Check out todays Sunday Herald Sun in Melbourne for the very first review of the brand new (yet to be released) Bomba vs Laroz cd:
In short: Aussie reggae great skillfully remixed.
Fronted by Nicky Bomba, who has collaborated with such leading artists as Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano and the John Butler Trio, this is an outfit that holds the title of Australia’s No.1 exponent of good-time reggae.
With ‘Bomba vs Laroz’ the band presents 10 choice cuts from last year’s brilliant ‘Learn To Breathe’ album as reworked by mixmaster Laroz. The recording also features two exciting new songs.
This is an upbeat recording that highlights Bomba’s smooth reggae stylings and presents the band in a way that is fresh and accessible to those with tastes that lean more towards funk, hip-hop and soul than reggae.
However, Laroz’s greatest mixing achievements on this album are its old-school dub reggae-styled tracks, such as ‘Black Cat’ and ‘One Fine Day.’
For a dance-oriented audience, the cool funk of ‘Kiss Your Fate’ and ‘Essence Changed’ deserve honourable mentions.
written by David Flaherty