Review: Lest we forget the legacy of legendary 80s dub master King Tubby. Full of instrumental dubs perfect for that balmy afternoon you can imagine experiencing either in Kingston or with the Wax Treatment crew somewhere in Berlin, Jamacian duo Mafia & Fluxy's homage to the King is real. With not a vocal in sight, percussion, drums, snares and pianos are splashed between the beats in all matter of reverb and delay techniques classic to 60s,70s and 80s dub, as if tipping its hat to Blackboard Jungle Dub too. Calling in The Pharmacist for a second album collaboration as well, Mafia & Fluxy pay their respects.
Review: It's the album that spawned Benny L's "Police In Helicopter" remix... Hospital hooking up with one of the most prolific reggae importers in the UK during the 70s - 90s opens up a whole trove of roots and connections between the genre and its soundsystem roots. As such as the whole album is awash with classics remixes by many of the label's best artists and friends. Highlights include T>I's soul-slapping sing-along take on Alton Ellis's "I'm Still In Love", Nu:Tone's broader than broadway bump-up of Barrington Levy's "Here I Come", London Elektricity's hurricane soul switch up of "Skylarking" and Saxxon's insane twist of John Holt's "Ali Baba". A truly unique collection that celebrates the full culture.