The European fiscal storm might be pissing down from an especially great height on Greece and Ireland at the minute but here’s a team-up to bring a few rays of musical sunshine as Cretan producer Djtzinas (or is it DJ Tzinas – I’m never quite sure?) gets signed up to Irish label Bulabeats. Tzinas’s Mad So Mash EP is a short and sweet three-tracker demonstrating the talents of a man who knows how to prudently spread the contents of his musical portfolio across several genres rather than risk ‘an eggs-in-one-basket’ scenario. Thus we have the ragga-dancehall-tinged Beasties’ mash-up An Open Letter To Jamaica, the even better latin/dancehall combo El Reino De Bomba and the super-happy island-flavoured dnb of the title track which’ll have you skankin’ while your economy’s tankin’. Chek!
(Out 10 March 2012)