Review: At the forefront of Ireland's bass and reggae scene, the mighty Irish Moss label present here a new EP from Bazza Ranks, who is no relation to Shabba but is one half of the Dirty Dubsters. Unsurprisingly it's a pretty lively affair with three crazy bangers to get tings lit. First up,"Riddim Rider" kicks things off with some slow rolling breaks, boomy bass and heavy raggamuffin MC action from Jago and Deemas J. Next "Get Darker" is a lighter, Kingston-style summery dub jam and lastly "Policeman" is cool electro reggaeton outing.
Review: Irish skank-wise five piece Bionic Rats revisit a highlight from their 2012 album Seen & Not Heard. Armed with an instantly catchy chorus it's a sun-funked jam that lends itself particularly well to remixes. Which is good, because we have four to choose from: Bobby C Sound TV goes all '80s synth boogie, Max Rubabub puts the dub back into Dublin with a very authentic spacious version, Origin One add a whole bucket of sub while maintaining the upbeat flow while Dirty Dubsters get high on jungle juice and lay down an awesome D&B twister.
Review: Irish Moss recordings: promoting positive vibes in reggae and bass music culture. They don't fail to deliver on their mission statement here, so check this out. Ireland's DJ Obese and Jay Sharp team up again for a full length that is serious fire! "Mr Willams Dirty Dubsterz Meets Special Request" gives us a well rolled lowdown that's hard to argue with. Feel the bass on "Back To Boom City" where Blackout JA tells the truth; blunted style. There's some female MCs on here too such as on "Blue Fishes" (with Soom T's smooth delivery) and there's drum and bass on "I Love" and we'll give you just one guess what they're referring to? We know what you're thinking and don't worry: there's some killer bashment vibes on tracks like "Domino". Jah!