There’s for instance Ltd Candy, which some of you might know from the Jahtari label. With her voluptuous voice she breaks the silence on “Like Silence”. There’s also Giulio Frausin, aka The Sleeping Tree, who takes “Dreada Dan Dread” on higher rasta levels; or Rankin’ Alpha with some militant spoken word on “The Unpresent Spirit”. You also get Camila Monasterio, voice of Spanish dubcombo Hotdrop, on “Unravel” and Ranking Forrest on “Want Rub A Dub”.
These vocalists help make Macchine Parlante one of the best dub releases we’ve heard this year. Papa Lele and Gamino let their sound drift on a warm digital groove, reminding us of the times Rhythm & Sound were still active. Macchine Parlante is rootsy but contemporary, combining hypnotising riddims with urban poetry.