Dopeskillz is an alias of DJ Zinc. So it is no surprise that this track is a banger, combining a heavy duty bassline with a rapid fire drum break.
The song, like many jungle songs, takes inspiration from hip hop. The vocals here are from a song by Method Man and Redman, called “How High”. The 6 million ways to die” line is originally from Cutty Ranks, on “A Who Seh Me Dun”, released in 1992.
The bassline is a heavy warp affair, and provides a lot of the melodic push. There’s also a more hip hop type bass, which plays in the slower breakdown parts of the song.
The effects are numerous. The high pitched squeal is very light in comparison to the rest of the song, but there’s also a classic paranoid jungle pad too.
The drums are brilliantly frenzied, switching up periodically and incorporating a range of time stretched rolls and offbeat hits.
The track was released in 1995, at the time where jungle was unmistakably turning into DnB. Make no mistake though, this is jungle!