Reggae Roast has been a fixture in the London reggae scene since 2008, as a sound system, party and concert organizers, but also as record label, riddim builders and producers. With 'Turn Up The Heat', James Harper and Matt Lane, two members of the collective, now finally present a self-produced LP for which they invited a truly impressive lineup of guest vocalists. Horseman and Natty Campbell immediately set the tone with the cheerful 'Do It Again', for 'Mash Up The Dancehall (Stop That Train)', Donovan Kingjay and Brother Culture updated the Clint Eastwood & General Saint classic 'Stop That Train', and with the slower but excellent 'Bad Company', Earl Sixteen provides a moment of solace in the track list. We go digital with Mr. Williamz in 'Never B4', time for some dancehall with Top Cat in title track 'Turn Up The Heat', for which Reggae Roast revamped the classic Murder She Wrote riddim, and General Levy continues in the same vein with 'Good Love', while Jago and Demus J treat us to some nice old school ragga in 'More Fire'. We definitely enjoyed the digital eighties vibes of 'Murder' featuring Charlie P and, for the second time, Brother Culture; immediately one of our personal favorites from the track list. Daddy Freddy just focusses on his own persona in the highly energetic 'We Name Freddy', and then it's back to Brother Culture - three time's a charm - for 'Music'. We conclude with UK icon Tippa Irie, trying to convince us of the 'Beauty Of Life', and finally the successful ganja tune 'Six Plants' featuring XL Mad on vocals. Successful cross-section of the UK-reggae scene with clear nods to its past.