• danny t & tradesman Built for Sound (LP, £13.50)

    label: Scotch Bonnet

    Leeds has a reputation for heavy duty reggae and dancehall music – and now the city has its own production duo to follow Steely and Clevie and Sly and Robbie. Danny T and Tradesman are two salt-of-the-earth fellas who make no nonsense digital dancehall and steppers. Their album, released by Glasgow’s Scotch Bonnet Records, will do you proud in any home or dance situation. Featuring industrial strength computer craftsmanship and some of the UK, Europe and Jamaica’s finest emcees and singers on the mic – it’s 12 tracks of non-stop bubbling party vibes with a socially conscious edge. Vocal guests include former World’s Fastest Rapper Daddy Freddy, UK bashment royalty Warrior Queen, Barcelona’s Sr Wilson and Jamaican veterans Lutan Fyah and Earl Sixteen. TRACKLIST: 1. Dance haffi nice ft Daddy Freddy, 2. First choice ft David Boomah & Parly B, 3. Be strong ft Claire Angel, 4. Who mi fi trust ft Dark Angel, 5. Bududup ft Speng Bond, 6. Crazy ft Warrior Queen, 7. Dance a gwan ft Lutan Fyah, 8. My life ft Ras Demo, 9. Badboy patrol ft Daddy Freddy, 10. Get a beating ft Sandeeno, 11. Do not worry ft Sr Wilson, 12. Distraction trap ft Earl 16.

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