Worried About Henry Presents General Levy & Marvellous Cain at Concorde 2, Brighton
With festival season coming to an end, music lovers must continue the party indoors throughout Britain’s many music venues. With university freshers upon us too, every town and city in the land plays host to some incredible DJs and artists. Finding ourselves in Brighton, inSYNC was in for a freshers party but not your usual UV foam party crap, as jungle/drum & bass/bassline promoter Worried About Henry took over the town’s infamous Concorde 2 venue for an unforgettable night of underground jungle music. A stellar lineup including General Levy, Serial Killaz and the Ragga Twins ensured a night of high-energy fun.
DJ/producer Marvellous Cain has had a decorated career. A series of big tunes during jungle’s ragga heydey between 1993 and 1994 drove Cain’s career as a well-known dub and jungle disc jockey. His most notable tracks, ‘The Hitman’ and ‘Dub Plate Style’, proved popular within the scene and saw the producer sign for label Suburban Base in 1995. He now finds himself spinning for one of the scene’s most recognisable faces, General Levy. It was a privilege to see one of the great originals from the scene play alongside some of the genre’s best new talents.
Marvellous Cain’s Brighton set saw him play being jungle vocalist and MC General Levy, the night’s headliner. The hour consisted of a solid set of jungle-ist tracks new and old. Levy’s unique style of MCing is always a crowd pleaser and the sold-out event was fully committed to both artists on stage. It was disappointing to hear some commercial tracks thrown in though, most memorably the melody of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ sampled; not something the majority want to listen to during an underground jungle set. This, however, did not take away from both DJ and MC’s talents. Both performers have years of experience in the industry and always try to hold true to their jungle roots. The diverse range of tracks from drum & bass to reggae also helped keep the set fresh and interesting.
THE GIG IN REVIEW:
- A lineup of high-quality jungle music.
- A unique selection of old and new artists.
- Little in the way of added production.
- Long queue.
inSYNC Rating – 6.0/10.0