It's perhaps a bit of a stretch to class all of these floor-friendly bootlegs as "ragga". The opener from label bosses The Dirty Dubsters is actually a skanking, dubwise, breaks-friendly rework of soul classic "Papa Was A Rolling Stone". Titan Sound's "Boom In The Jungle" sounds a bit like a slightly more dutty take on the classic reggae/hip-hop mash-ups once successfully peddled by J-Star. Perhaps the biggest cut of the lot, though, is the gargantuan skank of ZJ TZinas and Mrbigk's "My Style Is De Bomb". That said, the incessant ragga bounce of Spenda's "Get Hot Bun Dem" runs it close, if only for the amount of whoops it manages to cram into four minutes!
Titan Sound - AKA producers Pappa Demus and Selecta Demo - specialise in the kind of booming, bass-heavy reggae, ragga and dancehall mash-ups that meld together familiar riddims and accapellas in devastating new ways. The killer cut on this three-tracker for Dirty Dubster Digital is undoubtedly "Adidas Episode", which places the vocal from De La Soul's "My Adidas" atop a righteous dancehall rhythm. It shouldn't work, but it really does. "Tear The Roof Off" takes a more baggy ska-influenced approach, again blending a familiar hip-hop acapella with jaunty grooves. Finally, "Warning" offers a straight-up hip-hop reggae approach for those feeling the head nodding, singalong vibes.
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