Review: Long running dub dons Nice Up! unveil a brand new talent on their latest: that man is Escape Roots, a Glaswegian producer and Mungo's HiFi's Walk n Skank resident who calls upon vocalist Dandelion to muse on the many different joys of ganga. Riding on classic dancehall rhythms with hooky guitar riffs and tumbling claps, Dandelion touches on toothpaste, butter, soap and the titular Ganga Socks. It's tongue in cheek, head in the clouds stuff that will have you skanking for days. For those who like it more stripped back, flipside "Version" is where it's at.
Stranger In Town (Gentleman dub club remix) (3:55)
Stranger In Town (Gentleman dub club dub) (3:56)
Review: Riddim Punks are still riding off the success of their huge remix of Chronixx's "Sell My Gun", but now return with more heat. This one was written with Jamaican/Canadian reggae superstar Exco Levi and touches on themes of cultural alienation, the Windrush scandal and immigration. The bass is blistering and the effects subtle yet superb. The enveloping sub bass is present and correct and ensures this one will do plenty of club damage. What's more, it is taken from a forthcoming album so keep your eyes peeled for that one.