Monday, September 01, 2008

tune!!

Sticking with non-western tunes for the minute, this is one of the most exciting releases of the year for me without a doubt. Honest Jon's uncovered an unbelievable gem with Steel An' Skin; a bunch of 'night club' musicians from all over (Nigeria, Ghana, Trinidad, UK) who hung out and made magic in Ladbroke Grove in the 70's. Both sides of 'Afro Punk Reggae (Dub)'/'Reggae is Here Once Again' are just ridiculously fine, a 1979 release that removes the competition in 2008, with ease. 'Afro Punk Reggae (Dub)' sounds so current, with it's deep ESG, Liquid Liquid, dubby, complex and irresistibly dance inducing vibe. If any of that sounds remotely like something you might like and you haven't heard it then find it at once, seriously. The flip side, 'Reggae is Here Once Again' is Dub Disco of the highest order, it's catchy as all hell, warm, genuine and timeless. This has to be the true anthem of the year, resistance is futile. Music for life!! (the mp3 doesnt do it justice)

Steel 'n Skin - Reggae Is Here Once Again


edit: i've just seen over at Dilated Choonz - Kevvy K posted the flip side of this, so now u can check both sides and read Kev's far more researched post... go now!!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW,you were not exagerating at all.this is a great song.-ahgoodygoody

chris keys said...

ha! i certainly wasn't - its a killer!! goody to see you around these parts as always...

Kriger said...

Got the tune as well... lovely...

Hope you get better soon...

chris keys said...

hey mighty Krige - yeah improved a bit, i hope it went well on saturday.
gonna give u a call tomorrow - hey are u doing rustlers??

Martin said...

Hey Chris
This post is the first post I read, and after that I started following your blog.
Got the CD in yesterdag and it's great!

Keep them tips coming

cheers
Martin aka www.beauritz.nl