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[Release Info] “Babylon” – Linval Thompson / “Who Am I” – Singing Cologne (Inner Sanctuary Records)

[Release Info] “Babylon” – Linval Thompson / “Who Am I” – Singing Cologne (Inner Sanctuary Records)

Two big releases out of Inner Sanctuary label and Jonah Dan. Linval Thompson revisits “Babylon” riddim, additional one with great Singing Cologne.

“Babylon” was originally written and voiced in 1998 by Jonah Dan in the Disciples studio. In 2012 Jonah Dan brought the legendary artist Linval Thompson to Rough Tuff studio in east London to put his Dancehall style onto 2 tracks and “Babylon” is one of those tracks. Since that time many soundsystems such as Iration Steppas and Channel One, including other sounds in Europe have requested Dubplate mixes of this popular track. Upon the same riddim “Who Am I” was voiced in late 2014 by up and coming Jamaican artist Singing Cologne, heavyweight soundsystem music delivered with a true rootical and conscious spirit.

Release Info

Release ID: ACT1027ACT27-bag-562x562

Label: Inner Sanctuary Records

Format: 10”

Release date: 9/05/2016

1. Babylon – Linval Thompson
2. Babylon vank Dub – Inner Sanctuary Dubstars
3. Afrikan Mocking Bird – Inner Sanctuary Dubstars
4. Afrikan Mocking Bird verse 2 – Inner Sanctuary Dubstars

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Release ID: ACT1028ACT28-bag-562x562

Label: Inner Sanctuary Records

Format: 10”

1. Who am I – Singing Cologne
2. I am I version – Inner Sanctuary Dubstars
3. Awakening – Inner Sanctuary Dubstars
4. Awaken Dub – Inner Sanctuary Dubstars

Listen & Buy:

Exclusively in http://www.steppas.com/steprec/

Posted by yarecki in Release Info
Mark Wonder – “Inalysis/Braveheart”

Mark Wonder – “Inalysis/Braveheart”

markwonderMark Wonder is one of those Jamaicans who don’t have to prove anything, having cooperating with reggae legends (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6wEU-g4ApQ), a lot of music and concerts on his account. The presented 10″ from Addis Records is a piece of great music on the highest level with a strong message and Mark’s beautiful vocals. The opening ‘Inalysis’ is an anthem to the freedom inna roots&culture style, where bass pulsates lively and the horns make it lofty, complementing this masterpiece (by the way, I haven’t been so magnetised and softened by roots for a long time). Alex Schneiter is responsible for the beautiful trumpet, additionally there is Jonah Dan on the percussion and Christine Miller in the chorus. Knowing that Russ D took care of the mastering I can freely say that the crew is built by true masters. The B side is a bit different, more lively, presenting a well-known riddim – ‘Tempo’. Mark introduces an amazing harmony that makes you feel grateful and the dub version deepens the experience. Of course, both of the tunes have a dub version.

A great release with beautiful music!

Links:

http://www.addis.ch/

Posted by Bedi in Recenzje
Shades of Black – “Break Free” (CD)

Shades of Black – “Break Free” (CD)

10584271_10152637422317034_200930132_nA lot of dubheads adore Paul Fox’s voice and know his works for example with British dub legend Alpha&Omega, but don’t know about his roots. In the half of the 90s, which were amazing for dub, Paul together with Jonah Dan and Julian Ryan set a project Shades of Black. They released 12″ “War and Peace” and an album “Shades of Dub”. Afterwards, without Julian Ryan, they released a classic – “Friend or Enemy/Fight for the Right” together with an album “Sounds of Time” in 2002. In 2008 there was a continuation of the project on a collaborative album with Michael Rose “Great Expectations” and “Dub Expectations”.

It’s been six years since the last release and fortunately we get the next one. “Break Free” contains 18 tracks, part of which are dub versions. Music has been created by Paul Fox, Jonah Dan, Gavin ‘Fullness’ Sant, Moonshine Horns (Kristoes von Hess and Jort Verdick), Stuart ‘Mr Ranking’ Webb and Fellipe ‘SoulJah’ Sobral. There are also a lot of vocalists – Paul Fox, Michael Rose, Saimn-I, Jimmy Ranks and Jahman Dan. The album is opened by “Summer Down” with Paul on the mic and amazing horns by Moonshine Horns, which are in the lead in the dub version. Then, there is the eponymous “Break Free”, where Paul gets to the top with his vocals and lyrics. The musical side is a steppers with a version from Saimn-I. “Lion in the Flag” with Michael Rose is a big surprise for me – 100% anthem, both the rhythm and lyrics. Next we get another brilliant and mysterious tune from Paul Fox – “Full Belly, Empty Heart” and Jimmy Ranks with “Trust in Jahovia”, revealing all of the Shades of Black aces in the dub version. Moonshine Horns in “Roots Rock” is an absolute mastery. Paul again appears on the mic in “Conscious Life” – one of the best tracks on this album. However, it’s hard to point the best one when you hear Jahman Dan in “Leaving the city” or Saimn I in “Repent”.

To sum up – it’s UK dub at its finest, you can hear echoes of the 90s – full of very good and crucial dubs . It’s worth to listen the fantastic, mystical comeback of Shades of Black!

Posted by Bedi in Recenzje
Natural Unite #7 – relacja

Natural Unite #7 – relacja

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Kolejna, siódma już edycja krakowskiego cyklu Natural Unite za nami, czas zatem na krótką relację.

SAMSUNGImpreza miała miejsce w sprawdzonych murach Fortu nr 7, którego sala została udekorowana świeczkami i sound systemem Dubseeda. Także dojście do sali zostało ładnie oznakowane za pomocą rozpalonych świec, co m.in. spotkało się z dużym aplauzem przemiłego pana dozorcy, który nie musiał ganiać po terenie za szukającymi właściwego budynku ludźmi. No i wyglądało to bardzo klimatycznie.

Po soundchecku impreza powoli zaczynała startować – za sterami pojawił się Bush Doctah, do którego później dołączył jeden ze sprawców całego zamieszania – Gregory P. Z głośników płynęły bardzo dobre rootsy i duby, znów mogłem się przekonać jaką moc dają odpowiednie kilowaty (Sowell Radics!!!). Ludzi na początku mało, po czym nagle sala zrobiła się pełna i do swojego seta powoli przymierzał się Will Tee, wspierany tego wieczoru na mikrofonie przez Robbiego Culture. Zrobiło się bardzo dynamicznie, trzeba przyznać, że produkcje Willa potrafią nieźle kosić, do tego wsparcie głosem robiło w sumie porządny vibe. Gdy stery przejął Jonah Dan, wszyscy mieli już stawy (i nie tylko) raczej rozgrzane.

soundcheck

soundcheck

No więc Jonah wystartował i trzeba przyznać, że staż sceniczny robi swoje. To prawdziwy “one man army”, pełen dynamiki, świetnie radzący sobie z selekcją i mikrofonem . Poleciał ze swoimi produkcjami z Inner Sanctuary, ale w różnych sobie tylko zachowanych wersjach, nie zabrakło oczywiście Mesali i dubplate’ów. Na koniec imprezy niedobitki zostały dobite junglami, skończyło się to chyba wszystko świtem, co już jest chyba tradycją krakowskich imprez.

Tradycyjnie pozdrawiam wszystkich spotkanych, tych nie-spotkanych, leżankę za głośnikiem, MPK Kraków i ochronę na dworcu PKP.

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