Jabu, “Chamber”

Louis Pattison

By Louis Pattison

International Editor
on 08.27.14 in Listen to This

They’d probably shun the mantle, but the Young Echo collective feel like the latest manifestation of the Bristol Sound, its diverse groups infused with that gloomy but intangible spirit that’s been common to groups spawned in the city, from Portishead to The Wild Bunch to The Pop Group. Here, group ringleader Amos Childs and emcee Alex Rendall unite under their Jabu pseudonym for a heavy-hearted hip-hop miniature cloaked in vinyl crackle. With shades of RZA at his most downbeat, the vibe falls somewhere between a late-night sound system party and a seance. The video is a winner, too.