Release Date: 6th October 2017
‘Pusherman’ is the debut release from London based label i&i Musik, featuring soulful rootsy vocals and a powerful message from Jamaica’s highly acclaimed reggae veteran Mike Brooks. On the flip side, Wallace Adalphus’ infectious positive character and charming storytelling style brings an uplifting vibe to ‘Good
Recorded together at Archiver’s North London studio, ‘Pusherman' is a soulful roots reggae track, full of organic percussion, catchy guitar riffs courtesy of Matteo Boyero and a killer heavy bassline, blending perfectly with Mike Brooks' sincere and soulful vocals. A dub version courtesy of Archiver, strips back the track allowing all the intricate layers to breathe with the guitars, flutes & driving bass and drums taking centre stage.
On the other side is a three way collaboration between Archiver and fellow producer Matteo Boyero, and features vocals from Wallace Adalphus. Recorded at Matteo Boyero’s studio in East London, ‘Good Morning’ is an upbeat and uplifting dancefloor friendly track with a blend of both organic and electronic instruments. Wallace Adalphus’ truly original message and storytelling ability provide the backbone for this distinctive and catchy track.
Archiver is a musician, producer and DJ from London. He takes influence from his vast, eclectic record
collection, love of old recording equipment and passion for sound recordings. He has been producing for a number of years, releasing under different guises and genres that he takes influence from although has a particularly strong connection with bass and dub inspired music. He regularly collaborates with fellow producer Matteo Boyero, whose label Wahever Records, also features a track they co-produced together, ‘The 4th Session’ on its debut release.
ABOUT MIKE BROOKS
Mike Brooks needs little introduction with a career as a reggae singer and producer stretching back to the early 1970’s. He began his career at Channel One Studios and has worked alongside well known artists such as Jah Lloyd, Prince Far I, Glen Brown, Delroy Wilson, Pat Kelly and U Roy. He has released tracks and albums on numerous labels such as Duke Reid, Trojan plus his own Coptic Lion imprint to name a few.
ABOUT i&i MUSIK
i&i Musik is a small independent record label based in London and setup by producer Archiver. The label is centred around Archiver’s own productions and collaborations, but will also showcase other artists and producers. Not wanting to be pigeon holed, the label will mix styles and genres where dub techniques and bass feature prominently.
a1. Mike Brooks - Pusherman
a2. Archiver - Pusherman Dub
b1. Wallace Adalphus meets Matteo Boyero & Archiver - Good Morning