Essential Pressure Sounds Release for DubHeads : Jimmy Radway’s 1975 Dub I












According to our Rough Guide To Reggae, Jimmy Radway's Dub I is one of the heaviest dub albums ever released. And, as usual, the're right. Former painter and political gunman Ivan Jimmy “One Foot” Radway (born Kingston, 1947) recorded a bunch of wicked tunes in the early seventies for his Capricorn and Fe Me Time labels. He gets his first hit with Errol Dunkley’s Black Cinderella in 1972, written by Radway himself. He returns to the charts in 1973 with Leroy Smart’s Mother Liza, and releases several other tunes with deejays I Roy, Big Youth and Scotty. By 1975, he also did an entire dub album, filled with the tough riddims of his earlier tunes, all mixed in a day by mixing desk wizard Errol T at Joe Gibbs. A the time only 300 copies were pressed (the Micron label had folded), making it a sought-after item on the collecter’s market. Adding to the mystery, the album carries many different names such as Dub I, Micron Dub, Hug a Dub, Dubwise Shower and Fe Mi dub. Now, this mythical dub album gets a proper re-release in his original sleeve by Pressure Sounds, who again deserve praise for their work in uncovering Jamaican gems. No tricks here, the horns with lots of echo, the basslines with lots of crunch, heavy and grim dub, reflecting the dark and violent circumstances of Kingston’s ghettos at the time. Dub versions to afore mentioned Black Cinderella (and its deejay and melodica cuts from Big Youth, I Roy and Augustus Pablo) and Mother Liza, plus dubs of Scotty Bells’ Black Am I, Leroy Smart’s Happiness Is My Desire and Desmond Young’s (later known as Desi Roots) awesome original cut Warning, toasted by Big Youth as Wolf In Sheep’s Clothin. Radway also recut Glen Brown’s Slaving as Wicked Have To Feel It. Musicians include Jamaica’s finest session players: Carlton and Aston Barret, Alva Lewis, Tyrone Downie, Bobby Ellis, Vincent Gordon, Dirty Harry, Tommy McCook and the mighty Cedric “Im” Brooks. His vocal work of the early seventies can be found on the Keep the Pressure Down compilation on Prestige records, recorded at Randys and Dynamics 1972-1976. After the Dub I album, Radway decided to quit the music business and retired to the countryside. By 1996 he was down on his luck living in Ocho Rios, unable to afford a mobile phone. Hopefully this beautifull re-issue will get him some more of the attention and financial reward he deserves.
Listen To: Black Rights Version (sample)

Listen to: Wicked Have To Feel It (sample)
Tracklist:
1. Black Rights Version
2. Cinderella Version
3. Micron Way Version
4. Hell & Sorrow Version
5. Awn Yah! Version
6. Mother Liza Version
7. Back To Africa Version
8. She’s Mine Version
9. Wicked Have To Feel It Version
10. Black I Am Version

FREE COTTI MIX FI DOWNLOAD
















Anyone who's a fan of the Jamaican born/England raised Cotti: act quick. This highly succesfull dubstep producer and -30 label owner released a blazing mixtape with some very hot forthcoming releases and dubplates in it. Surely it's worth downloading for the Public Enemy dubplate alone, but the rest is way up to par. A very nice mix containing oldies, goodies, beauties and even some charming fuck ups: this is Cotti. You gotta love it!

Tracklist:

T1: DISCO REKA - LOEFAH
T2: BRING DA NOISE - COTTI REMIX
T3: BLOODTHIRST - COKI
T4: I DONT GIVE A DUB - COTTI
T5: NAH GO DUNG DEH - COTTI
T6: DEM FI KNOW - COTTI vs SLICKMAN
T7: REDEMPTION - COTTI
T8: CALM DOWN REMIX - COTTI
T9: EASTERN JAM - CHASE & STATUS
T10: EARTHWORM JIM - COTTI
T11: BURNING - COKI
T12: END OF DA ROAD - COTTI vs CHEF
T13: NA GO DUNG DEH VOCAL REFIX - COTTI ft KINGPIN
T14: SENSI DUB - COTTI vs CLUEKID
T15: FROGS ON ACID - CLUEKID
T16: GANGSTA 4 LIFE - COKI
T17: MONKEY STYLE - CLUEKID
T18: ALICIA - MALA
T19: RISE DA TEMPERATURE - COTTI ft DOCTOR

Download here

HIGHTONE @ EKKO



High Tone is terug in de Ekko! Na dat verplaatste en véél te korte concert in februari hebben we wat goed te maken. Dus vanavond, gegarandeerd, in EKKO, een 2,5 uur lange set dikke dub van High Tone! Na het experimentele uitstapje op 'Wave Digger' doen de Franse meesters sinds het vorig jaar verschenen 'Underground Wobble' weer waar ze écht goed in zijn; het creëeren van dub met onderhuids borrelende oriëntaalse invloeden, rock, hip-hop en electro. Sample-tovenaar en scratch-virtuoos DJ Twelve voegt daar nog wat flarden filmmuziek aan toe, en maakt er met de rest van de live-band een super relaxed geheel van.

Dj's Smartin en Cold Sweat vullen de avond in met dikke, likkebaardend lekkere dubsounds. Jummy!

HIGH TONE
SMARTIN & COLD SWEAT

13 DECEMBER 2008 // EKKO
OPEN: 20:00 / ENTREE: 10,-

elephant anthem now online @ elephant myspace!



na na na na na na eeey!!! count ozzie come fi blaze again!!!! :-)

ELEPHANT ANTHEM is now up on our myspace!!!!!

http://www.myspace.com/elephantsoundsystem

come fi check it!!!!!!!!

www.myspace.com/independentintavention

bwopbowopbowoooooooo!

New tune up, called DO RIGHT on dat independent intavention site!!!

www.myspace.com/independentintavention

check it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

one love,

count ozzie

LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS TOO!

Yes: another edition is on its way! The Elephant Soundsystem crew will bring along a special guest this saturday, and it'll be none other than: Ivoryman. This man is spinning records for ages already and he's gifted and skilled: this is a deejay that can mix faster than his shadow :-)
Luckily for the massive, he never forgets that it's all about the party. And a big one it'll be! Expect the biggest one drops, smoking dancehall and belly vibrating dubstep of the finest grandeur. Pram pram!

REST IN PEACE MR. ROCKSTEADY


Rocksteadyster en reaggaepionier Alton Ellis is afgelopen vrijdag in Londen overleden. Zijn familie wil verder geen details naar buiten brengen, maar het was al langer bekend dat de 70-jarige Ellis in het ziekenhuis lag vanwege kanker.

Ellis maakte voor het eerst furore buiten zijn thuisland Jamaica in de laten jaren '50 en vroege jaren '60. Ellis vond zijn ware roeping echter in de rocksteady beweging en vond volgens sommigen zelfs het subgenre uit met zijn hit 'Get Ready -- Rock Steady".

Gedesillusioneerd door de corrupte Jamaicaanse muziekbusiness, en misschien ook wel moe om overschaduwd te worden door Bob Marley, verhuisde Ellis in 1973 naar Engeland. Daar begon hij zijn Alltone label en ging verder met opnemen en produceren.

REST IN PEACE MR. ROCKSTEADY!!!!!!!!

LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS!
























video

www.myspace.com/independentintavention


Greetings,

INDEPENDENT INTAVENTION has new tunes up for listening!!!!

One on a rubi-dub riddim of our friends from spain. Lyrics by BABYLON JON!!!!

One new tune that is called Reggae Music In My Soul on a Dennis Brown loop or riddim!!!

And a brand new track in collaboration with the mighty DUBFADER (see picture) from Trier, Germaica called BUN DEM DOWN. Expect a real deep dub tune here!!!! By the way february 14th (valentines day) ELEPHANT SOUND will perform in Trier togetha with this upsetting Dubster!

So please drop by the I&I space and let us know whacha think!!!!!!!

One love and Inity!

Babylon Jon, Irie Monkey, Ital Angus and Count Ozzie

www.myspace.com/independentintavention

TONIGHT!



Hope to see you all there!

Fri Aug 22: Reggaebomb ft Malijah @ Tivoli de Helling

REGGAEBOMB met MALIJAH (JA)

Malijah (Jamaica) zal een kort optreden verzorgen.
......check zijn MySpace
A Reggae Bomb is een eerbetoon aan de authentieke reggae: rootsreggae, ska, rocksteady en vroege dancehall. Verwacht oude klassiekers en de nieuwste hits - voor modieuze, aan r&b en hiphop verwante dancehall is echter geen plaats! Keurmeesters zijn resident-dj's Ivoryman, Sideburn Sound, Souljah en Skank Around Sound, geregeld bijgestaan door gast-dj's. Zij creëren samen met het publiek de positieve, uplifting en energieke sfeer die A Reggae Bomb al jaren kenmerkt.
ZAAL OPEN
23:00 UUR
AANVANG
23:00 UUR
ENTREE
€7,00

THE BUG _ London Zoo

Bugbrein Kevin Martin is bepaald geen groentje en staat bekend als muzikale allesvreter.
De baardmans heeft z'n vingers in Godflesh, Techno Animal, ICE, King Midas Sound, Ladybug en zo nog een hele rits underground namen. Maar met zijn derde album als The Bug bereikt Martin nieuwe hoogtes.
In de overbevolkte kooien op London Zoo buitelen grime, dubstep, ragga en reggae in een wilde dans over elkaar heen, terwijl een heel legertje MC's en toasters daar brullend in een kring omheen staat. Martin heeft de gave om precies de juiste stemmen bij zijn pikzwarte vibes te vinden, iets waar Massive Attack en 4 Hero ook altijd in uitblinken. The Bug koos Ricky Ranking van Roots Manuva voor het bumpy ragganummer 'Murder', reggaelegende Tippa Irie voor het apocalyptische openingsnummer 'Angry' en de energieke Warrior Queen op het dansvloerbommetje 'Poison Dart'.
De beats mogen dan uitnodigen tot bewegen, ze staan immer in dienst van de vocalisten die The Bug in zijn studio lokt. Hun teksten zijn kritisch, cryptisch en duister. "America is a big superpower / They should have been there within the hour" zingt Tippa Irie over de misser van Bush ten tijde van orkaan Katrina. Al is er ook ruimte voor humor, zo bewijzen Killa P & Flowdan met 'Skeng': "Evol ... Worse ... Nurse ... Hearse" klinkt het in moddervet patois-accent.
Dit pittige kevertje nestelt zich onder de huid en injecteert een hardnekkig, goedaardig virus dat een aanslag doet op je heupen. Je zult veel moeite moeten doen om momenteel een opwindender en verslavender dansalbum te vinden dan London Zoo.
http://www.myspace.com/thebuguk


ripped from: www.nu.nl

WHOOP THERE'S ANOTHER ONE!

Zondag 29 juni: Wereld Feest Juliana Park

Het Wereldfeest Utrecht presenteert jonge aanstormende artiesten uit Barcelona, Kaapstad, Amsterdam en Rotterdam, interculturele bands die deze muziek vol enthousiasme brengen. De grote hoogtepunten zijn dit jaar spraakmakende artiesten als Ziggi, Raymzter, Freshlyground, Zulu 9.30 en Neco Novellas. Alles is gratis toegankelijk
Link: http://www.wereldfeestutrecht.nl/
check vooral
14:30 - 15:30 uur Zulu 9.30 - cocktail van salsa, flamenco, rumba, reaggae en hiphop
18.00 - 19.00 uur Ziggi - Rotterdamse reggae- en dancehallsensatie

Thursday June 19th: Jimmy Cliff @ Tivoli

Eigenlijk moeten we hem maar eens Jim Cliff gaan noemen, want Jimmy Cliff is dit jaar zestig geworden. Gelukkig gaat deze beroemdste nog levende reggaezanger niet met de VUT, integendeel, hij gaat op tournee! Voor een reggaezanger heeft Jimmy Cliff veel hits gehad: tien keer haalde hij de Top-40, met als bekendste nummers Reggae Night, Wild World en Sunshine In The Music. Ook als acteur had hij succes - de oudere muziekliefhebber herinnert zich nog de film (en het nummer) The Harder They Come. Met Cliffs fluwelen stem en zijn grote repertoire wordt dit het ideale zomeravondconcert!

JAH STORM presents The Rockers Man Tour 2008

JAH STORM presents The Rockers Man Tour
From Jamaica:
Anthony Locks & Yah Meek backed by the allmighty JAH STORM

11 July @ Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht (22.00 hrs)
18 July @ P60, Amstelveen (21.00 hrs)
19 July @ Het Arsenaaltheater, Vlissingen (21.00 hrs)

For more info check or mail:
www.myspace.com/jahstormband
jah.storm@hotmail.com

ELEPHANT SOUNDS & BEEF @ MEZZ, BREDDA CITY



Het Nederlandse Beef is terug met hun vurige aanstekelijke mix van Jamaicaanse stijlen als ska reggae, rocksteady, ragga. Het nieuwe album, The Original, is net uit. Leadzanger Pieter Both stelt: “Een van die liedjes op het album heet The Original, weet je wel; iedereen noemt zich ‘The Original’ van Pickwick tot Lays.”
In 2007 had de band nog een onverwachte internethit met hun swingende uitvoering van de Krezipklassieker I Would Stay. Op het nieuwe album staat een vernieuwde versie met gastvocalen van Jaqueline Govaert. Maar voor Beef was 2007 vooral het jaar van het opnemen van een nieuw album. Pieter Both: “Met dit album zijn we weer aan het straatvoetballen, maar met de ervaring van een profclub in de achterzak”
In 1999 vormen zanger Pieter Both, drummer Hansz Deijnen en Koen Lommerse op bas een kerngroep van 3 met daaromheen een voortdurend wisselende bezetting. De jamsessies van dit drietal resulteren uiteindelijk in een radioshow The Chop Shop. Deze radioshow wordt populair en krijgt een vaste achterban die smeekt om live concerten van deze muzikanten. In 2000 krijgen de fans hun zin en met het smeden van een nieuwe muzikale eenheid wordt Beef geboren.
Hun debuutalbum Flexodus wordt dat jaar op Lowlands gepresenteerd. Beef is niet meer te houden evenals hun publiek. Deze wisselwerking is voor de band van levensbelang. De bekende single Late Night Sessions van het tweede album bezorgt Beef een nog breder publiek.
Check out de myspace van Beef. Daarop zijn 2 nummers van het nieuwe album gratis te downloaden! www.myspace.com/theoriginalbeef

Elephant Soundsystem uit Utrecht start de avond op. One love, roots and culture for y'all!
www.myspace.com/elephantsoundsystem

ps: massive thanx to skinny b!!!

Sat May 10:Reggaebomb @ Tivoli de Helling

Zaterdag presenteert a Reggae Bomb met trots Champion Sound "FOUNDATION".Foundation Sound, dit jaar winnaar van Nederlands grootste reggae-soundsystem-clash: War Inna East. Een clash is een musicale wedstrijd tussen soundsystems. Foundation Sound hield het oranje vaandel hoog tegen concurrenten uit Duitsland en Zwitserland en begint nu erkenning te krijgen als een van de opkomende soundsystems in Europa. Ze nemen een halve Himalaya berg aan dubplates mee. Het belooft een hete Reggaebomb te worden! Verder natuurlijk residents: Ivoryman, Skank Around Sound, Souljah en Side Burn Sound.

Cannabis Erotics

Cannabis erotics: http://www.afflictedyard.com/no_signal.htm
the rest of the site's by a well-known wind-up merchant who lives toannoy, so be warned (photoshoot in a blood stained Tivoli gardens house,that sort of thing) thanx to mr t for the linx!

Musically Mad: UK Reggae soundsystems

Coming up soon is a documentary on the UK Reggae soundsystems, check http://www.musicallymad.com/ for more info! Thanx to Mr T for the link!

nEXT sAT aPRIL 18: dUBSTEP @ kIKKER

One of my personal favorite dubsteppers is the Jamaican Cotti, and he's playing theater Kikker back to back with some other high profile dubstepdjs on the next Interzone Dubstep a gogo edition! Happy Happy JOY!
for more info check:
Theater Kikker: http://www.theaterkikker.nl/
Interzone: http://www.interzone-festival.com/

THIS WEEKEND

After the Tribute to Bob Marley band, SKANK AROUND SOUND, IVORYMAN & COLD SWEAT will blaze up this reggae party with fiery tunes. Midnight till late skanking!

Join us!

Party Clip Elephantsounds/Reggae Unity may 15th

Big Up 2 our VJ Malu Sin for making this video! thanx again to all crews & people present....

video

a little Tribute to Joe Gibbs R.I.P. mix

As a tribute I made a nice little mix of some of my Joe Gibbs Productions. May Joe Rest In Peace! (see http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20080226/ent/ent4.html)
check it below


Roy Shirley- Hold them
Sylford Walker - Burn Babylon
Shorty the President - Natty pass his CGE
Clint Eastwood - Badda Than You
Barrington Levy - My Woman
Dillinger - Take a Dip
Soul Sisters - Wrecka Buddy
Lady Ann - Murderer
Prince Mohammed - Bubbling Love
Dennis Brown - Let Me Live
Dennis Brown - Ghetto Girl
Joe Gibbs - Entebbe Affair
Culture - I'm Not Ashamed
Lee Perry - The Upsetter
Sammy Dread - Dreadlocks Girl
Eekamouse - Virgin Girl
Junior Murvin - Cool out Son
Lui Lepke - Love from Jamdown
Jacob Miller - I'm Just A Dread
June Lodge - Someone Love You

CANCELLED!!!!!! Tues March 18: Sugar Minott, Mighty Diamonds & Big Youth @ Tivoli

Unfortunately the concert of Sugar Minott, Mighty Diamonds & Big Youth is cancelled due to unknown circumstances........it's a shame.....

Mikey Dread gone from the Controls...

Radio disc jock Mikey Dread is dead. He succumbed to a brain tumour late yesterday afternoon at his family home in Connecticut, USA at the age of 54. Born Michael Campbell in Port Antonio, Jamaica, he distinguished himself as an extraordinary studio engineer and presenter at the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) where he came to prominence in the 1970s as "The Dread-the-Control Tower", the name of the late night show he presented at a time when reggae music was scoffed at by many.
Mikey Dread... hailed as one of reggae's greatest innovators
One of reggae's greatest innovators and original radio engineers/technicians, the past student of Titchfield High School, in 2006 celebrated the 30th anniversary of the night programme which he started at the JBC, and revolutionised the after midnight shift making it into the most popular slot on radio, by playing strictly dub music. This innovation is seen by many musicologists as the antecedence of dancehall as we now know it.
Upon leaving the JBC, Mikey Dread ventured into recording and scored with a number of releases such as Weatherman Skanking in combination with Ray I, Barber Saloon, Love the Dread, as well as albums such as Dread at the Control, Evolutionary Rockers and World War III. Over time he attracted the attention of British punk rockers, The Clash, who invited him to produce some of their music, the most famous of which is their single Bankrobber, and contributed to several songs on their 1980 album, Sandinista. Mikey Dread also toured with The Clash across Britain, wider Europe and the US.
He also worked closely with producer Trevor Elliot to launch musical career of singer Edi Fitzroy, who was then an accountant at the JBC. As the news of his passing surfaced yesterday, the Sunday Observer got comments from a number of persons in the media and the music fraternity, all of whom hailed Mikey Dread as a significant contributor to the development of Jamaican music. "His (Mikey Dread's) work, is not only national or regional, but also international," former JBC's journalist Leslie Miles noted. "It spanned the world scene and made Mikey a pioneer broadcaster for playing dub music, and also redefined aspects of radio, especially night time radio" Miles, who is now head of news at Bess FM, also spoke of the struggle Mikey Dread faced at the conservative JBC. Music consultant Colin Leslie pointed out that the consequence of the "fight" he received from the management was putting him on at night, but that backfired.
"Remember he is a Portlander, so I always appreciated the fact that we shared the same alma mater (Titchfield High School), that is something I've always cherished and I hold him in high esteem. Although he was ahead of my era, he was somebody who laid an awesome foundation and was very unique and highly respected," was how Richard "Richie B" Burgess of Hot 102, remembered Mikey Dread.
We were at JBC together, and in those days when he started at the JBC dreads weren't popular on the air. The powers that be in management really gave him a fight," Ali McNab told the Sunday Observer.
"Michael Campbell, is someone who revolutionised radio in Jamaica when there was still an anti-Jamaican sentiment regarding music and culture. In terms of the emerging dancehall, it was Mikey Dread who popularised it on radio. Although it was late night, he still managed to popularise dancehall music and bring it to the masses," was the perspective of Dennis Howard who also worked on JBC Radio, in the post-Mikey Dread era.
And Irie FM's disc jockey, GT Taylor hailed the late Mikey Dread as a role model. "Reggae music in Jamaica, owes a lot that that brother. He was one man who stood up for reggae in the early '70s, bringing the music to the forefront. He is one of my inspirations."
Veteran singer Freddie McGregor attested to the fact that "Mikey Dread was one of the persons fighting the struggle for reggae music. Mikey and I did a lot of shows together over the years. A wonderful brethren".

By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter
Sunday, March 16, 2008
from the Jamaica Observer: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/html/20080315T200000-0500_133588_OBS_MIKEY_DREAD__GONE_FROM_THE_CONTROL_.asp

Next Saturday March 15: Elephantsoundz invites Reggae Unity @ ACU

Next saturday march 15th another blazing edition of Elephantsounds will feature the best of what Utrecht has to offer in reggae. Unity is power, therefore join us and let's make party!
Entrance 3 euros as always, starts at 23:00. Doors close at 3:00, but the party wil continue till late....

Next Friday March 14: Reggaebomb @ Tivoli de Helling

Reggae Bomb is een eerbetoon aan de authentieke reggae: rootsreggae, ska, rocksteady en vroege dancehall. Verwacht oude klassiekers en de nieuwste hits - voor modieuze, aan r&b en hiphop verwante dancehall is echter geen plaats! Keurmeesters zijn resident-dj's Ivoryman, Sideburn Sound, Souljah en Skank Around Sound, geregeld bijgestaan door gast-dj's. Zij creëren samen met het publiek de positieve, uplifting en energieke sfeer die A Reggae Bomb al jaren kenmerkt. Meer info @ www.tivoli.nl

Producer Joe Gibbs dead at 65

From the Jamaica Gleaner:
RECORD producer Joel 'Joe Gibbs' Gibson, whose partnership with singer Dennis Brown yielded a string of hit songs during the 1970s, died last Thursday at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
Gibbs' son, Rocky, told The Gleaner that his father died shortly after suffering a heart attack. He was 65 years old.
The Montego Bay-born Gibbs began producing on his Amalgamated label in the 1960s. His first major hit was singer Roy Shirley's Hold Them, but it was in the next decade that Gibbs really hit his stride.
Brown, a former prodigy, cut a series of songs for Gibbs that were rarely off the charts. These included Money In My Pockets, Should I, Stay at Home, Love Has Found Its Way and How Could I Live.
Other productions
Gibbs also produced Culture's massive Two Sevens Clash, George Nooks' Tribal War and Althea and Donna's Uptown Top Ranking which made the British pop charts in 1977. His last major hit was singer J.C. Lodge's Someone Loves You Honey, a song originally done by African-American country singer Charlie Pride.
Bass player Lloyd Parkes was a senior member of Gibbs' house band, The Professionals. He said while Gibbs was an astute businessman, he was not the great producer many believed.
"I would call him an executive producer, most of the production was done by Errol Thompson and the musicians," Parkes said.
Thompson was the engineer at Gibbs' Retirement Road studio. He died in 2004.
Gibbs is survived by 11 children.

ALERT!!!!!! >> ZERGIOTEH @ ELEPHANT SOUNDS!!!


This beautiful flyer was again designed by Mr. Cold Sweat!

ZERGIOTEH confirmed for May 17th!!!
Yes I inna rub a dub stylee da man come!!! Zergioteh our friend from spain just released his album produced by Barcelonian Rey Jah B. Check Zergioteh's myspace for his tunes!

>> http://www.myspace.com/zergiote <<>

e will be joined by Mochiman and Marziah, also from Barcelona!
check their Myspaces:
Mochiman: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=76107143
Marziah: http://www.myspace.com/naturalmarziah

Thur Feb 28: High Tone @ Ekko

Dat Fransen met even relaxede als opzwepende dub opperbest raad weten, was ons dankzij Le Peuple de l'Herbe al duidelijk. High Tone toont zich de laatste jaren het meest dope jongentje van de dubklas. Ze kregen de nalatenschap van King Tubby en Lee "Scratch" Perry met de paplepel ingegoten en het collectief tekende niet voor niets voor de verzamelaar "Reprocessed #1". Daarop remixen ze onder meer Le Peuple en Hybridsoundsystem, check: reprocessed.free.fr en je zweeft zo van je sofa af. Nog niet helemaal relaxed of opgepept? Probeer dan zentone.free.fr voor nog zo'n ijzersterk staaltje: hun samenwerking met Zenzile.High Tone gaat soms verder waar Le Peuple afhaakt. Zo is het kwintet uit Lyon vaak rauwer en dansbaarder dan hun bekende landgenoten. De "tovenaars van de dub-alchemie" creëren met vinyl-sampling, live-instrumenten, bizarre geluidseffecten en wild scratchwerk een meesterlijke mix van progressieve en jaren '70 dub, hiphop, drum 'n' bass, techno en wereldmuziek. De groep integreert soepeltjes hun Franse, Indiase, Tibetaanse en Jamaicaanse invloeden. En The Wire noemt ze niet voor niets "het Gallische equivalent van Asian Dub Foundation"! Hadden we al verteld dat licht en video een belangrijk onderdeel van de High Tone-show vormen?
more info: http://www.ekko.nl/, http://www.hightone.org/, www.myspace.com/hightonefansite

Sun Feb 24: Don Carlos @ Tivoli de Helling


De Jamaicaanse reggaezanger Don Carlos draait al meer dan veertig jaar mee. In 1965 zette hij zijn eerste stappen op het rood-geel-groene reggaepad als solozanger, maar zijn carrière nam pas echt een vlucht toen hij in 1973 bij het trio Black Uhuru kwam. Carlos had een groot aandeel in de productie van het legendarische Black Uhuru-album Love Crisis, later heruitgebracht als Black Sounds Of Freedom. Don Carlos stopt waarschijnlijk pas met optreden als hij erbij neervalt, dus ook in 2008 tourt deze veteraan met zijn band Dub Vision de wereld rond alsof hij nog maar twintig is. Nieuwe cd: Live in Europe!more info: http://www.tivoli.nl/, http://www.doncarlosreggae.com/

REGGAE UNITY

Elephantsounds invites Reggae Unity Utreg inna ACU!

Reggae Rule the nation! Check out these upcoming events:
  • Tue Jan 29: Freddie Mc Gregor @ Tivoli de Helling
  • Fri Feb 01: ReggaeBomb (Skank Aound, United Sounds, Souljah & Sideburn) @ Tivoli de Helling
  • Zon Feb 24: Don Carlos @ Tivoli de Helling
  • Sat Mar 15: Elephantsounds Reggae Party @ ACU
  • Wed Mar 18: Sugar Minott, Big Youth & Mighty Diamonds @ Tivoli Oudegracht


Fri Jan 25: Elephants play Reggae Unity @ DBs


Check out the next edition of Reggae Unity Utrecht, friday january 25 @ DBs, cartesiusweg 90a. This friday will feature Souljah, Ivoryman, Sideburn Sound, sKank Around, East African sound and Elephant Soundsystem. So bring your lighter!

YA MAN, A MASSIVE PARTY DEH DEH!

Phew!! That was a nice one last saturday! Big up to the Red Eye Crew for coming all the way to Utrecht to play dem nice chunes! And big up your bad self for always supporting the Elephant Soundsystem. You make it happen. Every time. Seen?

Here are some flix. Are you in them?