Review: Conrad Subs is on Raider with a fiery four-tracker designed very much for the dancefloor. It's one of those EPs that you can tell was made with a good time in mind, music whose goal is to bring happiness to a room full of people, and what better way to do that than with vibrant jungle beats? 'Conqueror' is the first and it's also the fattest, with a giant, rolling reece bassline that launches out of the blocks with serious energy. 'Dedication' is glitchier and techier, its grating synths are full of momentum and the whole track just feels like it's on steroids. One of the bassface crew.
Review: Jim Two-Eyes and Parly B, two dancehall artists, are colliding with the world of drum & bass in this excellent release from Raider. The Real Mccoy is its name, no relation to the horse we assume although perhaps to the crisps, and it features a slick original that bumps and grinds its way through vocal tears, stabbing instrumentation and an all-round embrace of funkiness. Conrad Subs nails the remix two, keeping the vocal magic in place but undergirding it with a powerful sub and cracking, booming drum hits. Love this one.
Review: Fresh dancehall? What's not to love as we welcome an all star cast to Raider for the second edition of 'Dancehall DigITAL', a super forward thinking compilation showcasing the best in new school reggae and bashment. We kick this one off with a look at Danny T & Tradesman's high energy collaboration with 'Here I Am', which features catchy vocal lines from Dark Angel, before King Toppa gives a serious digidub relick to G Duppy and Peppery's 'Happy'. Next up, Interrupt joins forces with Tenor Youthman on the nostalgic masterpiece named 'Murderer', chased up by the bashment vibes of 'Kill Dem Already' from Mowty Mahlyka and King Toppa'. We then finish up with the mastery of Shaolin Digital teaming up with Dusty Wata on super swingy 'Rumours & Inequity'. Excellent work from start to finish!