Parly B - Lyrics Spree
For half a decade, Doncaster DJ Parly B has been a fixture of the UK and international sound system scene. Lyrics Spree, his first album on Scotch Bonnet Records, builds on 2016's EP This Is Digital. Blessed with a voice as deep as Bounty Killer, a crowing gimmick reminiscent of the great Dennis Alcapone and a bottomless bag of verbosity, Parly is the complete microphone talker. He rides a shopping-trolley-load of digital rhythms by like-minded producers (including Danny T & Tradesman, Stalawa, Interrupt, and Mungo's Hi Fi), ranging from upbeat celebratory skanks to sweltering body winds. Tracks include the exuberant '80s vibes of the title tune, the brass-driven UK sound of "You Mi A Look" featuring fellow Mungo's mic man Charlie P, and the moody reality chant "Skylark".