Review: Scotland's most trusted reggae sound system Mungo's Hi Fi returns to Scotch Bonnet with the second single from the Soul Radio album, released earlier this year. It sees Sonny and Cher's 1967 number "And The Beat Goes On" souped-up ska-style with piano-led rhythms and vocal trips turned to something instrumental in "Ivory Coast". The Beat Goes SKA! takes in three distinct artists from different eras via an inter-generational family in Italian vocalist Marina P, legendary rocksteady and reggae deejay Dennis Alcapone and dancehall entertainer turned vocalist Tippa Irie on the mic! Said to embody the spirits of legends like Theophilus Beckford and Gladstone Anderson, the ska goes on!
Review: Music For The People return with their eighth release by none other than main edit man, Krakowski, who has already injected a great deal of boogie retouching into the label thanks to his previous EP. "Skabotage" opens things up in true stepper style, bringing in those brass horns and placing them over some Beastie Boys lyrics to mix things up more than ever before! "The Final Skankdown" is more of a lover's rock ting, re-hashing a track that's almost too famous to name, whereas "Dubbing My Religion" adds a roots-style percussion work over yet another pop anthem. Finally, "La Bambska" slows the original "Bamba" down to blissful reggae tones - incredible