Has everyone who’s made anything good this year just saved it up to be released in September? I know the summer’s festival season isn’t the best time to put out your wares and in any case – anyone who might be releasing something is usually off their tits in a field somewhere, but this September has been mental. By the way, anyone who thinks the monkey’s been over-generous with the old five stars can rest assured there’s a stinker or two coming up in a short minute. But before that – back to this, which illustrates perfectly that ‘grand-daddy of the reggae remixers’, J Star, is not one to fiddle while Rome burns and let upstarts like Wicked Devil and Sandy Balls (no, really) steal his bass thunder. Thus Regulate Rock splices the reggae edit of Marlena Shaw’s Woman of The Ghetto with an old Warren G & Nate Dogg vocal creating a dutty skankin monster that insists you bump n grind, then, over on the flip, he’s got French MC Raggasonic to spit righteous fire over a Junior Byles riddim. More classy rockers innit!
Out 24 September. Ish