Review: Bristol's Mixjah and Birmingham's K Jah for two sweet and sassy skank-ups; it's a match made in jungle heaven. First the pair go toe-to-toe on a loose drum soul shaker "The Righteous & The Wicked" where breezy pads ease and wheeze behind some very tidy breakcraft. Meanwhile on "Babylon System" K Jah takes Mixjah's original and adds a whole new layer of feels with deftly placed chords and precision step hits. Wicked and bad.
Review: From true jungle to the real jungle: new Bristol label present their first V/A and it comes with added weight and meaning as all profits will go to charities helping preserve the Amazon Rain Forest and its communities. A serious mission requires a serious rollcall so tracks come from the likes of Conrad Subs, Veak, K Jah, Vital Elements, Sikka and of course the label headhoncho Mixjah himself. Highlights include the raw warping wobble bass of Ly Da Buddah's "Lemon Punch", Jumanji's tunnelling jungle romp "Da Skillz", the classic Bristol-flavoured minimalism mischief of Vytol & Mixjah's "So Many Heavens" but that's just the tip of a massive - and highly worthy - iceberg.