Cool concept, massive package. Earlier this year Don Goliath put a selection of his own reggae acapellas up on his website and told the world's dubstep fans to go loco with them. Here's the result: a 20-strong package of roots-based rave that runs the gamut of dubs; from auto-tune-loaded dancehall dubstep ("Free Di Herb") to teeth-baring tear-out breakbeat ("Jump") via interplanetary, cosmic halfstep ("Agent 001"), it's an accomplished collection that not only stretches the creative possibilities of dubstep but also showcases a whole new league of emerging players.
Don Goliath is back with his next chapter of the Rootstep compilations - a project reserved primarily to the ragga-fuelled end of the dubstep circuit, much like the jungle counterparts back in the early '90s. As per usual, it's a weighty sixteen plates of sound, this time featuring the different cuts of "Mi Bredda Dead", "Nah Like Police", "Rock & Come On" and "Sing Unto Jah" - all consisting of dubs, melodicas and instrumental mixes.