Review: Brixton representing: system OG Brother Culture continues his rich vein of form as he follows up his recent Mungo Hifi album with another longer on Swiss vibes station Evidence Music. Bubbling with digi dub riddims and instrumentation and lyrical clarity, highlights include the springy funk of the album title "Code Name" and "New Generation" and the much darker, heavier and directly conscious "Chant Dem Down" and "Dreadlocks Thing". Powerful, wise and lean; Brother Culture reminds us who's boss once again.
Review: Taken from his Roots Garden-released album earlier this summer - All A We - Brother Culture teams up with Jungle Cakes bossman Ed Solo for a storming, skank-flexed junglist shock out. Where the original was all warm and deeply textured, Solo has flipped the dynamics for something a lot sharper and harder hitting. Saturated in sunshine stabs with really nice attention to paid on the backing vocal harmonies, it's yet another skank-scud. Killer!
Review: 39 tracks, 10 FX sounds and a full mix. This isn't any old slice of afternoon cake you might share your elderly neighbour or distant relative, this is a seven-tiered wedding cake full of every type of unhealthy, fattening ingredient you can imagine. And we're not stopping until we've chowed the lot. If you've feasted on Deekline and Solo's Jungle Cakes before then you'll already know how tasty this is; a selection of their own releases and similarly spirited cuts from the scene, all laced with dubwise, dancehall and skank-soaked soul. Highlights hang from every corner but you'd be mad not to peak at Aries & Gold's soul-flecked massage of Mr Benn, or Dominator & Logan D's brokeback bust-up "Cowboy" or Serial Killaz' savage repurposing of Freestyler's iconic "Entertainer". High calorie badness.