Configa has been deep in the trenches for several years and has finally emerged with an album the world needs to hear. Having refined his production process, Configaration Vol 1 can rightly be called a Magnum Opus (he wont mind me saying!) due to the quality of the music and selection of features who do not disappoint, from the endorsement of Public Enemy's Chuck D, to the Godfather of rap, Spoonie Gee, to Juice Crew legend Craig G, a banger with Reks, a welcome introduction to a dope emcee called Vietnam and even a feature from the late great Sean P!
The talisman of disassociated mind-craft is back to unveil the grim depths with his personal warped lyrics of the darkest disclosure from his suppressed cerebral. This release is a mix of Boom Bap, electronic, featuring live instrumentation on tunes like UFO Contraception and Jibber Jabber.
Back with another fresh LP, instrumental this time, Scratch and Sniff is another great addition to the rapidly expanding Jazz Spastiks discography. For this album, the Scottish production duo have cooked up more of their funky grooves, overlayed with crazy informative vocal snippets, cut up throughout with each track dedicated to a specific theme, a smell, with a booklet included that I'm afraid to actually scratch and sniff.
Here we have a jazzy instrumental Hip Hop album produced by Serbians Zupany and DeeJayDee getting heavy with the chops on the jazz samples, cuts, live instruments and crunchy beats. They are joined by saxophonist Ivan Blanuša adding another live element to the mix.