Boomkat Product Review:
Another selection of modern reggae and soulful dub from Daniel W. Best, this time opening with a Rolling Stones cover: Afro-German collective Sisters take on 'Play With Fire', applying a slow, skanking rhythm and sweet, airy vocals before the not dissimilar pop-infused soul of Kabuki & Natalie Gardiner takes over on 'Another You'. The Best Seven selections always seem able to navigate a unique path through reggae genre variants, although there's always an argument to be made that the material drifts too far away from the source. Keeping that in mind, The Black Seeds prove themselves to be a cut above with their vintage sound designs and harmonised backing vocals, coming closer to the original spirit of reggae and dub without over-reaching for authenticity. The Dynamics pull off a similar trick with their heavy bass and echo tactics on '90% Of Me Is You', throwing a vocal into the mix that taps into classic American soul tropes.