And you thought only Madlib was in the midst of a musical identity crisis. Ticklah, co-producer of Easy Star’s Dub Side of the Moon release, keyboard player for Antibalas, and founding member of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, splits his personality in half for the third Ticklah/Victor Axelrod release. Recently noted on XLR8R as “a battle in dub reggae against his own perfectionism,” Ticklah Vs. Axelrod is a near-perfect album of crisp reggae, Latin, and African beats, tightly arranged songwriting, and endless energy.

Ticklah – Want Not feat. Tamar-Kali