Review: The bright-light, groovy aesthetic of South Yard is back at the start of this year, so get out your Red Stripes and don ya wavey garms because Speaker Louis isn't messing around with this one. Two ragga-infused numbers are here for you, uplifting samples abound and suddenly it's not January - it's June, July and August and the sun is shining. This doesn't stop 'Lyrics Tactic' from coming out the blocks in a moody way, though, and neither does it stop 'Antifascist Jungle Music' from attempting to knock your hat off, and we appreciate the message as well. South Yard always manage to pull out the stops in a way that makes you nervously smile - this one is no different.
Review: From Span with love: South Yard one-up the dickens out their game with their first V/A album. 21 tracks heavy and packed with every skanky, bashy and rolling shade of jungle they've become known for during their three year rise so far. All the mandem present and correct, the likes of Veak, Vital Elements, RMS, Jamie Bostron and many more all join Kursiva for this major league brock-out with savage highlights hanging, swinging and leaping from every corner. Highlights include the flabby bass groans of T.Kay's "Oh! Dread", Kid Mix-A-Lot's euphoric dibby dibby dancefloor smasher "The Stopper" and Ricky Tuff & Brian Brainstorms teeth-baring tear-up "Las Teresitas". Adios amigos!