For all the commercial dominance of Junjo Lawes and Jimmy, you could argue that most innovative dancehall was to be found on Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare’s Taxi label. In addition to running their own business, the dynamic duo or rhythm twins, as they were variously called contribute to countless sessions for other producers, offering the one commercially viable alternative to the studio hegemony for the Roots Radics and The High Times band. They particularly shaped the sound found on imprints such as George Phang’s Powerhouse, Clive Jarrett and Beswick ‘Bebo’ Philip’s sun set and Philip ‘Fatis’ Burrell’s Vena all of which were heavily dependant on their progressive sound.

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