The gig / sessions agenda is updated. Some nice sessions coming up. Hope to see you at one of them ;-)
As mentioned earlier this year, I was lucky to have legendary Impact & Randy’s producer Clive Chin in the studio and became involved in his Lost Archives project were he revives riddims from his extensive vault either original unreleased tracks as well as voicing contemporary artists on 70’s riddims. Within this framework my musical friend Collieman recorded ‘What we need is love’ on the Ta teasha’s ‘Oh Jah Come’ riddim by the Wailers. Collieman delivered a kick ass track and I was fortunate to have a go at running the tune through my desk. Mr Chin was happy with the result and my mixes are on it’s way to the pressing plant for a 7″ release !!! Wicked stuff, isn’t it ? Have a listen to the preview below.
For their fifth anniversary Belgian dub crew ‘Reservoir Dub’ has gathered a nice line up of artists to provide a tune for a free download compilation. It features top names such as Dubmatix, Webcam Hifi, Panda dub … to name but a few. Yourstruely is also present on the compilation with a digital rub a dub tune called ‘Stand Strong’ with tuff vocals by my brethrin in crime Siamn-I. So get down to the Reservoir Dub site and download the compilation of fine tunes by Belgian and international artists.
Joined in with the release of the ‘Farmerman Life’ video and all the attention it’s getting. I decided it was definately needed that the tune was available as a digital download. For the time being I decided to set up a bandcamp account but will go for a distribution through a company so that I can reach Itunes, Amazon, Juno … That will probably join in with a next vinyl release.
I also put Money World & Take I Home releases on Bandcamp. Because of copyright/publishing fees the Barry Heptone & Carlton Livingston tracks are not possible through bandcamp. These will follow on other platforms on a later date.
Direct link to bandcamp:
Last Monday the official video of Collieman’s ‘Farmerman Life’ was launched on youtube. Most of the footage was shot while I was on holiday, so I am kinda abscent in the whole thing :-) But that’s fine as the storyboard, filming and editing was a joint project of Collieman and Irie-J Productions. They spent an enormous amount of work on it so all kudos to them. They did a wonderfull job if you ask me. Professional stuff and great story.
Next couple of weeks are gonna be busy. Sessions at Reggaebox (Grootbijgaarden) with Saimn & Collieman, Sunday Rootsday (Liége) with Saimn and Summersplash (Zwijndrecht) with Saimn and Moonshine Horns. After that it’s gonna be quiet for a bit it seems :-S Well, that’s time to be spent in the studio fixing tunes …
As said, some youtube clips of last Saturday’s set a Reggae Geel have popped up. Check out these once by Dreadsmoke.
A vocal version of Parvez (Vibronics & Dub Factory) called ‘Cantankerous’ with live horns by the Moonshine Horns
And the dejaay counteraction called ‘decantankerous’ by the man called Saimn-I ‘Cooooool Down your temper, Mr Cantankerous …’