Words by Eddie STATS Houghton
We’ve been so caught up in Labor Day madness round here (more pics soon!) that we almost forgot to give a mention to this extra-size release from top selector and friend of the blog Max Glazer. Scion AV sponsored this EP/book project titled 5 The Hard Way, no doubt because it features five of dancehall’s now generation–Mr. Lexx, TNT, Terro 3000, Ricky Blaze and Redddaz–doing the bloodclaat thing over original Max Glazer riddims. The EP is downloadable here but we recommend you try to cop the accompanying booklet, which is an art object in itself, making good use of spectrum-effect silkscreen lettering in a vintage dancehall poster style, not to mention the photography of Peter Dean Rickards and Largeup’s own visual director Martei Korley. You can always catch Max’s selections on the Federation Invasion Scion radio channel–or you can just come to Santos and raise a glass with us!