- It's been ten years since Flowdan, Killa P and The Bug made grimy dancehall history. Originally released on Hyperdub in 2007, "Skeng" slayed soundsystems back then, and it still does today. Bad / Get Out The Way is no "Skeng," but it comes close. It follows up last year's collaboration with D Double E and Riko Dan with even more dread, but it doesn't quite live up to the oddball "Box" or the catchy "Iceman."
There's a loaded minimalism to Flowdan's flow. Along with his distinctive patois, it resonates with The Bug's sparse, swaggering productions. "Bad" isn't their finest collaboration, though. If anything it's too bare-boned from The Bug and not as forceful from Flowdan (compared with, say, "Dirty" from Angels & Devils). "Get Out The Way" has more fight to it, featuring Killa P and Irah spitting bullets over a chest-baring instrumental that's strewn with shrapnel. It's one of the best war dubs you'll hear all year.
01. Bad feat. Flowdan
02. Bad Riddim
03. Get Out The Way feat. Killa P & Irah
04. Get Riddim