper closes things off with an tearingly intense amen-break workout with some serious choppage and spacey FX going on.
Altogether the 'Hungry Tiger Remixes' provides four essential drum & bass updates of a seminal piece of jungle history for 2015. Don't sleep on this one!