Legendary reggae and dancehall vocalist Johnny Osbourne has been one of the most distinctive voices on the roots reggae scene since the late 70s. Combine his perfect pipes with Toronto's original jungle henchman Marcus Visionary and you end up with a totally tropical drum and bass insta-classic in a rub-a-dub style. Marcus has chosen to release two versions of this banger on Liondub International, and it's not hard to see why; the virtual flip sees the original dubplate version gain a meaner work-over for 2013, adding an edge that will surely have dancefloors skanking from here to Kingston. A little bit a sunshine for us all.
The third release from Junglist Sound features Johnny Osbourne re-visiting one of his biggest roots reggae tunes. BONES & Curfew drop a minimal yet banging drum & bass remix, adding pressure and tension with big, dirty Amens. The Seed Organization steps up with a future reggae re-dub, bringing their rough and ready style to a track that's defied the ages and remained a classic through years of changing tastes. It's important to note that although both tracks are very different re-working of the original, Johnny O's classic vocals shine though. Something original for the collector crew.