Various Artists - The Fifth Column LP [4x12" LP]
Repress 7th September 2018
The Fifth Column is a secretive resistance movement that strikes from within. This album is its manifesto.
From cavernous, tribal experiments in dub vernacular to tense, tweaked out soundscapes to glittering atmospheres refracted through sheets of furiously inventive amens, each of these sixteen tunes stands on its own merits while reflecting a different facet of our sound; never stuck in the past, never nostalgic for the sake of it, but staying true to the soundsystem roots of this music. Each one is an exact articulation of our collective identity.
We believe that every single one of these tunes channels the spirit of the original artform, and that every single one of the artists involved has put their own twist on the culture and built something that will stand the test of time.
Featuring: Ahmad & Akinsa, Dead Man's Chest & Sknjob, Digital, Double O, Forest Drive West, Greenleaf, Gremlinz & Jesta, Mantra, Nucleus, Outer Heaven, Rumbleton, Seba ft Bkackeye MC, Sully, Theory, The Untouchables, X Nation.
With Support from: OM Unit, Paradox, Barely Legal, Bailey, Rene LaVice, Fabio, Loxy, Flight, DJ Storm, J Kenzo, Spirit, Pessimist
a1. Seba & Blackeye MC - War on Music
a2. Ahmad & Akinsa - Delusions
b1. Mantra - Nocturne
b2. Gremlinz & Jesta - Untitled (Responsible)
c1. Double O - Shuffling on Zion's Bus
c2. Forest Drive West - Last Day
d1. Outer Heaven - Murder
d2. Rumbleton - Reality
e1. Nucleus - Raw Delux
e2. X Nation - Every time
f1. Theory - Rastafari
f2. The Untouchables - Monkey Shoulder
g1. Sully - Amor
g2. Sully - Amor (Digital Remix)
h1. Greenleaf - Time
h2. Dead Man's Chest & Sknjob - Exhale