Boomkat Product Review:
Isle Of Jura Records / Temple Of Jura Records’ Kevin Griffiths a.k.a. Jura Soudnsystem rounds up a load of dub, downtempo, boogie and synth cuts for an ambient, balmy, lush and funky DJ pack.
Strewn with highlights such as Mix-O-Rap’s All Party People (Special Mix - Go - Go Style), Trevor Bastow’s saucy electro-boogie wiggler Integration, the digi-dubwise pressure of Seashore Dub by Astral Engineering, and a bittersweet synth vignette from Legowelt in Smackos mode.
“The first in a series of compilations by Jura Soundsystem, aka label head Kevin Griffiths, is a blend of Dub, Ambient, Downtempo, Boogie and Proto House with a focus on music never before released on Vinyl, sought after out of print titles and some special versions edited specifically for the album. The intention with this project was to delve deeper into the reissue pond and unearth some lesser known tracks and artists. Highlights include Smackos (AKA Legowelt) Ambient epic ‘We Can Watch Alf In The Hotel Room’, never before released on Vinyl, the Dub / Psych hybrid of Minus Group’s ‘Black Shadow’, Kash’s sought after ‘Percussion Sundance’ and special edits of Ken Dang and Tabou Combo. The end of the album includes some soothing Ambient tools.”