Review: Originally set for release this summer, Congo Natty's long-awaited new studio album 'Ancestorz' is finally out in the wild. One of the most extensive and explorative bodies of work Congo's ever written, 'Ancestorz' takes us on a historical mission through black history as he reminds us how reggae is the father and jungle is the son. From the gulliest of shock-outs like 'Athos' to more meditative, conscious jams like 'Rebel Soul' and 'Marching 2 Zion' via hip-hop, jazz and dub, this is an immense piece of work that's nothing short of album of the year material.
Review: Congo Natty's epic new album 'Jungle Ancestorz' is imminent and the jungle pioneer continues to tease us with the goods with two more crucial cuts. 'Dragon Slayer' lowers the tempo just a smidgeon to allow the soul to shine through as a range of voices weave and mix over the loose limbed breakbeats highlighting the inequalities and authority's abuse of power. 'Binghy Man' continues the conscious vibe Congo has always pushed, joining the dots between reggae (the father) and jungle (the son). Roger Sylvester RIP.