Review: The futuristic dub stylings of renowned imprint: Scotch Bonnet are back on display with some serious style as the team gather up twelve tracks for their explosive second edition of the 'Puffers Choice' compilation series. There are refined dubstyle flavours throughout, with our immediate favourites coming from Wolves and Bo Johnson, who provides innovative grooves and creative melodies on 'Follow Me', whilst Chief Rockas and Supercat combine on the dancehall stylings of 'Dance Inna New York'. The dark vocal pressure of General Jah Mikey also deserves a mention as he provides the fire alongside Naram on 'Ites, Green & Gold'.
African Head Charge - "Hold Some Version" - (3:33) 51 BPM
Dub Syndicate - "Early Mafia" - (4:41) 68 BPM
Review: This second instalment of Adrian Sherwood At The Controls is as highly anticipated as the first chapter, and perhaps boasting even more quality across its 16 masterful re-edits of 80s and 90s dub-infused classics. The texture is Sherwood through and through, with the producer bringing that inimitable On-U Sound flair to each and every production he touches. Here, we have mainly material from the 1980s, a fine blend of post-punk and dub that makes total sense together; the highlights and must-haves include Pankow's "Boys & Girls" from 1987, "Music & Science Madness" by the great Lee Scratch Perry from the same year, and 1990's "Hold Some Version" originally from African Head Charge. To be fair, though, you should just hit the old ALL button when opting for download.