Yes, yes we know, but for the purposes of this particular page we are not focusing on the title track, it’s the b-side ‘Tomorrow’ (feat Raheem DeVaughn) that we’re most interested in. There’s nothing complicated about it, nothing clever, nothing groundbreaking either for that matter. It’s just a beautiful, uplifting track moored around a simple piano hook, slo-mo hip-hop beats and DeVaughn’s super-soulful, spirited vocal.
Coming from Bristol, the UK’s home of mash-up music, this little slice of sunshine makes full use of all its musical roots. The original slab of ragga has been mixed up into something fit for a different dance. So proud to call itself jump-up, it's in the track title, this is low-down and dirty, gritty growling bass done with a smile, lifted by the original dancehall vocal and large sprinkling of dub sirens. Big tings for carnival!
Firstly; Dom & Roland, need we say more? Secondly; a Metalheadz skull disguised as a Zion lion! You already know this one, it’s the VIP! Seriously, we’re loving this release before it’s even hit the speakers. The veteran’s latest release is too big for words: the bass prowls powerfully, with a killer instinct at its heart. It’s an ominous and shady wedge of Kingston Town, steeped in sirens and all things dub, but leaves the sunshine vibes to the side.
In its original format, ‘Clusters’ is an excellent, edgy, piano–led off-beat groove — and Rivet’s remix is also very impressive. Adding a stepping rhythm and garbled foreign language samples, he turns it into a deft dancefloor groove.