Mungo's Hifi - Sound System Champions (4 stars)

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Mungo's Hifi - Sound System Champions

(Rockers Revolt)

REGGAE ETC

Sound system culture is surprisingly at home in a dreich Scotland and one has come of age here throughout the course of the last decade. Here Mungo’s self-congratulatory debut long-player champions the collective as no less proactive in the studio than their reputation as a forward thinking live phenomenon attests.

Less a roll call and more an organic soup of Jamaican stylings, throwing rocksteady, roots, ska, dub and dancehall into the pot with no lazy production values, each track features a different guest vocalist from international waters and closer to home. And it’s a winner; all hail Mungo’s Hifi.

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