Bovell, Dennis / Mek It Run
Album: Mek It Run   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Bovell, Dennis   Added:Dec 2012
Label:Pressure Sounds  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-12-29 Pull Date: 2013-03-03 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 3 Jan 13 Jan 6 Dec 30
Airplays: 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 31, 2013: New World Disorder
Mek It Run (Run Rasta Run)
4. Jan 11, 2013: The Songsmith Show
After The Storm
2. Feb 02, 2013: New World Disorder
Vargen (Dub For Basboosa)
5. Jan 05, 2013: New World Disorder
Vargen (Dub For Basboosa)
3. Jan 12, 2013: New World Disorder
Vargen (Dub For Basboosa)
6. Dec 29, 2012: New World Disorder
Regole Pas

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-12-25
Dennis Bovell – Mek it Run
Reviewed by Sadie O., 12/25/12
Thick, gooey Roots Rock Reggae Dub from the British master producer and bassist. Bovell’s credits are serious and decades long – from Linton Kwesi Johnson to Bananarama and the Slits. He’s dubbed up some tracks from the 70’s and 80’s, and lo, it is good. Only two tracks with vocals – tracks 9 and 13. Really fine, fine dub.
1. 3:43 ***slow super-dub with randome noises, howls, nitrous-like reverb.
2. 2:40 ***a bit downtempo, with slight bits of old vocals, grunty bass bits.
3. 4:17 ***midtempo rock steady feel, horn section.
4. 3:45 ***midtempo pretty chimes and bass grunts – gnarly!
5. 4:01 ***jaunty, but disjointed, midtempo.
6. 3:34 ***underwater horns! Midtempo hip-wiggler.
7. 3:49 ****slow, blatty, rubbery, with horns and poinks.
8. 3:47 ***uptempo with percussion and randomosity and bits of bebop sax.
9. 3:37 ***goofy yell, big drum build-up, nice midtempo dub with a bit of nyahbinghi feel and a lot of I-Roy.
10. 3:36 ***instrumental version of the previous track, handdrums.
11. 3:45 ***upbeat but glitchy, with flutes flying by occasionally.
12. 3:55 ****great combo of chimes and bass grunts, upbeat, with disturbing little human laughs.
13. 4:47 ***midtempo, jittery, feat. I-Roy toasting and singing “Down by the Riverside”.
14. 4:45 ***dub of previous track, midtempo, upbeat, lots of drum and bass.
15. 3:14 ***slow and swingy with happy horns.
16. 5:05 ****sirens, slow dub with lots of percussion, bit of melodica, very evocative, trance-y… This and the first track are inspired by the Arab Spring.

Track Listing
1. Vargen (Dub For Basboosa)   9. Afreecan (Feat. I-Roy)
2. Mek It Run (Run Rasta Run)   10. Binghi Man
3. Princess Dub   11. Dub Code
4. In Tha Mix   12. Regole Pas
5. Secret Service   13. Burden (Feat. I-Roy)
6. Dub D'cap'n   14. Cross To Bear
7. Floods Of Tears   15. Wallpaper Eraser
8. Saxophonagravaparachuterreggae   16. After The Storm