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CAPITOL 1212: Rebels Arise feat. BLACKOUT JA/ Freedom feat. CLINTON SLY & THE DBLE 12 HORNS

CAPITOL 1212 feat. BLACKOUT JA: Rebels Arise / Freedom New material from Capitol 1212 then, in the form of new digi-single Rebels Arise/ Freedom. It’s something of a vocal ‘rasp-off’ as Blackout JA and Clinton Sly go head to head to see who can muster the most grit. Blackout wins hands down of course – but then he is now sponsored by Draper and Toolstation for his voice’s use in the surface modification industry.  Despite this victory, both
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DIRTY DUBSTERS feat. RI RA & BLACKOUT JA: Back To Boom City (2015)

Back To Boom City Dirty DubstersBack To Boom City is the second single off Dirty Dubsters‘ forthcoming second LP Special Request due next month and once again unites boom-bap beats with dancehall touches. The lyric video for …Boom City adopts a Sin City neo-noir feel although with the focus on the ‘boom’ rather than the ‘sin’ obviously. Footage of grainy black and white backdrops, across which hard-boiled Irish rapper
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BLUNTSKULL: The Blunt Force EP (2010)

Blunt Force BluntskullRating: ★★★★★ Waaarning! Reggae boom-bap alert as Bluntskull delivers heavy trauma to the dancefloor with his Blunt Force EP! It’s all about the 90s bashment feel as the man unleashes a trio of cuts built around muscular sampled breaks like so much armoured cladding. Opener Gwan Like Dem Bad finds our man very much gwan like him bad with Melvin Bliss’s mighty Synthetic
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MR BENN feat. EVA LAZARUS, BLACKOUT JA & CHAMPIAN: Stars (2014)

Stars Mr BennRating: ★★★★★ Mr Benn cannily returns with the sunshine and three sunshine-drenched covers of Cornell Campbell’s Stars which will appear as a special 7″ double pack from the Nice Up! Records crew. Eva Lazarus delivers a super sweet female vocal take on the original lyrics, Blackout JA appropriates Mr Benn’s version of the riddim in order to call out corruption (in politics, education
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MR BENN: Shake A Leg (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★ Big up the Bristol Massive! Mr Benn finally comes through with Shake A Leg – an album that’s been ‘soon come’ for so long that it was starting to make even the most generous concept of ‘island time’ look like a mockery. Our man doesn’t disappoint though delivering a scorching eleven track set of varying bashment flavour – damn near any one of which could be a
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MR BENN feat. BLACKOUT JA: Run Come (2013) Free download

Now ‘ear this! It’s the champion sound of Mr Benn and the gravel-voiced Blackout JA with a Bristol bashment banger (featuring backing vox from Dub Mafia’s Eva Lazarus) just in time for Bristol’s St Paul’s Carnival this weekend. Happy days! Can’t make the carnival? Download this free below and recreate the vibe. For additional realism – buy some Red Stripe at your local offy (making sure you pay
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DIRTY DUBSTERS feat. BASS NACHO & BLACKOUT JA: Real Bad Boys (2013)

Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? – asked Inner Circle back in ’87. It’s been a long time coming but the answer is obviously to rework the track in a digi-dancehall, nasty-ass bass stylee, call it Real Bad Boys and send it out the front to deal with ‘them’ while you scarper out the back. Which is basically what Dirty Dubsters have done – as well as
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DIRTY DUBSTERS: ‘Fire It Up’ album (2013)

Please don’t adjust your seismographs – all that intense activity is just the Dirty Dubsters‘ debut album. Fire It Up finds the boys who put the ‘dub’ into Dublin lighting up the bottom end bong to finally make (split infinitive intentional) their first full-length journey into outer bass. Production crew are the Dubsters themselves of course while vocal crew are guests: Mystro, Leiko Tola, YT, Clinton
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BLUNTSKULL feat. BLACKOUT JA: Bus It In 2 (2012)

In which Bluntskull drops some heavyweight dancehall action. In order to properly facilitate maximum bass vibes on Bus It In 2 he enlists the help of Bristolian dancehall vocalist Blackout JA. Blackout obliges with a vocal that sounds like half a ton of gravel sliding off the back of a tip-up truck and which, for all I know, is an extended and well-deserved tirade against Bristol’s notoriously overpriced and unreliable public transport network
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