Tag Archives: dancehall

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


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

ITCHY & SKRATCHY DJs vs HIDDEN RIDDIM: A Ruff Guide To Bass Hop 2012 (2012) – Free download

It’s all about the rumble. Canadians Itchy & Skratchy and the UK’s Hidden Riddim crew go up against each other on this juddering, throbbing beast of a mixtape with hip-hop, glitch-hop and bass-wobbling numbers all blended seamlessly for your delectation. Loads of Riddim Fruit exclusives turn up that’ll have you head-nodding, dancing and smoking the kush (or all three) by turns. Download

JINX IN DUB: Bass Bunker Dubz EP (2011)

Dublin’s Dirty Dubsters recently signed Jinx In Dub to their label and it’s not hard to see why with this four track EP which (bass) drops four cuts in various dub styles. Warrior Charged rocks it traditional dub reggae style, Shoot 2 Kill opts for a more stuttery beat and Havoc gets it’s twenty first century on by lathering on the bass wobble. It’s opener Traffic Jammin that’s likely to cause the most damage on dancefloors though