‘Junglist Laz' Playlist by Steve Lazarides
General Levy's social media profile pic is far, far stronger than yours
In light of jungle drum 'n' bass suddenly becoming a hipster thing, here's Laz's totally hardcore, rigorously authentic, jungle playlist.
Anything ravey is at its best when there's no hangers-on. Many 'scenes' thrive after their time in the media spotlight fades… and often breathe a second wind years later. Take jungle, which germinated with records like this, saw General Levy (above) storm Top of the Pops in 1994, and then concertedly went back underground. If you're reading this and you were actually going to jungle raves in 2012 when some of these tunes came out, sticking your 'high grade' down your sock on the way in, we take our hats off to you. The rest of us will have to dream together via the power of music. So in light of jungle drum 'n' bass suddenly becoming a hipster thing, here's Laz's totally hardcore, rigorously authentic, jungle playlist. You can listen on the Spotify machine or the YouTube one, here's all the bastard links that won't take you away from the zine.
Serial Killaz - 'Mash You Down'
General Levy - ‘Highest Grade’ (Serial Killaz Remix)
General Levy, Tippa Irie, Deekline - ‘Pass Me the Rizla’
Deekline, Ed Solo and Top Cat - ‘Bad Boys’
Deekline, FeyDer, Steppa Style, Ragga Twins - ‘Sound Burial’
M-Beat featuring General Levy - ‘Incredible’
Benny Page and Mr Williamz - ‘Top Rank Skank’
Congo Natty and Benny Page - ‘UK Allstarz’
Congo Natty - ‘Jungle Souljah’
General Levy and Bonnot - Choo Choo Train (Bonnot Remix)
Sensei Skank - Sensei Skank (DnB Remix)
Bounty Killer - Down in the Ghetto (Stringin’ it Together)
Cutty Ranks - ‘Limb by Limb’ (DJ SS Remix)
Jacky Murda, RCola, Demolition Man - ‘More Fire’
Mooncat - Strictly Roots (Original Mix)
Serial Killaz and Run Tings Crew featuring Tenor Fly and Blackout Ja - Murder Ya Sound (Jungle Mix)
Protoje, Chronix and SHY FX - ‘Who Knows?’
Serial Killaz, Run Tingz Cru, Blackout JA and Tenor Fly – 'Bun Babylon (Jungle Remix)'
Bennie Page featuring Sweetie Irie - ‘Buss a Lickle Shape’ (Original Mix)
Bonnot featuring General Levy - ‘Roll Up’
Isaac Maya - ‘No Cocaine’
Blackout JA and KNERS - ‘Informer’ (Marcus Visionary Remix)
Deekline and Ed Solo - ‘Passout’ (Will Streetwise Remix)
Benny Page, Sweetie Irie and Gemma Fox - ‘This Ain’t Living’
General Levy and Bonnot - ‘Addicted to the Grade’
Mungo’s Hi-Fi and General Levy - ‘Gideon Boot’