Review: From Span with love: South Yard one-up the dickens out their game with their first V/A album. 21 tracks heavy and packed with every skanky, bashy and rolling shade of jungle they've become known for during their three year rise so far. All the mandem present and correct, the likes of Veak, Vital Elements, RMS, Jamie Bostron and many more all join Kursiva for this major league brock-out with savage highlights hanging, swinging and leaping from every corner. Highlights include the flabby bass groans of T.Kay's "Oh! Dread", Kid Mix-A-Lot's euphoric dibby dibby dancefloor smasher "The Stopper" and Ricky Tuff & Brian Brainstorms teeth-baring tear-up "Las Teresitas". Adios amigos!
Review: Oh Bostron you badman... Just when we think you've reached peak skank, along comes another clutch of ridiculously proportioned reggae jungle. "Blaze Up Fiyah" is the key message here.... A storming vocal, SL2-level bass hookiness and organs so brash and uplifting they could raise the dead: There's no question of this cut's surefire festival slammer status. For something a little deeper jump on the Phyllis Dillon-sampling "Hanging On The Wall". Proper.
Review: Jungle upstart Bostron bosses it up once again: "Man Of Livin" is a straight up homage to Haile Selassie I. Powerful vocals, clash dynamics, raw soul - it's one of Bostron's finest cuts to date. "Ruff It Up" takes a deeper, more sensual twist with honeyed vocals draping themselves over a slinkier roll and a purring elastic bassline that melts out a melody subtle enough to ensure the full focus is on the girls fronting. Serious vibes.