Review: Bulabeats are back on it with this new compilation of high-powered Ska & Dub, taking us through the entire reggae wheel, and landing on some pretty unexpected territories along the way. Johnnypulse, Mo Matic and JPSTOL get together and fill us with heartical delights from start to finish, but their tunes aren't limimted to a dub tempo per se. On the contrary, a dubwise feel is added to slamming jungle beats, raucous d&b breaks, and even a little grime sensitivity for the South London massive. If you're into all things 'dubby', then this is certainly one to check. Big up, Bulabeats!
Review: It's time to jump into yet another top quality compilation project, curated by the combined sounds of both Jonnypluse and JPSTOL, two sounds that are really carving out a niche for themselves in a crowded breakbeat marketplace. This full tracklisting offers up seven original smashers from Jonny, along with a Cut & Paste version of 'Funky Time', with JPSTOL supplying two original creations for good measure. There are a few clear standouts with MC Coppa's vocal assistance on 'Never Get Old' being one of them, along with the high energy, shuffling breaks and bubbling bass tones of 'Drop This In The Middle'.
Review: For this latest edition of future ska selections, we are pleased to see Jonnypluse, Distro Punks, Mo Matik and JPstol team up for 'Dub Skank Riddims', which comes flying onto our shelves courtesy of the Distro Punks imprint. As far as the tracks go, the harmonic structures and uplifting vocal hooks of 'Never Get Old Skank' put an instant smile on your face, along with electronic ska hybrid 'Loud People' and the percussive perusings of 'The Incredible Riddim'. For us, the clear highlights for this project have to include '135 Rinka (Ska version)', an unusual slice of dubwise goodness, dipping between breakbeat structures and more traditional rhythmic grooves, along with JPistol's pleasing 'APe Panic Riddim'. Tasty stuff.