just when you thought sleng teng could go no further, it is back with this booming version for the dancehalls of today. dem stylee on the flip side is a perfect compliment to this limited edition white label for all rub a dub bass technicians.
2008 release from scotlands nr. 1 reggae dancehall sound system and bona-fide institution. mungos hi fi have been releasing hits since 2001 when their killer tracks wickedness and ing (featuring brother culture) first took the world by storm getting heavy plays by jah shaka, the late great john peel and mr. scruff. sound system champions spans a broad selection of musical stylings from ska and rocksteady, through roots and steppers, to rub a dub, digital roots and dancehall. as with their live sound, powered by their own enormous, homebuilt p.a., their inspirational productions continuously push reggae boundaries into new groundbreaking frontiers.
the first ep, titled bong bong is a foray into the world of digital reggae. the much requested title track takes sister nancys bam bam bang up to date in a smoky fashion. sooms singing abilities shine through in the ultra modern 31st century song. i need weed and boom shiva are familiar tales about the good ole chronic which appeared on jahtaris ode to a carrot . these versions are from a much earlier recording session and have a different edge.
mungos hi fi remixing >everyman does his thing a little way different< taken from the album >time will tell< by henry and louis meets blue and red (aka rsd). the vocal is by pacey, a reworking of errol dunkleys original. >time will tell< came about following a chance encounter with ub40 in jamaica, who linked up a legendary recording session with top artists like johnny clarke, tony tuff and willie williams. mungos hi fi have taken the vocal and crafted a one a way riddim track bringing it bang up to date with a heavyweight production and a bassline you can feel as well as hear. flip over the 180g heavyweight 12 inch and your confronted with what has to be one of the most interesting dubs to come out of the mungos hi fi studio.
>get it already< and >she gone< have a slightly darker more melancholy sound, while the >she gone< dub provides a whole new drum pattern which gives the track a completely different flavour. >get it already< is a slow burning dubbers riddim, obviously informed by the production styles of king tubby and the wackies stable to a very high standard, featuring roots deep subs and perfectly placed fx on a riddim ideally suited to mikey murka?s singjay styles, easily comparable to tikiman or sugar minott for a quick reference. >she gone< on the flipside is a grinding digi dancehall riddim toasted again by mikey murka, this time adopting a far more melodic sung style. this brilliant riddim is also included in unadorned dub version too