Audiences should expect the unexpected from Barry Ashworth's Dub Pistols. For its Geffen debut, Six Million Ways to Live, the U.K.

Audiences should expect the unexpected from Barry Ashworth's Dub Pistols. For its Geffen debut, Six Million Ways to Live, the U.K.-based dance outfit mixes various elements of reggae, dance, and hip-hop into a melodic whole. "Official Chemical," the album's first single, is a funky jam (featuring New York City-based rap group Sight Beyond Light) that will have heads nodding along to its simple pleasures. Up-and-coming rap star Planet Asia steals the show on the chaotic "Soldiers," as his lyrics effortlessly glide over Ashworth's horn-drenched backbeat. Six Million Ways to Live also features guest appearances from Massive Attack's Horace Andy and the Specials' Terry Hall. Now, if only radio would prick up its ears to such a beat-savvy landscape.—RH

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