YT’s album Revolution Time explodes with fierce digital dancehall riddims, upon which the MC keeps it irie with talented and timely vocals. While guests Mungo’s Hi Fi, Solo Banton, and Mr. Williamz alone make this worth a listen, YT holds his own on the microphone on these strong tracks. Lead (and downloadable) single “Forward To Reality” is an indictment of modern times, “World News” gives the Dutty Diseases riddim an excellent workout, while closer “Heathen Agenda” is smooth with an upbeat vibe - balance is the key here, as YT includes a lot of different styles within the reggae-sphere. A nice mixtape from Ashanti Yard is available as well…
Jahtari is rewriting digital dub history once again with the latest installment of their powerful Jahtarian Dubbers series, Vol. 3. Digital is available on Juno, and physical formats are available via Jahtari directly. Prepare your minds for deep dubs from label regulars John Frum, Rootah, Soom T, El Fata, Ranking Levy, the always mysterious Jahtari Riddim Force, and of course prolific label boss Disrupt. Mungo’s Hi Fi, Mikey Murka and Maffi drop some digi-heat as well, though the biggest surprise here must be Lee Perry’s appearance. This compilation is full of dubbed-out bass: John Frum unleashes the echoplex on a twisting melody-line, Monkey Marc is more dance-floor focused while still meandering through the dubasphere, and Soom T’s vocals are on point per usual.
Mungo’s Hi Fi, the proper dub sound-system from Scotland, primarily release hard-hitting digital-dub reggae tracks. Their latest album “Forward Ever” features a lot of great tracks, with vocals coming from a lot of big names within the digi-dub world. The well-produced riddims are big and fierce, simple, in that they highlight the vocals, but never dull. Here’s “Musically Mad” feat. Mr Williamz to take you to another dimension:
And… we’re not done, here’s a monstrous recent mix loaded up with all sorts of nice Mungo’s Hi Fi tracks:
EDIT: Here’s a digital video for the digital dub anthem “Computer Age” also featuring Mr. Williamz: