Review: Two bubbling D&B booties from Dub Pistol founder Barry Ashworth under his General Narco guise. We won't give too many secrets away, but the titles should give the remix identities away. For a peaktime rewind-heavy slapdown head for the bubbling "Oh Bumba Clott" and for a five minute montage of pure floor unity head for "Dreadlock Holiday". Both absolutely kill it, as always from the Pistols camp.
Review: Barry Ashworth reignites his racketeering bootlegger alter ego General Narco with two sunny-side-skankers. "Cocaine General" plunders Dillinger's famous Peruvian-neuroses anthem over a super-squelchy bass rhythm, "Natty Narco" takes a softer approach as tight guitars and a hypnotic hook provide heaps of space for one of the most iconic voices in roots history. Rack 'em up!
Review: Barry Ashworth dons his booty backpack for another selection of razor-sharp reversions. "Eek Boy" takes Eek-A-Mouse to the forefront of 170BPM science with a skank-packed shock-out while Odetta's "Hit Or Miss" gets both the funk and D&B treatments with insanely funky results. "Ranking Nation" smashes down the dancehall while Horace Andy's classic "Skylarking" enjoys two tempo-flexing interpretations. The term 'bombs' doesn't even begin to describe how on-point these bootlegs are. Serious party bizzle - they don't call him the General for nothing!
Review: Pistolero Narco lurks from round the corner with a herb-serving Richie Spice bootleg. All juicy skanks and brutal bass, it's backed by an even heavier jungle shakedown "General Herb" where amens rattle, subs roll, slick guitars lick and a killer Cutty Ranks sample brings it all together. Yet another accomplished version excursion.
Review: This is a first for all parties: JFB's first official mix, Ghetto Funk's first artist-fronted compilation and Disco Cakes' first ever long playing release. Needless to say each party has really stepped up; JFB has curated a mammoth 37-track adventure exploring every possible corner of Ghetto Funk's sprawling sonic scenery, ranging from wholesome, down-home country funk (Grinny Granddad "Good Girl"), slick ragga-swing (Stickybuds "Clean Air") bump-shuffling electro ghetto (Featurecast "Around The Block") and raw, teeth-clenching bass filth (Skullee - "Badboii"). Leaving no stone unturned, this documents the Ghetto Funk movement with immersive mischief, AND it comes with a killer DJ mix.