Review: Ready yourself for a massive batch of red-hot dub straight from the minds and hearts of the Digital6 family. Nine huge remixes of the big-hitting "Verdad", Bungalo Dub and Macka B's 2009 classic, a track which took their worldwide sound from Mexico straight to the streets and soundsystems of the world united. It's what good dub does. These remixes have the weighty atmos of the late night underworld, and if you love your dub deep and dank, and love throwing a bit of junglist wildness into the mix, this selection will keep you up for days.
Review: Big bounce dancehall from the heart of Mexico, Bungalo Dub and Macka B's original version of "Verdad" has been bubbling under the radar for well over five years. Now signed to Digital 6 it comes with a broad spectrum of remixes: label boss 6Blocc throws down an array of versions including the rusty, sampler-smashing jungle mix and a smouldering riddim fix while Broke N serves up a shimmer skanked twist and Roommate injects a classic dub mentality to the dub dynamic. Plenty for everyone; all bass styles are covered immaculately here.
Review: With Kingston Express declaring its existence back in 2016 with a run of cream 45s, the label stomps down some more authority with a Kingston Express LP. Roots reggae and dub supremacy all the way here with brass and percussion sections splayed in all manner of directions; rhodes, horns and big band notes all whittled down to their essential elements. A collection of quality instrumental, vocal dubs that shine in their arrangements, ragga, swagger and riddim. Birmingham sound.
Review: In twenty years we will be able to look back and wholeheartedly agree, that there really haven't been many vocalists more consistent that the inevitable Macka B, who here teams up with Ted Ganung for another conscious message in 'Stop It, idiot Ting', a stripped back percussive display, perfect for delivering it's potent meaning. The release also comes complete with a sack of high profile remix additions, with the likes of Jack & Jointz, Roommate, P Skinna, Mukiyare, Anthony Granata and Re-Load all supplying various alterations exploring a wide range of genres and sounds, allowing Macka's important words to be heard in nearly any environment imaginable!
Review: Next up from the Deeper Vision Recordings team we see a very highly rated link up as the world renowned Macka B teams up with the super exciting Ted Ganung for a stripped back piece of musical poetry with 'Stop It, Idiot Ting'. This one really does strip the island sound back to its most basic form as floating guitar plucks are aligned with tripletted percussive drips and a subtle bassline to deliver an introspective message. Macka B is known for his storytelling ability, and he's pulled it off again with some quite charming indeed.
Review: The Deeper Vision Recordings team have arranged a killer host for this one as Ted Ganung teams up with Roommate to deliver four top quality remix projects kicking off with the Roommate rethink of Macka B's 'Stop It, Idiot Ting'. He sends this one down a spacey avenue of popping percussion and sumptuous sub-bass before VIPing Jah Barni's 'Soca Trend' with a softened, steel pan vibe. Following this, we get another VIP version as Blackout Ja's 'Party Non Stop' is given futuristic digi-dub overhaul, again pushed forward by some top quality bass processing, before Lutan Fyah's classic 'Real Rastaman' takes on a sizzling steppers rework. This is yet another showcasing of Roommate's incredible versatility!
Review: Next up, we shall be diving into a very tidy selection indeed as Kingston Express unveil a weighty new selection of potent dubwise collaborations, celebrating the very best of modern reggae music in its purest form. The project features almost too many names to mention, with Earl 16, Horseman, Cheshire Cat, Solo Baton, Richie Phoe, Johnny Clarke, Horace Andy and Macka B all getting involved. Our two highlights have to be incredible arrangements and spacey processing of 'Don't Stop The Dub', alongside the depthy arrangements of 'Unity', which both hit the spot bang on the head!