Mystical Influence / Sniper ‎– Dub Plate Pressure / The Game

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A Mystical Influence Dub Plate Pressure
Vocals – MC Fearless, MC GQ
AA Sniper The Game

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captcta1

captcta1

April 24, 2015
FCKIN Mentil tune! really makes you feel like smashing up the dance and taking to the streets!
alex.hurd

alex.hurd

December 13, 2014

next level jungle.... too bad the mastering leaves something to be desired on both sides. 4/5
staticbuster

staticbuster

April 28, 2014
I'll echo edzillion below and say that "Dubplate Pressure" really is a special track. Coming in a little late on the jump up scene, being released in '96, at a time when most UK producers had gone full steam into a more hip hop influenced, simpler style of jump up, this track smashed the dances and reminded us all how good a nicely chopped amen paired with deep sub stabs and great toasting could sound. A sort of "look back" at just the right time. Absolutely one of my all time top ten tracks.

And the flip is not to be ignored either..."The Game" is a proper jump up stepper, which gave the UK crew a run for their money. Hard-marching beats coupled with snarling synth bass stabs are the name of the game on this one. A great flip side, as it doesn't try to match the style of the A side, instead bringing it's own banging flavour to the table.
recordmania4

recordmania4

May 31, 2013
This is amazing....................
edzillion

edzillion

January 21, 2011

Dub Plate Pressure is probably my favourite Jungle tune of all time; it's like a culmination of many years and many Junglists all working toward a common end. Pressed in '96 it still has the rawness of the early jungle sound while avoiding the technological/sound quality limitations of early producers.

This is a tune that could be called EPIC without hyperbole - it really only has a couple of sounds/samples. There is a 2 second James Brown guitar riff, two or three vocal samples of MC GQ at his best, a throbbing bass and a non-amen break of some kind; even with the minimal palette of samples to work from Mystical Influence builds one of the most complex song structures you will ever hear in this genre with continual builds & breaks, constantly changing patterns around the core bass & sample:

'dub ... plate ... pressure ... run it'

Yes. Selectah.