Issue 49 - March

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REGGAE / 42 DANCE HALL Issue 49 / 2013 GUESTLIST RECOMMENDs ALBUM OF THE MONTH Broken beats LEE SCRATCH PERRY Horace Andy is famous for revisiting his songs, adding a different perspective to old material. Andy has famously collaborated with Massive Attack and more recently with the brilliant cover band Easy Star All Stars on their 2006 Album Radiodread. His most recent album, Broken Beats returns to some of his most popular songs, ���Skylarking���, ���Cuss��� and ���Money Money��� but radically reworks them into bass heavy tracks that bear little semblance to their roots predecessors. Some remixes are an absolute triumph, Oliver Frost���s and Eva B.���s dark dub-hop mix of the great Skylarking takes you reeling out of the Earth���s atmosphere and immerses you in planet dub. ���Money, Money��� here mixed by Dubblestandart is quite a few shades darker than the famous dub mix of the track that Andy did, when he worked in conjunction with mighty producer Bunny Lee but it carries you away with its winding drops and reverberating vocals. The album falls down with its numerous repetitions and the subtle differences in the different versions will probably be more enjoyed by DJs than by those listening at home. It is an album that requires some earth shaking speakers to be truly appreciated. Not my personal favourite from Horace Andy but Broken Beats is a must for bass heads and well worth adding to that ���late night lets all leave the planet playlist.��� With new tracks Soul Man, Mr. Upsetter, Forgiveness, and Medusa Dub this album has tracks introduced previously in 2010 on a groundbreaking EP in their unfinished state. This 2013 album is produced by Born Free and The Next Room. The album features ten tracks employing some of the techniques of this mad artist but with a distinctly original, updated sound with elements of lounge-dub and deep trance. Lee Scratch Perry, also known as Pipecock Jackxon, recently toured the U.K. with gigs in Camden���s Jazz cafe, and his next tour will be in April throughout the U.S; Indio, Las Vegas, and Pomona. Last August, Lee Scratch Perry released a single with The Orb entitled, The Observer in the Star House. This psychedelic dub track is well worth a listen, extremely funky, and if only for Perry���s smooth reggae vocals layered up with the synthetic sound distinctive to The Orb. MARCH RELEASES Ken Boothe Journey THE TRAIN PRODUCTION Mishka Ocean is my Potion MAILBOAT RECORDS Dub Spencer and Trance Hill Live in Dub ECHO BEACH Sizzlah The Messiah VP RECORDS Bryan Art Bryan Art Al.Ta.Fa.An iLLBiLLY HiTEC Reggaetronics ECHO BEACH Anthony B Things A Get Harder Woody G Soundforce Captain Sinba Reggae Will Mad Unu MAZIMUM SOUND DuBtronic Kru Evolution IREGGAENATION Iba Mahr EP Reggaeville Lutan Fyah Truly ONE DROP RECORDS Snoop Lion Reincarnated BERHANE SOUND SYSTEM

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