Review: Cool concept, massive package. Earlier this year Don Goliath put a selection of his own reggae acapellas up on his website and told the world's dubstep fans to go loco with them. Here's the result: a 20-strong package of roots-based rave that runs the gamut of dubs; from auto-tune-loaded dancehall dubstep ("Free Di Herb") to teeth-baring tear-out breakbeat ("Jump") via interplanetary, cosmic halfstep ("Agent 001"), it's an accomplished collection that not only stretches the creative possibilities of dubstep but also showcases a whole new league of emerging players.
Review: Don Goliath is back with his next chapter of the Rootstep compilations - a project reserved primarily to the ragga-fuelled end of the dubstep circuit, much like the jungle counterparts back in the early '90s. As per usual, it's a weighty sixteen plates of sound, this time featuring the different cuts of "Mi Bredda Dead", "Nah Like Police", "Rock & Come On" and "Sing Unto Jah" - all consisting of dubs, melodicas and instrumental mixes.
Dem Nah Know Jah (Riddim version) - (4:07) 140 BPM
Reach Nowhere (feat Cruz Rock) - (3:08) 92 BPM
Reach Nowhere (Melodica cut) - (3:13) 92 BPM
Reach Nowhere (dub version) - (3:18) 92 BPM
Reach Nowhere (Riddim version) - (3:08) 92 BPM
Wadada (feat Asante Amen) - (4:09) 140 BPM
Wadada (Melodica cut) - (4:11) 140 BPM
Wadada (dub version) - (4:20) 140 BPM
Wadada (Riddim version) - (4:07) 140 BPM
Review: Four tracks, four versions... German reggae singer Don Goliath has unleashed yet another exciting collection of contemporary dub that promises to suit all tastes and provide some great creative potential for DJ creativity. Highlights include the naked bass warbles of "Bun Dem Money", the tripped out subversion of Dawn Penn's "No No No" on "Dem Nah Know Jah" and the epic evangelistic reverberations of "Wadada".