Shimmering hologram oases belie the bone-dry heat inna this ya ghost-bloodcl@$t-town; When tumbleweed beliefs pose as the only sign of life, it's time to step into Death's saloon; Bust down the dusty double-swinging doors even the Preacher-man dares not enter!

The Bartender has run out of liquor and listening;  Sullied Doves have danced their last number; Lawmen, levelled and long-gone, litter the dance floor;  Bodied outlaws doubled and draped over the bar. When the only exit is a horse-drawn hearse;  Face to face with Death, who will shoot first!?!

Step into this rattlesnake-ridden realm!  Dancehall Showdown is a crazy non-place world where 60’s Spaghetti Westerns, 70’s Library Synth Records and 90’s Golden Era Dancehall come together for a death-defying communion inna Yard!   The old posse of SKRS and MX7 ride once again under the banner of their co-run label, ICS Library Records, off into the fringes of sound-based reality.

SKRS' OG Papa Coolbreeze reinforces their select palette, "This album is our reiteration of influences ranging from Spaghetti Western era Upsetters to Raymond Scott's Manhattan Research Inc. to early Horsepower Productions.  Now the soundtrack we paint, however, is something entirely unique on its own".  Simply put: there's NOTHING like it out there!

Full disclosure: this LP has been shelved for well over 3 years now with the sudden disappearance of Oklahoma's now-mythical Digitalis Recordings, who were set to release it hot on the heels of their 2012 SKRS debut LP, TheCallFromBelow.  Since then, we've laboured to break more ground and lay several more keystones in the growing SKRS/ICS groundation-foundation in order to withstand its intensifying expanse and weight.  Now that the ground has been prepared, we've decided to take Dancehall Showdown back into our own hands and give it the proper love and nurturing we had always intended for it.  With Honest Jons taking up exclusive distribution duties, everything is in place. Peace to the Universe who conspires to manifest our reality.

Exclusive Distribution by Honest Jon's London



MYSTERYFORMS takes us into Death's Saloon inna dis ya action-packed xxxtravaganza for the forthcoming flagship ICS Library Records album release:

 "SKRSINTL meets MX7 inna Dancehall Showdown!" 

☠️ When the only exit is a horse-drawn hearse;  
Face to face with Death, who will shoot first!?! ☠️

You've been warned!


SKRSINTL presents the RaggaPreservationSociety EP

SKRSINTL and friends earnestly re-establish their Far East roots inna dis ya Tokyo-matical link up with the boundary-pushing Diskotopia label; they now direct their searchlights straight into the heart of Ragga Jungle...Oh my word!

But wait!  Be very clear, this is no 1990's bandwagon-jumping retro-throwback-nostalgia type ting! Not an oldskool rave romanticism ting; not a new school revivalist ting; this is raw Raggamuffin bizniz from a parallel dimension seen!

SKRS OG Papa Cool Breeze states, "These recordings were made at the unlikely convergence of London pirate radio transmissions, Filipino-Canadian mobile DJ crew gatherings and New-age music meditation communes.  The sound palette may be familiar but the context and design are on some other sh*t.  Previously known only in their own circles, peer-to-peer networks and Usenet newsgroups, we are now presenting them to a wider listening massive."

Respected ethnomusicologist, Sipreano (Grammy-nominated producer/archivist behind Light in the Attic's Native North America and Jamaica to Toronto compilations) reports, "We formed this project to archive and showcase works that widen our scope of understanding of this Ragga diaspora".

Rather than a sterile preservation of established templates, the RaggaPreservationSociety aims at preservation-by-expansion; championing instead Ragga Jungle's intrinsic Spirit of ghetto-futurism and back-a-yard innovation; simultaneously cultivating the roots while fostering new fruits.  

This release marks only the first in a series - so watch this space!