DJ Hype presents The Ganja Kru
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : -/5||Backing : -/5||Production : -/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 5|
"Jungle" is the term used in England when dancehall is mixed with hip-hop. The
English mix these styles in a completely different way than Jamaicans and Americans.
The main difference is the overlaid tripple- time drumbeats, which almost consistently
come to you through the rapid-fire programmed drum. You're either going to love it or
hate it. (From the review of Trojan Jungle 2 on this site)
This CD showcases productions of the Ganja Kru. The Ganja Kru really rose to (well
deserved) fame with last year's "Super Sharp Shooter EP". DJ Hype, Zinc and Pascal
reached far beyond the ganja moods. Zinc's titletrack became more or less jungle's
"Walk This Way". This new album is even more border-crossing, providing Zinc's phat
straightforward dancefloor treatment,
Pascal with his razor-edge dark-edged roughness and Hype as the leader of the pack
and consciousness of the drum'n'bass massive. Hype's "Plague That Never Ends" is a
warning to all copycats adn fake-junglists. Pascal's "New Frontier" is the prototype of
"cut'n'paste" technique in a dark mood. Zinc's "No Fear" is a real stepper, and his
"Dense" is really in the groove.
"This world" featuring DJ Daddy is released as the single from the album, slow-paced
drum'n'bass kicking off with DJ Hype's dog barking, and after that intro convincingly
delivering the message of 'peace, love & unity'. The live drums and swinging bass-line
emphasize the warning in this song. The Ganja Kru really stands out on this release.