Release Date - 24th May 2019
Earlier this year, Fruits Records released I’VE SEEN, Oku Onuora’s highly acclaimed new album. We at Fruits Records selected our personal two favorite poems from the album, IF NOT NOW & DUBWORD WARRIOR, for release on 7” - this edition is especially made for sound systems. Be prepared for a double blast of Dub poetry from these word/music missiles.
a1. Oku Onuora - If Not Now
b1. Oku Onuora - Dubword Warrior
Release Date: 3rd July 2020
The Geneva based combo Cosmic Shuffling strikes again with two superb Ska instrumentals taken from the "Magic Rocket Ship" studio sessions. The album release has been postponed due to the COVID crisis, but it’s our pleasure to give you a glimpse of what’s coming soon. These two cuts will not be on the upcoming album, 7" single exclusive, with beautiful silver ink labels! Pure fireball to make you dance and twist during the summer.
a1. Cosmic Shuffling - Eastern Ska
b1. Cosmic Shuffling - Western Ska
Release Date: 6th March 2020
Kumar, ex-Raging Fyah lead singer, met Fruits Records crew back in 2016, when he invited them to play with I Kong at his Wickie Wackie festival in Bull Bay, Jamaica. From then, the musical friendship never stopped, doing different types of collaboration over the years. His unique voice tone, breathe-taking vocal abilities and songwriting skills make Kumar one of the greatest singers of his generation, as his nomination at the Grammy awards 2016 with Raging Fyah can testify. "Message In Your Radio” brings a different taste to Fruits Record's catalog, noticeably more modern than the previous releases. Kumar's melancholic melodies enhance this powerful riddim played by The 18th Parallel with conscious lyrics: Message in the music is a must, today more than ever. Anthem for radio stations!
a1. Kumar - Message In Your Radio
b1. Gregory Morris & The 18th Parallel - Dub In Your Stereo
Release Date: 6th December 2019
We always try to bring something special when it comes to release a single on vinyl. This time, we are pleased to announce the return of one of the most obscure and talented vocal group from the early 80's: Time Unlimited. It's been more than twenty years that Donovan Joseph, Hugo Blackwood and Orville Smith, have been off the musical scene as Time Unlimited. During the recording sessions of the Roots Architects project in 2017, we had the chance to meet Donovan Joseph passing by the studio. Straightaway, we were telling ourselves that we had to see his legendary group name written on black wax again. Here it is, with a deep rub a dub cut backed by the High Times Players remembering the golden years of the group!
a1. Time Unlimited - Right Time Come
b1. High Times Players - Dub Time Come
Release Date - 7th June 2019
A twenty-year-long career, a staggering number of huge collaborations (Lee "Scratch" Perry, Cedric Myton, BB "Gaylads" Seaton, etc.) and countless tours played across Europe: Najavibes know no stopping. Living and breathing roots reggae, and with a memorable 2016 Jamaican tour imprinted on their hearts, the Geneva-based band now bring you Same Sun, their glowing second studio album.
Jamaican reggae transcends between blends of dub and jazz in these fourteen tracks, mixed by Prince Fatty and featuring Kumar, Mark Wonder, Roberto Sánchez and Aston Barrett Jr., son of Family Man from the Wailers.
With the added boost of their new members, Najavibes are still defending the roots tradition while drawing their dynamic from modern influences and the boldness of striking stylistic crossovers: afrobeat, rub-a-dub, new- roots.
Authentic, positive, sunny and open to the sounds of the world: this is the mark of the greats.
1. Najavibes - Sun Light
2. Najavibes - Insecurity
3. Najavibes - Keep On
4. Najavibes - Not Only Lyrics
5. Najavibes - Drivers
6. Najavibes - Parcours feat. Rootwords & Jonas
7. Najavibes - Live With Respect
8. Najavibes - Know Yourself
9. Najavibes - Love Revolution feat. Mark Wonder
10. Najavibes - This Dust feat. Kumar
11. Najavibes - Sip A Glute
12. Najavibes - Catty Walk
13. Najavibes - The Treasure feat. Roberto Sánchez
14. Najavibes - Same Sun
Release Date - 7th June 2019
This 7” single features two songs taken from Najavibes new album SAME SUN: “Catty Walk” is a surprising instrumental led by beautiful horns and keyboards, then “Insecurity” on the B side is a heavy stepper riddim with strong political lyrics. A must have!
a1. Najavibes - Catty Walk
b1. Najavibes - Insecurity