Mr Benn – Shake A Leg

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Ben Menter aka Mr Benn hails from Bristol and has been putting on nights there for a long time, developing his style of infusing hip hop rhythms with reggae. His remixes of reggae classics have earned him a reputation as a dance floor filler.

This, his debut album took four years to put together, and sees Mr. Benn working closely with solid veterans of the British reggae scene, including the Ragga Twins, and Tenor fly (whose tracks stand out on this release). The differing vocalists styles on this album give ‘Shake A Leg” a quality that many in this genre fall short on. I must point out though that this release is mainly for lovers of dancehall, but there are also flavours of ┬ároots, soca and hip hop as well. Released in time for this years short spell of sunny weather, I’m sure many a sound system will be testing their speakers with cuts from this release until the sun gets weaker in the sky.