Release Date: 7th August 2020
To celebrate 100 years of the Theremin, super producer Gaudi and friends have created an album of Theremin infused dub.
Developed in 1920 by Russian physicist Léon Theremin, the Theremin is an electronic device which works with magnetic fields and consists of one metal antenna controlled without physical contact. Predominantly a fairly niche instrument, it has featured in several styles of music since its creation, from classical works to sci-fi movie soundtracks, pop and rock.
Gaudi was supported in this tribute by five of the world's top dub producers - Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, The Scientist, Dennis Bovell and Prince Fatty. All hugely respected individuals who have been representing the best of international dub production for the last 50 years, they have provided the riddims that underpin Gaudi's Theremin playing on this astonishing project.
As a solo artist, Gaudi has recorded over 20 albums, while as a producer he has hundreds of productions under his belt. In his 30 year career he has worked with legends of the reggae and electronic music worlds including Steel Pulse, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Horace Andy, Michael Franti, Deep Forest, Zion Train, Dub FX, Youth, The Orb, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Trentemøller.
As a Theremin player for over 25 years, Gaudi has often combined his passion for the instrument and for reggae music, playing it on several of his albums, but until now he has never dedicated an entire release to it. Known and lauded for putting his "dub-take" on many musical genres, '100 Years of Theremin (The Dub Chapter)' is Gaudi's brainchild.
Listening to this blissful out-of-body-experience of an album, where roots reggae meets the enigmatic and ethereal sounds of sci-fi, is a deep and pensive experience. Haunting and mellifluous melodies meet earthy, bassy grooves in an unlikely yet undeniably successful union. Despite the individual styles of the producers involved, the album has a unified quality, the cinematic feel of a soundtrack with the narrative being the distinctive voice of the Theremin.
a1. Cinematic Dub (with Mad Professor)
a2. Dub’s Nine Lives (with Adrian Sherwood)
a3. Cross To Theremin (with Dennis Bovell)
a4. Smokin Dub (with The Scientist)
a5. Theremin Dub Mafia (with Prince Fatty)
b1. Kumo Dub (with Mad Professor)
b2. Dub Out of Theremin (with Adrian Sherwood)
b3. Secret Service Dub (with Dennis Bovell)
b4. Future Sound Of Theremin (with Mad Professor)
b5. Butterfly Dub (with Adrian Sherwood)
b6. Heying Dub (with Dennis Bovell)
Release Date: 24th July 2020
Radikal Guru joined forces with Tenor Youthman to raise their voice against injustice that’s happening in the world today and encourage people to stand up for their rights! #beyondtheborders
a1. Radikal Guru ft. Tenor Youthman - Radical
b1. Radikal Guru ft. Tenor Youthman - Radical Version
Release Date: 10th July 2020
Green Arrow Sound fourth production soon coming... Exploring the roots in a sunshine mood with a loud sub-bass for sound system and a deep peacefull nensation for the day time sets!
a1. Green Arrow Possee - What Ah Gwaan ft Jonnygo Figure
b1. Green Arrow Possee - What Ah Dub
Release Date: 26th June 2020
A roots reggae vibe, a nonchalant melody...We’re kicking back, Jamaican style, with a glass of warm beer poured from the latest collaboration between O.B.F. & Nazamba.
Drinking a cold beer in a hot country isn’t necessarily the best idea. Your body starts to think that it’s cold, and slows the perspiration that helps you to control your temperature. Result: you actually feel hotter. But a warm beer, according to any Jamaican barman worth his salt, can just as easily be drunk in the morning as at midday or when the night falls.
Nazamba may sing the praises of cold drinks to Aza Lineage, taking her on a tour of the best ice-cold beverages on the planet, but she refuses to give in: “ A cold beer, never!” This single is best served with the animated clip made by Laska and one of the 500 limited edition, specially stamped “Hot Beer” bottles.
a1. O.B.F & Nazamba - Hot Beer
b1. O.B.F - Hot Riddim
Repress Due: August 2020
Rising High LP is a debut album of Bristol's own Tubby Isiah - brand new project launched by Jevon Ives (De-Tu) & his dad Jason Ives.
a1. Tubby Isiah - Silverback ft Versa
a2. Tubby Isiah - Lucifer
a3. Tubby Isiah - Tellaman
a4. Tubby Isiah - Dem A Come
a5. Tubby Isiah - Only me
b1. Tubby Isiah - Shutoff
b2. Tubby Isiah - Hold On Driver ft Bukkha
b3. Tubby Isiah - Give Me Side
b4. Tubby Isiah - Do It Jah
b5. Tubby Isiah - Warrior Charge
Release Date: 24th July 2020
A collaboration between dub producer Manasseh and virtuoso violin-viola player Praise, this is the culmination of their work together over the last ten years and follows the 2011 single 'Matter of Struggle'. An audiographic blend of classical and reggae music, the unique result of the artists' backgrounds, creates a heavy rhythm that carries many layers of feeling and reflects the calm within the chaos of city living.
The multi talented 'Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee' joins Manasseh & Praise on 'Nathan The Prophet' his majestic flute lines cascading through the echo chamber on 'dub the Prophet'.
a1. Manaseh Meets Praise - Nathan The Prophet ft Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee
a2. Manaseh Meets Praise - Dub The Prophet ft Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee
b1. Manaseh Meets Praise - No More Struggle
b2. Manaseh Meets Praise - More Struggle
Available From: 12th June 2020
Another reissue out of Rupie Edwards incredible catalogue. Rupies own deejay cut to Errol Dunkleys "Down Below". Originally cut around 1975, never reissued before.. Horus Records glad to bring it back to the masses preserving the beautiful label artwork
a1. Frazer Down Below
Available From 26th June 2020
01, Blackamix Station Intro
02. Sheshamane Call
03. The Crowning (Ceremonial Mix)
04. Iwah 4000 4th Piece
05. Falasha Dance (Axum Mix)
06. Dub Talkin'
07. Ancient Thebes
08. Twelve Tribes
09. Akenation (3rd Dynasty Mix)
10. Kings Dub Verse 3
11. Antiquities 5th Cut
12. Blackamix Station Outro
1. The Crowning
2. Dub Talking (Rough and Tumble Mix)
4. Kings Dub
5. Nile Valley
Available From 26th June 2020
a1, Blackamix Station Intro
a2. Sheshamane Call
a3. The Crowning (Ceremonial Mix)
a4. Iwah 4000 4th Piece
a5. Falasha Dance (Axum Mix)
a6. Dub Talkin'
b1. Ancient Thebes
b2. Twelve Tribes
b3. Akenation (3rd Dynasty Mix)
b4. Kings Dub Verse 3
b5. Antiquities 5th Cut
b6. Blackamix Station Outro
Repress Due: July 2020
First Babe Roots album perfectly executed. This is the perfect balance between dub structures and reggae rhythms. Album composed and produced by Babe Roots in Berlin (DE) and Turin (IT) between 2013 and 2016. Mastered by Mathieu Berthet at Berthet Mastering Paris. Artwork by Miranda. 12" 180gr black vinyl.
a2. Falling (feat. Milly James)
a3. Jah Nuh Dead (feat. Stephy Wright)
a4. Sun Is Shining (feat. Milly James)
b1. Bless Me (feat. Baba Ras)
b2. Sufferation Time (feat. Kojo Neatness)
b3. Peace, Love and Unity (feat. Baba Ras)
b4. Work Hard (feat. Kojo Neatness)