Marvellous Cain

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Marvellous Cain

Marvellous Cain had a series of big tunes during jungle’s ragga heyday in 1993-94, including “The Hitman” and “Dub Plate Style.” Before signing to Suburban Base in 1995, Cain released tracks on labelmate Sponge’s I.Q. imprint, collaborating with Sponge and current Ganja Kru member Pascal under a barrage of names, including Lion Man, Badman, and Gunman. A DJ as well as producer, Cain began typically enough, spinning rave and hardcore in the early ’90s and following the style into full-blown jungle by the middle of the decade. He established his own label, Runninz, out of the ashes of I.Q., and has released tracks there as Runninz Kru and CoCain. Cain’s sample-heavy style got him into a bit of trouble with his first hit, “Hitman,” which sampled a large section of a Cutty Ranks record; Cain agreed to a few remixes for Cutty to keep the issue out of the courts. Cain released Gun Talk, a full-length collection of his most well-known tracks (as well as a few new ones), on Sub Base in 1996. He has since focused on Runninz releases, cutting his Sub Base output to three singles a year. He continues to DJ at the international level.

He He has since rebranded the two labels into one unstoppable force of nature for new skool Junglist's and gave it the new name of RIQ YARDROCK RECORDS. The label has turned out a good session of releases from new workings of old classics like “The HitMan holding chart positions on Radio 1 , Radio 1Xtra and KissFm as well as Dub Plate Style Remix, War In 94 Remix, Rocky Remix, Nice Tune Remix, Wheel Up Remix & Everyday Junglist Rework” to new upfront Jungle featuring various reggae legends such as “General Levy, Randy Valentine, Chalice & Cutty Ranks”. This label hosts an array of old and new producers giving it a wide eclectic sound with works from “Bladerunner, Nicky Blackmarket, Serial Killaz, Aries Dub & Rude Bwoy Monty” alongside the new future producers.

Cain has all so been back in studio working on some new tracks, he has teamed up and done various colabs with some of the finest and influential producers. Ie "Serial Killaz, Dope Ammo & Rude Bwoy Monty" and has fired out a good succession of Riddim tracks remixs and original works for his label and others lables. Marvellous has performed at a succession of events and festivals Ie: Boomtown Festival, The Big Noise Festival, Outlook Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Jungle Jam, Sub Dub, Junglist Movement, Junglist Network, Tokyo Dub Festival, along with international tours and radio shows such as PyroRadio, Koollondon, OriginUK and Ruff Tempo. To hear one of Mr Cain sets is just the thing to keep jungle drum & bass in your heart.





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