Operating almost entirely outside the mainstream spectrum, the British reggae scene is in rude health.
Long dominated by London, one of the intriguing facets of its current rise is the truly national scope of the current scene: from John O'Groats to Land's End it seems as though everybody's skanking.
Now cult imprint Mr Bongo has paired two mighty talents in a North vs South soundsystem clash. Brighton producer Prince Fatty has decided to take on Glasgow's own dancehall merchant Mungo's Hi-Fi, with the two crews swapping remixes on a full length album.
A perfect encapsulation of the creative camaraderie running through British reggae right now, the sheer diversity of style on show is breathtaking.
Out on March 24th, Clash is able to present a very special preview. 'Scrub A Dub Style' found Mungo's Hi-Fi on fine form, working with bona fide reggae icon Sugar Minott.
Shoving the mixture into an echo chamber, Prince Fatty's posse re-cast 'Scrub A Dub Style' in a gleeful display of JA-inspired meditation.
Listen to it now.