Lion's Den
12" Vinyl Single (Limited Edition)
December 14, 2014

Artist & tune

  • Mr. Williamz - Haffi Bun / MrDill Lion Warriah - My Story / Longfingah - Old Shatterhand
  • Mr. Williamz - Haffi Bun [Welders HiFi Remix] / MrDill Lion Warriah - Another Story [Zion Train Remix] / Longfingah - Old Shatterhand [Jambassa Remix]
Overall rating : (1 to 5 stars)   
After having teamed up with Panda Dub from Lyon, France, and Blue Hill outta Athens, Greece, the Lion's Den label from Berlin, Germany, has now collaborated with Dub All Sense from Italy. Dub All Sense, a dub/electronic outfit born in the suburbs of Caserta in southern Italy, has created three different riddims on the machines and instruments, which are all mixed by dub pioneer Neil Perch from the legendary Zion Train, with whom they worked before on the fourth Dub Conference 7" vinyl release on the Deep Root imprint called "Abassi All Stars Meets Dub All Sense".

On the A-side of this vinyl release the listener is offered the vocal cuts to the three riddims. It starts off with Mr. Williamz from London UK, whose "Haffi Bun" is a real nice ganja anthem inna 'Steppers' fashion - a tribute to all herb activists. Next comes the solid, bass heavy "My Story", some conscious autobiographical message delivered by militant souljah MrDill Lion Warriah from Naples, Italy. However it's Berlin's Longfingah's who delivers our personal favourite tune, "Old Shatterhand", in fine raggamuffin style. The flipside includes a special remix of each tune. First there's a heavy soundsystem redub of Mr. Willamz's "Haffi Bun" by Welders HiFi from Avignon / Aix en Provence, France. It's followed by Neil Perch/Zion Train's 'Steppers' dub version of the MrDill Lion Warriah piece called "Another Story", before Jambassa from Irpinia, Italy, comes up with a groovy and spacious minimal dub remix of Longfingah's "Old Shatterhand".

Another worthwhile release from the reliable Lion's Den label.