The first BiggaBush solo album after the demise of Rockers Hi Fi was “BiggaBush Free”, originally released on Stereo Deluxe in 2004. The album title stems from a desire to break away from some of the conventions and habits of the normal Bush working method and produce some fresh sounds. Still sounding fresh after 10-years, its anniversary is marked by a digital re-issue available via bandcamp.
This month’s mix is a hefty slab of 70s library funk, Bollywood horror soundtracks, Ethio-jazz, Sade on cough syrup and psych-rock. Leavened with the usual selection of instrumental beats and hip hop, some balls-out spaghetti western dubstep and dub poetry and topped off with some sweet Indonesian pop.
The first Lightning Head album ranges from freewheeling dub to batucada to latin-inflected piano and brass stabs, taking you on a journey from Kingston JA to Havana Cuba. Guest vocalists Farda P (Rockers Hi Fi), Singing Bird, Patrice Bart-Williams and Monterria. Features the classic dancehall mutant “Me & Me Princess” plus bonus tracks.
Available in all download formats on bandcamp