Dreadsquad - Riddim Machine, Vol. 3 (REPRESS)
Released 12th October 2018
Dreadsquad, AKA Marek Bogdanski, returns to the scene with the second and third instalments of his Riddim Machine series. As part of a collaboration consisting of Dreadsquad’s own Superfly Studio and the renowned Moonshine Recordings, listeners are in for a treat, courtesy of Poland’s most prolific reggae dancehall producer. As ever, Dreadsquad manage to encapsulate all evolutions of reggae – from rocksteady , roots and rub-a-dub to dancehall and dub – all with a present-day twist to keep the bass bins rumbling and the people skanking. Both volumes will be available in both vinyl and digital format, so there’s no excuse to miss out!
Volume 3 serves to retain Dreadsquad’s core values – their attitude towards mash-ups and remixes, their roots in all that is reggae – whilst also providing a sound that is refreshing, original, and showcases some of the finest up & coming talent. Whereas Volume 2 remains much more true to its roots, Volume 3 turns up the heat and brings the fire to the dance. Once again, the LP is littered with artists who are soon to be on everyone’s radar. Skarra Mucci, Zico MC, Jman, Charlie P, Million Stylez, need we say more? Riddim Machine Vol. 3 is chocked full of edits and remixes guaranteed to start a fire in any venue. The legendary Papa Michigan’s Nice Up The Dance is flipped on its head, with just the right amount of amen breaks and Reese bass to keep any junglist’s gun fingers in the air. Get Away revolves around a display of lyrical wizardry from MenaceLive, Jman and Zico MC in true cypher style. CharlieP makes a special appearance for the digi-dancehall smasher That Is Life, complete with classic 80s orchestral hits reminiscent of the foundation fashion. This one’s a dubplate; you should feel blessed to hear it!
a1. Dreadsquad feat. Doubla J - Full Time
a2. Papa Michigan - Nice Up The Dance (Dreadsquad remix)
a3. Taiwan MC - Gwaan Gyal (Dreadsquad Remix
a4. Dreadsquad feat. Million Stylez & Richie Riott - Gimmi Di Vapor
b1. Dreadsquad feat. Skarra Mucci - Friendenemy
b2. Dreadsquad feat. Zico MC - And We Do It Like This
b3. Dreadsquad feat. Ward 21 (Kunley Da Kulprit) - She Wants Ganja
b4. Dreadsquad feat. Jman - Screw Face
b5. Dreadsquad feat. MenaceLive & Jman & Zico MC - Get Away