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4.7 out of 5 stars
Jungle Revolution
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on 1 July 2013
As this album was only released today I bought it unheard which can be a risky thing to do however the Autorip means that I can play the MP3s from my ipod whilst I wait for the CD to arrive.
I sat rather anxiously as the first few seconds of 'Jungle Souljah' began to play then at 1:10 it launched into full on Oldskool Jungle and suddenly 20 years melted away and we are in pre- DnB territory and it is pure hedonism.
Whilst the sound is very comfortable and oh so familiar equally it sounds fresh and a natural progression, evolution or 'Revolution' as the title suggests without straying too far from a much loved genre.
All the ingredients are there; seemingly chopped and sliced sampled drums, speaker destroying bass lines, sampled breaks, ragga and reggae style vocal stabs with the odd Jazz inspired instrument slice in the mix; in fact the only things missing are either the crackles from it spinning on a white label 12" on the 1210 or static from hearing it on a Pirate radio station broadcasting on a suspect FM channel late at night.
Hopefully this album will appeal both to fans of OldSkool Jungle/DnB and the younger generation who listen to fresh new British artists like Rudimental who themselves make more than a nod in the OldSkool direction in their creations.

In all I give it a full five stars because not only is it a very fulfilling album to listen to from both a nostalgic and a evolutionary perspective but it also shows a certain type of commitment in the fullest sense to a genre of British music long since consigned to history by so many.
A much welcome update to a familiar sound with massive respect to the heritage - Congo Natty and the crew are to be applauded on their creation and it deserves to sell by the bucketload.
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on 15 November 2015
WOW! This album should be compulsory!!!
I could never get into Jungle in the 90's, there was too much one riddim shout stuff - heard one you'd heard them all but this! I'm struggling for words - it's a kind of roots reggae / drum and bass / dubstep / dub of the highest quality, mixed by an angel, with bass you need to measure on the richter scale!
I'm not even sure this does it justice. Do your ears a favour and don't delay any longer. My regret is that I didn't buy this two years ago!!!
Ps, another reviewer complained that this is London centric. Well Jungle developed in Hackney east London so I guess their complaint is that this is the genuine article.
A must have is JUNGLE REVOLUTION IN DUB same comments apply.
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on 7 March 2014
ONE of the best albums I've ever listened to, Some tracks are jungle based and some reggae based but doesn't tell half the story, some tracks a mix of jungle and dancehall, Album is an amazing mix of styles, put together with love paying tribute to English scene and artists like the one and only General Levy, Saxon & Unity with genuine feeling! Had it a while now but can't stop playing it, it's so addictive where is eases from style to style with no effort at all! Can't say enough how good this album is so if a fan of any of these styles of music you have to listen to this record every now and then a classic rocks up and this is one such album! I BEG YOU TRY IT OUT YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED, I PROMISE! This is a classic and a massive big up to Mr Congo Natty for dropping such an amazing album, tunes and lyrics stand up alone but really work best as an album, GIVE IT A GO! BLESSINGS BE
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on 1 August 2013
Before i brought this album i didn't know any of the songs or what it was gonna be like so it was a gamble for 9 pounds,But im not dissapointed not one bit,I now know every song on the album it gets played nearly everyday and as loud as my speakers can go,And when people ask me what my favourite tune is,I don't have one,Its my favourite album by far! Don't even think about buying this album and just DO IT,You wont regret it,Not one track
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on 8 September 2013
i've been a fan of drum n bass / jungle for many years, so i'm a fan of the genre any way. But its the quality of the album that has truly amazed me, its fantastic.
The part of me that loves the original jungle vibe, gets awakened sharply with the general sound of the album, but its a sound that remains very relevant,with a Reggae/dub /Dance hall feel, its fantastic
Congo Natty the thinking mans junglist.
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on 25 January 2016
This album has been a long time coming, dropping 12"bombs of righteousness for years, never selling out, Congo Natty is Jungle! I liken him to the Jah Shaka of Jungle, keeping the message of Rastafari and revolution throughout, but oldskool Ragga Jungle this ain't, with Adrian Sherwood on the mix this is 21St century music for the mind body and soul, Subbass that booms, breaks that snap sharp and hard, Jungle has come of age, join the revolution
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on 26 February 2014
This is high quality music at its best. Congo Natty has been creating jungle music for a number of years and he has not lost his creative style. This album is awesome. I love it, my son who likes dub step thinks its the best album he has ever heard. Me being more old skool agree its mighty impressive. All the tracks are exceptional. If you like jungle you will not be disappointed.
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on 29 October 2015
Have always loved reggae and dance but have never honestly found a decent jungle album, Until Now!!
I absolutely love this album it is everything that jungle should be, with nice variations rather than some dude bashing out his drum machine
with the bass up with a few reggae snippets added now and again. This to me is proper Jungle!!
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on 7 August 2013
I have been following this guy since 1992 and his output have increasingly been better and better. I didn't have any high hopes regarding this album however, because a whole album by an artist who usually put out 12" records usually aren't just that good (187 lockdown, artful dodger et al). But this...Congo Natty (Rebel MC) really delivers big time! If you are into "The wickidest sound" and tracks like that, this is the album for you. I'm amazed! The greatest jungle album of all times. Really:)
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