Review: LA junglists Noah D and No Thing get AAA access to the Liondub vaults and are told to do their damage with their unique fusion of dancehall, digidub, jungle and bass. Subverting 11 of Liondub's wide-reaching releases, the album-sized results are exciting, unique and full of surprises such as the vocalised synth layers on "Control", the rich vocal focus of Bunny General on "Soundwar" and the out-and-out badmanisms of "Nuke A Soundboy". A really interesting remix concept that works just as well as whole as it does as a collection of serious floor-firers.
Review: Having already made his debut on T&A with "Shottas", Dominican-born producer Munchi is back for a second bite of the cherry with this remix package. Among those making use of Mr. Lexx's deep booming vocal tone include Alvaro, who constructs a thin, tropical beat to wrap it around, while Bertonbeats makes use of the original's skanking sections to get his dubstep fully on. FFF get brilliantly hectic by speeding things up to an insane degree, adding the Amen beat for good measure, while Nguzungguzu drops a perfect minimal Bmore reworking that will leave you simply breathless. Seek out further mixes included here too from Unsub, Harikari, Shaun D and the mighty Schlachtofbronx.
Review: Calling all gyalists! Rumble, Mr Lexx and Suku Ward have teamed up on Liondub International for a carnival-ready dancehall jammer "Gyalis" which is flipped in a multitude of ways by some of the best in the game; Filip Motovunski gets his low-slung swagger on, UK hip-hop legends The Nextmen get busy on the bashy tip, Lost City finds his way with a powerful tribal halftime twist while Sao Paulo's finest L Side provides the headshot with the immense roller version. Think "Night Flight" on a ragga vibe and you're in the right dance.