The Fifth Column is a secretive resistance movement that strikes from within. This album is its manifesto.
From cavernous, tribal experiments in dub vernacular to tense, tweaked out soundscapes to glittering atmospheres refracted through sheets of furiously inventive amens, each of these sixteen tunes stands on its own merits while reflecting a different facet of our sound; never stuck in the past, never nostalgic for the sake of it, but staying true to the soundsystem roots of this music. Each one is an exact articulation of our collective identity.
We believe that every single one of these tunes channels the spirit of the original artform, and that every single one of the artists involved has put their own twist on the culture and built something that will stand the test of time.
Featuring: Ahmad & Akinsa, Dead Man's Chest & Sknjob, Digital, Double O, Forest Drive West, Greenleaf, Gremlinz & Jesta, Mantra, Nucleus, Outer Heaven, Rumbleton, Seba ft Bkackeye MC, Sully, Theory, The Untouchables, X Nation.
A1 Seba & Blackeye MC - War on Music
A2 Ahmad & Akinsa - Delusions
B1 Mantra - Nocturne
B2 Gremlinz & Jesta - Untitled (Responsible)
C1 Double O - Shuffling on Zion's Bus
C2 Forest Drive West - Last Day
D1 Outer Heaven - Murder
D2 Rumbleton - Reality
E1 Nucleus - Raw Delux
E2 X Nation - Every time
F1 Theory - Rastafari
F2 The Untouchables - Monkey Shoulder
G1 Sully - Amor
g2 Sully - Amor (Digital Remix)
H1 Greenleaf - Time
H2 Dead Man's Chest & Sknjob - Exhale