Ragga Twins - Step Out Vol 2
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The Ragga Twins are the link between UK dancehall reggae, jungle and hip-hop. This is a retrospective of their classic (and now very rare) early tracks produced by Shut Up and Dance at the start of the 1990s.
The Ragga Twins (alongside producers PJ and Smiley, AKA Shut Up and Dance) revolutionised UK dance music at the start of the 1990s bringing Reggae and Hip-Hop styles together to create Jungle. As drum and bass approaches its 20th anniversary and as new developments such as Grime, UK Garage - and most recently Dubstep Ã± create artists and producers who continue to cite Jungle as a pivotal moment in the UKs musical history, Ragga Twins Step Out, chronicles one of the most important groups of this time.
The Ragga Twins (Deman Rockers and Flinty Badman) began their careers as MCs for North LondonÃs legendary Unity reggae sound system. The Ragga Twins were born after Shut up and Dance sampled the pairÃs introduction on a dancehall mix-tape and then offered them a deal. At the height of rave culture, The Ragga Twins found themselves playing at raves up and down the country. With one album (Reggae Owes Me Money) and a steady stream of killer singles over the next couple of years the Ragga TwinsÃ musical blueprint of basslines, breakbeats and ragga defined Jungle music in the years to come.
As well as a serious overview of The Ragga Twins tracks with Shut Up and Dance, this album also features the super-rare bonus tracks Ã¬Iron LadyÃ® and Ã¬Hard DrugsÃ®, dating back to their pre-Ragga Twins, Dancehall days with the Unity Soundsystem. The album comes with extensive sleeve-notes, photographs and interviews. Essential!
Ã¬Relive the early-90s Reggae-Rave Soundclash. High speed dancehall chat, tough breakbeats and dub-reggae spliced together to still-exhillarating effectÃ® Q
Ã¬Before dubstep and grime there was drum Ã«nÃ bass, before that there was jungle and before that The Ragga Twins. A brilliant retrospective.Ã® Guardian
1. Ragga Twins Ã³ Spliffhead (Original)
2. Deman Rockers Ã³ Hard Drugs
3. Ragga Twins Ã³ Shine Eye
4. Ragga Twins Ã³ Wipe The Needle
5. Deman Rockers Ã³ Iron Lady
6. Ragga Twins Ã³ Good Times
7. Ragga Twins Ã³ The Truth
8. Ragga Twins Ã³ Hooligan 69 Remix
9. Ragga Twins Ã³ Paro 69