Review: There are few things more pleasing to jam to than new age dancehall with a dancehall twist in our eyes and who better to provide that flavour than the legendary pairing Bazza and Dynamite MC. The high energy pair get together here for a nostalgic vocal session, discussing the fun times in their past and adventures of their youth. The vibe is playful and then coupled with a relaxed instrumental composition, combining subtle horn patterns and intricate triplets.
Review: Top ranking Dirty Dubster Bazza Ranks teams up with one of the most distinctive, entertaining and versatile MCs in the game Dynamite MC for this serious system heater. Bubbling with dancehall delight, track and Dyna's vocals fit like a glove and get us geared up for the summer months ahead. And if you need something with more of a darker punch check the D&B remix that's armed with a classic sample you can't run away from. From sunny side to the far side, this one brings the feels. Don't let it pass you by...
Review: It's time for another top notch link up as the legendary vocal prowess of Dynamite MC links up with the ever-ready Bazza Ranks for a tidy new single named 'Vibes Master', courtesy of Irish Moss & Kudos Records. The track itself is a futuristic, dancehall inspired chopper, driven by the high energy vocal displays of both artists, making this one an instant party starter. The project comes complete with an array of remixes, including a groovy reggae mix, a highly percussive Digital version, a high energy Drum N Bass mix and of course a smooth Funk version, giving this one some serious reach!
Review: Bazza Ranks returns to the Mossy HQ for a unique twist on Inner City's "Good Life". That iconic chorus and those sun-kissed keys are present and correct but this time they're complemented by a rump-shaking dancehall steppy riddim and crucial vocals from man-like Dynamite MC and Scarlett Quinn, giving it a whole new twist. For added twists check both the break-splashed jungle remix and the heavier kicking drum & bass remix. No more bad times, only glad times!
Review: At the forefront of Ireland's bass and reggae scene, the mighty Irish Moss label present here a new EP from Bazza Ranks, who is no relation to Shabba but is one half of the Dirty Dubsters. Unsurprisingly it's a pretty lively affair with three crazy bangers to get tings lit. First up,"Riddim Rider" kicks things off with some slow rolling breaks, boomy bass and heavy raggamuffin MC action from Jago and Deemas J. Next "Get Darker" is a lighter, Kingston-style summery dub jam and lastly "Policeman" is cool electro reggaeton outing.
Review: As ever, the Bomb Strikes imprint delivers an awesome package to us with this brand new 25 track compilation entitled 'Funk N' Beats Vol. 5', To be honest, it's exactly what it says on the tin as The Allergies head up waves and waves of funkadelic rhythms and crunchy riffs. For us the highlights have to be the futuristic drum processing and subtle percussive movements of 'Loose Gardner' from Flevans, along with the classic breakbeat fusion of 'Fire' remixed by Smoove but originally produced by the Renegades Of Jazz. With the sheer depth of the project it's easy to get lost within the tracklisting, which is always a good sign on a large scale compilation.