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Jaguar Skills Hooks Up With Nervous Records For Hip Hop Compilation

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A ninja (忍者) or shinobi (忍び) was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan who specialized in unorthodox warfare. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations. Their covert methods of waging war contrasted the ninja with the samurai, who observed strict rules about honor and combat. These days ninjas have moved with the times and unlike his blood thirsty brethren 21st century ninja Jaguar Skills uses his dexterity to chop tracks rather than adversaries as he shows off his famed dexterity on the turntables.

Following on from a storming 2013  this April Jaguar Skills has revealed that he is set to release a special one-off project which sees the him move away from his normal genre-defying style and embrace his Hip-Hop roots for legendary US label, Nervous Records as he rifles through the archives of their classic Hip-Hop back catalogue.

The compilation features 65 tracks, remixes and acappellas from Nervous’ unparalleled Hip-Hop catalogue from pioneering artists such as KRS-One, Black Moon, Mad Lion, Funkmaster Flex, Smif-N-Wessun, amongst many others. Notably, Jaguar Skills has painstakingly reconstructed and remixed every track that features on the compilation from the original Nervous 24 track DAT master tapes, re-making the drums and adding in effects and new samples, while using the same raw production techniques so as to stay true to the classic versions.

Now having been some of the fortunate few to have seen Jags go full Hip Hop and delve into his bag to take listeners on a journey through the genres golden age all the way through to the current underground scene we think fans are in for a treat with this project and literally can’t wait for it to land. Let’s hope it’s accompanied by a few similar live sets!

 

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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