Adam Prescott Meets Iration Steppas - Acid Storm / Year 3000 Style [7" Vinyl]
Release Date: 25th February 2022
ZamZam 86 sees the return of Adam Prescott alongside the legend Iration Steppas AKA Mark Iration.
Stomping on from recent releases on Conscious Sounds and Lion Charge, we’re happy to have Reggae Roast boss Mr. Prescott back for the first time since his hit “Fear” with Macka B all the way back in 2017. And it has to be said that we couldn’t be more thrilled to finally be working with Mark Iration on vinyl, whose deep history in Leeds, crushing sound system, unmatched dynamism in the dance, and revered status in the global dub community can’t be overstated- respect due!! Coming off of a serious reissue campaign and epic documentary in collaboration with Dubquake Records, this is Iration Steppas first new music on vinyl since an extremely limited 7” on Dub-Stuy 5 years ago.
Of their history together Adam says, "I always send Mark my tracks - sometimes he wants cuts or wants to do a remix, and this time he voiced me a dubplate on the riddim and did loads of mixes. Mark was one of the reasons I make music at all, after going to his Subdub nights in Leeds back in the early 2000’s. He's been a great inspiration throughout my career, always offering guidance on my productions and letting me know which ones have been going down well at sessions… So it’s a big milestone for me to work with him on a vinyl release."
"Acid Storm” is Mark’s brutalist version of a 135 bpm steppers called “The Storm” that Adam built for a digital-only release on Hold Tight Records. The Iration method is on full display with a mean synth melody, mad delay work, and phasing and filtering all elements of the mix in real time. On the flip, the second piece of the riddim, the “Year 3000 Style” mix is a more stripped affair, pushing the drums and percussion harder, then diving into reverb depths unplumbed on the A side. Push these no-holds-barred dubplate-style sides into the red and these mixes will transport you into the reckless abandon and spiritual fervor of an Irations Steppas Sound System session for real.
a1. Adam Prescott Meets Iration Steppas - Acid Storm
b1. Adam Prescott Meets Iration Steppas - Acid Storm (Year 3000 Style)