Alpha Steppa & Joe Ariwa & Lee Scratch Perry – “Open door”


That’s right – young dubheads remix classic tune “Open door” with characteristic voice of Lee Perry on a riddim made by Mad Professor. This tune has been remixed by Alpha&Omega in their heavy style with a brilliant melodica. This is how it looked in the past, now it’s 2013 and the tune gets new coloring and a boost of modernity. Alpha Steppa (son of Alpha&Omega duet) and Joe Ariwa (son of the master Mad Professor) are responsible for the new version. Alpha did it in his own style, connecting Lee Perry’s voice with a heavy rhythm and a subtle melodica, so it’s comparable to the creation of Alpha&Omega, but there is also a surprising version with bass and space, which i love in dub; and that ra ta ta ta ta (whatever it means, it’s beautiful). The next 2 versions made by Joe Ariwa also represent his recognizable style. As for me they don’t shine – they seem to similar, but maybe it’s just my impression. I like his experiments with the dubstep, but I see no fireworks in this approach. To sum up – I am for interpretting classics, especially if it’s done by good producers. I recommend it to everyone, the crazy ra ta ta ta ta will stay in the speakers for a long time.