(This text has been machine translated.) How nice to hear “African Beat” again in a really official reggae version. The melody of this instrumental - originally composed by Bert Kaempfert - is one of my absolute favorites. Anyway, I could hear the classic (mostly from Studio One) riddims all the time. Let's not kid ourselves: The basslines from "Heavenless", "Real Rock", "Bobby Babylon", "Full Up", "Drum Song", "Rockfort Rock", "Swing Easy", "My Conversation" and the small, accompanying organ melodies or brass sections are unsurpassed to this day (if we exclude Sleng Teng). Anyone who, like me, has so much fun with the old stuff can now cheer, because the legendary Fatman Riddim Section has presented an extremely charming EP in collaboration with the Lickshots, which is made up of five classic hit riddims inna Dub-Style: "Big man sound". We still know the Fatman Riddim Section from countless productions from the 1970s - but above all as part of the Inner Circle Band. Of the former trio, however, only guitarist Roger Lewis seems to be active now. The Lickshots, on the other hand, is a former ska band that has found it's way to reggae since their superb album "The Lickshots“Found the way to reggae. An unusual, but obviously congenial combination. In any case, the Big Man Sound EP is a very successful homage to the golden era of reggae - albeit with the five tracks unfortunately in miniature format. Cleanly produced, orchestrated and played in and very classic in dancehall style Dub-mixed. There is even a bit of minimal toasting like in the days of King Stitt - but here Micro Don (from the New York Rice and Peas collective) is responsible for the announcements. Niceness all around!