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WRONGTOM MEETS THE RAGGA TWINS In Time ★★★ Tru Thoughts

A heavy­weight meet­ing of the minds with Lon­don pro­ducer Wrongtom Robin­son team­ing up with Shut Up & Dance stal­warts and junglist dons The Ragga Twins for a lovely blast of dub, dance­hall and the kind of rid­dims few oth­ers can make. Robin­son has been at this meet-and-greet game for a while, work­ing pre­vi­ously with the likes of Roots Manuva and Deemas J on al­bums full of heft and power. Team­ing up with Flinty Bad­man and De­man Rock­ers makes per­fect sense, al­low­ing the col­lab­o­ra­tors to fire up soundsys­tem-friendly fare through­out. The Twins can be fast and fu­ri­ous rhymers, but they slow the tempo to work with Robin­son’s vin­tage dance­hall grooves. The re­sult are tracks of a skank­ing dis­po­si­tion which take you back to the 1980s reg­gae roots scene. One for the dancers in the au­di­ence. tru-thoughts.co.uk JIM CAR­ROLL

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