Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution continue their distinctive development (or indeed, evolution) of the roots reggae sound with new single The Crossing featuring the ethereal vocal talents of Zoe Prokopiou and the kanun playing of soloist Panos Dimitrakopoulos. Kanun? Yep – that’ll be a stringed instrument with its origins in ancient Assyrian culture, fact fans – and its inclusion continues the Eastern influences at work on the new material already very evident in previous single Egyptian love. Prokopiou only features on the start of the intro over a sonic backdrop of rain or running water and for the first minute or so we are in fairly folk music-ish territory until the reggae properly kicks in but you’ll already be hooked by then anyway.
(Out now HERE)