Review: When it comes to contemporary reggae collaborations, Rise Up star Turbulence is a big look. With a distinctive vocal style, his delivery is so emphatic he'll have you singing along before you even know the words. Naturally this hook-up with Dirty Dubsters is no exception as he surges forth over a bubbling digidub hook. Remix-wise we're bombarded with boundary-bashing rubs: King Yoof gets lively with a vibrant jump-up breaks blend, Zion Train get deep with a rippling sub session, Numa Crew serve up a slamming, swaggering halfstep version while T-Kay closes the show with a spotless jump-up D&B shout out. Each version tickling a different corner of the dance, Irish Moss have curated a very special set right here.
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: Four massive remixes and the original "Inna Mi Draw" reach our eager ears in this blazer from Liondub Int. Messing with the smooth reggae and dancehall vibes of the original stylings, Potential Badboy add a swagger and sway for the first rework. The legendary Serial Killaz push their junglist flex, Curfew Steppas take things a little bit leftfield with on-point off-beat riddims and finally, Voltage twists the original into his own jump-up fantasy. A blistering release from one of the best labels of its type out there - get on it!