Grand Ancestor announces it's first 7" release, featuring the massive riddim work of Reggae Roast's Adam Prescott and the vocals of the legendary Danman. The A side, Gideon Time, is a full on heavy steppers track that will crank up the energy of any dance. The B, Gideon Dubwise, takes the track in a dark, effects laden direction.
This is a 140 gram, vinyl only hand stamped released.
a1. Adam Prescott - Gideon Time (feat. Danman)
b1. Adam Prescott - Gideon Dubwise
Released 13th January 2017
Grand Ancestor's ninth release features Swedish badman, Blue Hill. On the A side, 'Natty Natty' is a ruff & tuff 140 bpm dub steppers tune produced a few years ago with a classic sample from the mighty Yabby You. This one is sure to be a sound system anthem as it will relentless stretch any bassbin tasked with the duty. On the flip, 'Bassuka' is hardcore steppers track with a proper distorted bass line giving off a proper industrial vibe.
a1. Natty Natty
Released 2nd September 2016
Heavily grounded in the UK Steppas sound from the late 90's, Adam Prescott has enlisted the help of UK veteran, King General, on his latest single, 'World Gone Crazy'. King General steps up with real conscious lyrics backed by AP's rootical rhythm section, the duo come together to provide a reality check. On the flip, Adam's Dub is a stripped back, raw take on the original, in true dubwise fashion. Expect real heavyweight digital pressure built to test any sound system.
a1. King General - World Gone Crazy
b1. Adam Prescott - Dub Gone Crazy
Released 27th May 2016
Grand Ancestor presents our fifth release, featuring 'No Harm', a sound system weapon from American bass warrior Malleus. Despite it's name, this A side will damage speakers and steal the air from dance floors with it's serious bass weight. The track goes in with a triplet shuffle rhythm and a mosaic of perfectly treated samples and sounds, weaving a sonic spell. We reached to Japan for the remix, and enlisted Part2Style to flip the original with a truly unique and inspiring interpretation. This record is worthy of the rinse! No repress, vinyl only.
a1. Malleus - No Harm
b1. Malleus - No Harm (Part2style Mix)
Release Date: 22nd September 2017
Jeph1 uses hand-made spring reverb devices, East African traditional instruments, tube delays and field recordings all amalgamated in order to create a piece of music that pays tribute to the principles of UK Sound System Culture.
MC Trooper adds a layer of energy with his conscious lyrics praising the positivity of Roots Music to exalt the King & chant down Babylon. Grand Ancestor s tenth release is sure to be a fixture pon di circuits.
a1. MC Trooper - Warrior
b1. Jeph1 - Warrior Dub
Released 4th November 2016
GA008 sees another 7" release from the label, this time, Spain and Norway collide to give you Joy! On vocal duties, Spanish rub-a-dub Queen, Ponchita Peligros delivers a powerful and personal message of triumph as only she can. Norwegian 8-bit aficionados, Helgeland 8-bit Squad provide a melodic steppas riddim featuring a twangy nylong guitar and nuff bass to move tings forward inna proper 80s digikal style.
a1. Ponchita Peligros - Joy
b1. Helgeland 8bit Squad - Joy Dub
Released 22nd January 2016
Grand Ancestor and The Illuminated join forces again, this time teaming up with Distant Roots and Clinton Sly in order to bring you 'Straight To Mi Brain' the latest 7" record from GA. Clinton's energetic and powerful presence on the A side is further interpreted on the B, with The Illuminated and Distant Roots collaborating on the dubwise version. This is a limited pressing, hand stamped, with no repress or digital offering.
a1. Straight to Mi Brain (feat. Clinton Sly)
b1. Straight to Mi Dub (feat. Clinton Sly)