I have to admit: I'm a professional idiot. I know more about the music of Uganda than I do about Coldcut! Shame. And besides, I'm confused. Somehow I always had Coldcut in the back of my mind as an electronics technician close to hip hop. But what about the album Coldcut x On-U Sound: "Outside The Echo Chamber" (Ahead Of Our Time) is reggae! Okay, Adrian Sherwood suggests that, but I thought he was just giving this Dubmixer of the last six (Dub-) tracks. Not even close. Apparently "Outside The Echo Chamber" is a real collaboration project between the two Ninja Tunes founders Matt Black and Jon More and the On U-Sound mastermind. After all, Black and More bought On-U records long before Coldcut existed: “The On-U Sound records were a unique and powerful influence on us. The whole Coldcut mash up thing was partly inspired by On-U, "explains Matt Black," without On-U there would be no Ninja Tune. "What takes a long time ... And so now three older men look from the press photo -" sixty years of shared musical experience ”, as the press information assures us - and are proud of their new work. A mélange of reggae, dancehall, a little bit of hip hop, trap and bhangra pop, in which a very illustrious group of musicians (mostly from the On-U context) took part: Junior Reid, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Ce'Cile , Guitarist Skip McDonald and bassist Doug Wimbish as well as classic ninja tune artist Roots Manuva. Apart from the intro track of the latter, I really like the album. For real. The many cooks have put together an absolutely delicious porridge here. My personal highlights: "Everyda Another Sanction" - a very classic reggae piece (on a riddim that is confusingly similar to the African Beat) with a beautiful melody by Chezidek, then definitely "Kajra Mohobbat Wala", that Bhangra classic that Sherwood & Co have re-interpreted this in a congenial way, and then of course wonderfully dubbige "Divide and Rule" with a tiny Lee Perry sample (which allows Perry's name to be added to the album's artist list). Well, and then there are the six mixed by Sherwood Dub-Versions - the real stars of the album.