Review: Mo-Matic, mo problems... Problems for you - the choice of four excellent versions. Problems for your dancefloor - big bassy ones. Let's start with Mo's original: a low-swung slug cut that combines an A-Skillz flavoured wormy b-line with surging vibrant synths, it's a real face-muncher with myriad twists and drops along the way. But don't stop there. Remixes from DJ Love, Some DJ and Morlack complete the package, causing all kinds of carnage opportunities for any DJ with a penchant for the busted beat and raffish low-ends. A true party piece, this deserves all kinds of attention.
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: 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.