Dub-Stuy broaden their scope with a new release that brings together Bukkha and one of grime's most recognisable MCs, Killa P. The results are vicious and uncompromising cuts that are backed by an equally heavy instrumental that pays homage to the roots of the music. ?"Death Chat" is arguably one of his most ambitious collaborations to date. It's dub meets grime riddims that build from filtered keys into a heaving bass heavy monster. Killa P who has collaborated with The Bug) delivers cutting lyrics in his energetic, 'patois-inflected style'. Backing up this dancefloor sureshot is "Ethiopian Dub", an instrumental that samples its vocal and melodic hook from an obscure dubplate and whirls both around a steady beat and solid bassline. With this latest 12" for Dub-Stuy, Bukkha shows his versatility and delivers an anthem that no sound can test...
Jah Wobble's biography is a long and winding one, and he's achieved a lot both in collaboration with others and of his own accord. Emotional Rescue know a talented auteur when they hear one, and in the case of Wobble they've chosen to shed light on one of his less well documented phases, when he started his own label called Lago. Drawing on recordings made between 1981 and 1985, The Lago Years is a captivating listen that touches on post punk and no wave all the way through to dreamy psychedelia and the kind of world music Wobble would become so well known for later on in his career. An essential collection for any lovers of leftfield music and mysticism.