There are albums with a long history. "El Michels Affair meets Liam Bailey – Ekundayo Inversions (Instrumentals)(Big Crown Records) is one such. Soul musician Liam Bailey released his debut album Ekundayo on Big Crown Records in late 2020. In the summer of 2021, another of the label's artists, El Michels Affair, grabbed the tapes and produced an exciting one, Ekundayo Inversions Dubversion of the album. Chapter 3 follows: The Ekundayo Inversions (Instrumentals). So this is the third edition of the "Ekundayo" tracks, because the basis are both instrumental versions from the Ekundayo album and the Ekundayo Inversions album, but now as instrumental versions. If you compare all three incarnations, it is noticeable that they do not differ that much from each other. The original always sets the tone - but that's anything but negative, because the Ekundayo productions are simply great. Small, innovative masterpieces in the no man's land between retro gimmick and experiment, between reggae and soul, between aha and oh! In any case, I can listen to them again and again with great pleasure. Sounds like that clear my ears when too much bass babble has accumulated there. And while in reggae the instrumentals are usually the most boring version, in this case they might even be the most exciting.