Review: Representing the vibes and history of Jamaica except with a uniquely British urban twist, Veak drops a five-track testament to his ability as producer here. We've featured his music in the past and every time we do it's a devilish concoction of force and finesse, an amalgamation of ability and acumen. 'Blazing' is as big as it gets, both in terms of its steppy percussion and driving bassline; 'I Need You' reminds of Kings of the Rollers with a bassline that roars out the stops; 'JNGL' is the jungle naughtiness the ep needed; title tune 'Kingston Town' combines reggae atmospherics with a rolling finesse. Sick EP.
Review: Veak is being given the remix treatment of his Kingston Town EP by a whole load of legends, including Bungle, AK12000, Vital Elements and RMS. The result is varied, moody release that touches beautifully upon all the elements of urban-edged dance music, including naughty rollers, stuttering jungle tracks and everything in between. Bungle's remix of 'Blazing' very much falls into the latter category, with a rigid but solid break that underpins the wispy sense of ambience provided by the constant pads looming over the arrangement. The others are equally sick - check em out.