DJ Phantasy x Doktor unleash the 'Junglist' within
DJ Phantasy and vocalist, Doktor collide on ‘Junglist’; a mash up of big vibes and a salute to the legendary genre.
The name Phantasy holds a lot of weight in the DJ game, whilst Doktor stays releasing bangers - ‘Man On Fire’; “On Me”; even his big big big remix of ‘Pass Out’. (better than Tinie’s original, just saying). Though the MC tends to focus on more dancehall/afrobeats genres, he has collaborated with DJs before, such as Chase and Status, way back in 2010. Thus, obviously this record is a salute to the junglist, which encompasses many Caribbean-style elements - so well suited to the vocalist.
Showcased via SBTV Originals, the visuals glimpse into the Junglist lifestyle - music, parties, lively atmospheres and infamous people involved (who can you spot?). UK-based drum and bass label, Viper Recordings, orchestrate the record, as DJ Phantasy creates a whirlwind of hi hats; deep, reece synths; body, thumping kicks; slapping snares; spontaneous high-pass filter effects; and a deep, hypnotising melody.
Doktor yells the narrative of the record over and over: “I am a junglist!”, and proceeds to body his part. His appealing, warm voice fits well with many records but here it’s pretty much perfect - a healthy, mid-range tone amongst the high and low-end of the music; his Jamaican tinged accent; and the varied waves of melody within his vocals.