Harsh and haunting on O.B.F’s debut album

Cover _ OBF _ WILDAfter 15 years in the business French sound system O.B.F drop their debut album Wild. It collects twelve exclusive tracks and offers a mix of vocal cuts and dubstrumentals.

Wild is a rough and intense effort to say the least. It’s the hardest kind of futuristic digital UK roots with potent bass lines blasting through the speakers and the haunting synths set a dark and dread atmosphere.

The energy level is high throughout the set and a top selection of mostly internationally recognized artists – the UK, France and Jamaica are covered – showcase their talents on tracks like the excellent Ladies Anthem, performed by I-Leen, and Mr. Williamz’ swinging Poor Man Life.

Two deejay legends also step up to show the youths how things are supposed to be done. Lone Ranger revisits his Style and Fashion and the gruff Burro Banton is heated as usual on Leave it Alone.

A dangerous album directly aimed at burying soundbwoys at any dance.

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