Deep in the underground there's an ancient jungle bible written in a language older than Sanskrit. Only a small collection of the elders can still read it fluently and even fewer new producers. Jem One is one of the text's closest, more meticulous readers; not only does he understand the ancient drum sermons and dangerous messages of physical sonic bombardment, but he relates them in a way that makes total sense to the present and indeed the future. Having demonstrated this at 140 late 2015, he now returns with a reminder at how volatile and exciting these dynamics are at 172: "Virus" rolls with overwhelming drums and a gritty bassline that gurgles relentlessly. "Dubplates States" takes a similar approach but with the bass brought closer to the fore and a subtle vocal wrapping itself over the heady mix for added rave pleasure. Long may Jem's readings continue.
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