Review: Parly B is a vocalist who doesn't need much introduction, his releases over nearly 10 years have done that for him. He's landing on Liondub for an album and blimey, it's a big one. He's roped in a wide range of artists on production credits and the results are predictably fearsome, especially 'Black Lives Matter' featuring Sikka, who stretches out Parly's vocals over a stepping, funky yet bad boy beat. FleCK knows how to lay things down, and Parly is at his best on 'Lyrics Spree'. Big stuff.
Review: From start to finish this is a project we thoroughly enjoyed as new school reggae hero Parly B unveils his brand new 'Lyrics Spree' album, courtesy of the mighty Scotch Bonnet. We see a real range if modern reggae themes expressed throughout the project, from the oldschool dancehall triplets of the title track 'Lyrics Spree' and 'Mad' alongside The 4'20' Sound, to the more digital roots stylings of 'Motorbike featuring Danny T & Tradesman. For us this project is full of highlights, with particular stand outs being the high profile collaboration with Mungo's HiFi and Charlie P entitled 'You Mi A Look' and the stripped back groover known as 'Money' alongside Stalawa.
Review: Scotch Bonnet's Puffer's Choice 3 is a celebration of both the label's Scottish heritage and its global connection to soundsystem cultures worldwide and that collective dubwise spirit. At 12-tracks large Volume 3 is a buffet of dub treats galore that's ready to consume; be your tastes the heavy bass and killer distortion of Flying Fox's "Weak Hearts" to the Afro-rhythms and chiptune melodies of Shokryme & RTKal's "Bbs". Find some sweet lover's rock in Stalawa & Nazizi's "Rather Be Alone" alongside the subby dubs of UK pop and reggae touches in Somah & Nem's "Sailor". Parly B chips in with a veterans cut of the righteous reggaeton number "Lyrics Spree" alongside the easy-now dancehall of Bony Fly & JonnyGo Figure's "Crucial" or the woozy, snapping dubstep & rap in Mungo's Hi Fi hook up with Gardna & Charli Brix. For the Pure dub reggae vibe head straight to Jeb Loy Nichols' "To Be Rich (Should Be A Crime)" and don't forget to Puff Puff give.