Firing up the bassbins and hitting you hard with a dose of raggamuffin junglist energy is what Ed Solo is all about. From Glastonbury to Canada’s Shambhala, from dirty Brixton back rooms to Spanish arenas, Ed has travelled the globe throwing down his unique brand of ruffneck bassline bravado for more than a decade.
Ed’s partnership with Jungle Cakes partner in crime Deekline has thrown up some of the most memorable tunes of the decade. The pair recently released the 15th edition of their Welcome to the Jungle series and have formed the incredibly successful Jungle Cakes Takeover collective with the likes of Benny Page and Serial Killaz.
Ed is set for a whirlwind double-header of events across XOYO’s London (13th) and newly launched Birmingham venues (28th) this month, seeing him fly the flag for Jungle Cakes in the capital and take the stage at the Weird & Wonderful Halloween Festival in Brum. You can find tickets & more info for London shows HERE and Birmingham shows HERE.
Ahead of two big gigs this month, Ed shares five of his top club cuts that guarantee to get the dancefloor hot underfoot:
Anaïs – Tek It Easy
It’s a motto I go by. Been rinsing this all year – solid tune. Also, I like Anaïs’s sound – we’ve been talking about getting on a track together since our meeting at Printworks. Watch this space…
General Degree – Traffic Blocking (Azule Bootleg)
One of the many great free downloads on Hypeddit. Anyone who knows me knows I love a bootleg. I chose this one because I like the original tune, and the remix slaps hard.
Ed Solo & MC Melo D – Bassline Growler
Not jungle, but one of my fave releases this year. If I had to pick another it would be Feel Good – Ed Solo because I love making feel good dnb. You will hear me drop my remixes of ‘Cold as Ice’, ‘Real Raver’, ‘Bassline Growler’ and I will be testing out my latest track ‘The Stinka’ this weekend.
Papa San – DJ Business (Diagnostix Remix)
Because it’s on Jungle Cakes and I like it, it’s a great tune.
Burt Cope – So Mi Like It
Love Burt’s take on the reggae ragga remixes. He’s got the re-rub sounding hyped whilst still keeping true to the original. Burt Cope is up and coming fast, smashing out these remixes and is one to watch out for.