A Krafty bootleg of the Robert Nesta Marley singalong classic, with added beefed-up beats and an MC filling in a few gaps in between. Krafty always makes an unexpected bootleg work.
Despite the predictability of this track, from the lyrical content to the choice of pads and patterns, this little dancefloor number isn't too terrible. It serves its purpose well and unashamedly, and although not generally to the taste of the more seasonal club attendee, it should satisfy the palate of the fresher meat.
No one can touch Classic when it’s on form, and with this EP from Dalston Superstore and Dance Tunnel man Dan Beaumont, all concerned are indeed entirely untouchable. ‘Trippy Pumper’ is pulsating, party madness. Any dancefloor that it cannot reduce to vibrating lunacy is worthy of neither your time or effort. ‘Dan’s Jam’ is brooding, tracky disco, eight minutes of sparse, heads-down mania that succeeds despite having no discernible bassline. ‘This Feeling’ drops a little acid into proceedings. Most welcome it is too, as is Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33s mix.
Sure, there are points on his ‘Candle Coast EP’ where Ben Jacobs sounds like a lot of other producers making happy, overtly musical 4/4, but then there’s also ‘Dancrodile’ - a guitar-flecked marimba-driven funkster of a production that’s a proven grey-London-morning-pick-me-up. It’s the glaring hit in the middle of a solid three-tracker that just builds and builds melodically to the point where you can actually taste the serotonin seeping into your central nervous system.