Numa Recordings was set up in 2018 by the Italian soundsystem-destroying DJ, producer and MC collective Numa Crew. With influences ranging from dub, reggae, dubstep, and jungle, Numa Recordings have roared out releases from artists like: XL Mad, Big Chain, Lapo, Ardimann, Hypegrade, Killa P, Riko Dan and Numa Crew themselves.
Review: What a link-up we have here as long-standing collaborators Numa Recordings & Killa's Army link up with XL Mad for a sizzling new creation entitled 'Badman Ting'. As always, Killa's army provides a grizzly selection of vocal additions, over the top of XL Mad's moody instrumental. Although this one is rendered at a slightly slower pace, it loses no energy whatsoever. The project also comes with a fiery addition, entitled 'Ago 'I Got Remix', which takes the original vocal and ups the speed to a more traditional 140 arrangement, coupled with a sneaky instrumental behind, laced with a mystic guitar line and yet more powerful bass work. This is a wicked two tracker, to say the least.
Review: It's safe to say that the Numa Recordings catalogue is a pretty spectacular thing to take a peek at, which has been added to by this fabulous new collection as they unveil the second edition of their 'Heartless Badboys' EP Series. We begin our four track journey with Lapo, who delivers a synth-heavy party starter in 'Automatic Soul', a crunchy number that finds itself switching perfectly between electronic leads and dubwise delays. Next, Leon P is joined by Ago for a piece of breaksy brilliance on 'Juju', followed by a serious upswing in tempo as T-Kay delivers some metallic mastery on 'Monarch'. Finally, things get a little techy as XL Mad unleashes 'Death Valley', a crunchy tech-inspired roller, giving us an excellent final touch.
Review: Well we can safely say that new school reggae is alive and well as we take a listen to this terrific link up between the legendary production skill sets of Numa Crew and the touching vocals of XL Mad for a system rattler by the name of 'Real Reggae Music'. It's a match made in heaven as XL Mad delivers a sweet, well arranged vocal line doused in singalong-ready harmonic structures over the super weighty sounds of Numa Crew's flawless riddim below. This release also comes complete with a highly energetic jungle rethink from T-Kay, which adds a fantastic level of variation to the project as a whole.
Review: Now this sure is a tasty link up as we welcome the top quality combination stylings of both Numa Crew and Riko Dan, two veterans in their respective scenes, delivering banger after banger for years. The track itself takes the name 'Babylon' and is a certified rave-ready roller, driven by Numa Crew's incredibly crisp instrumental triplet structure, dripping in sub heavy sauce and bouncy clap energy. This base provides the perfect platform for Riko to unleash his lethal patois flows, making this one a must have for any 140 DJ!
Review: Right here we are tuned into some fresh, exciting new dancehall flavours as we see the Numa Crew team up with a number of different vocalists, who all supply some weighty flavours over the super colourful 'Ghetto Youth Riddim', courtesy of Numa Recordings. We first hear the legendary combination of Big Chain, Killa P and Irah provide some high energy bashment vocal lines, before XL touches for a more conventional auto-tune heavy version, perfect for the dance. Following this we hear Mannaro Man run riot over 'Glimmity Glammity', rounding everything off nicely.
Review: The team at Numa Recordings have assembled one hell of a selection here as we see them introduce four fantastic originals as part of this brand new 'Heartless Badboys' EP project. Firstly we see the well renowned Numa Crew get busy alongside the super catchy vocals of XL Mad on 'Broka', before we jump into the super smooth yet grimey flavours of Hypergrade's 'Cabala'. Next on the menu, we tuck into what we presume is the title track as 'Heartless Badboys' ushers forth with a tonne of half-time synthetic energy, courtesy of Ago & T.Kay. We then finish up with the old school junglist twists and turns of 'Old Ravers' from Lapo, wrapping up a very clever four track piece.