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Wrongtom Meets The Ragga Twins – In Time

The new album from WrongTom and the legendary Ragga Twins is now available to pre-order. “In Time” takes the Twins back to their roots in dub and digital reggae, before they entered the world of rave and breakbeats.
As ever, WrongTom’s production is completely on point, hitting that authentic dancehall retro sound, without sounding like a cliched throw back. It sounds like Tom was making dancehall dub in the 80’s and has never stopped, and believe us you don’t want him to!
The album is released at the end of the month and is the perfect soundtrack to your summer, and winter and all year round. Pre-order it now via bandcamp and check out the video for the single “Bacchanal”.

 

Nostalgia 77 – An Angel With No Halo

Check out the latest video from Nostalgia 77 for the track, “An Angel With No Halo”. Out now on Tru-Thoughts, “An Angel With No Halo” is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album, “A Journey Too Far”.
Nostalgia 77 create a warm mix of jazz, psychedelia, folk and down tempo, low slung funk, along with the vocal talents of German singer, Josa Peit, the single is a “stirring slice of psychedelic pop noir”. The single also includes a fantastic dub version, courtesy of Prince Fatty (Hollie Cook/Mr Bongo). Well worth seeking out, and we look forward to hearing the forthcoming album. Perfect for these dark winter days.

Ty – Well Well Well

UK legend Ty come correct again with another track taken from his, “Kick Snare and An Idea pt.2” single released on Tru Thoughts. I like the direction he has taken on “Well Well Well”, soulful, dancey, fun loving, yet still straight up hip hop.
Animmated by the one and only Infinite Livez, check out the new video to “Well Well Well”.

WrongTom Meets Deemas J – Superteng Video

Check out the new video for WrongTom Meets Deemas J’s latest single “Superteng”. This is a true dancehall banger taken from the album “In East London”. Check out WrongToms mum making moves in the video too!

WrongTom Meets Deemas J – In East London

First WrongTom Met Roots Manuva, now WrongTom Meets Deemas J and its only over In East London, cor blimey! Yes that’s right, my man WrongTom has released a brand new album of original tracks, not remixes, with long-term friend and collaborator Deemas J.
I’m sure I remember Deemas MCing to jungle at a Bacchus christmas party in Kingston back in the mid 90’s, but that’s another story.
This long anticipated along does not disappoint, it is classic reggae material from start to finish. If you like old digital sounds, 90’s dancehall, classic dub, you will love this, it’s a must for any reggae fan.
I’m honestly loving everything about this album, from the excellent Tony McDermott artwork, to Tom’s retro yet contemporary production, to Deemas’ top notch vocals. Vocally I can hear hints of Smiley Culture, Daddy Freddy, and Linton Kwesi Johnson in there, it’s amazing that the majority of the vocals were freestyles often done in one take! My knowledge of reggae production is slightly lacking, but this makes me think of classic Prince Jammy records, and the kind of rhythms you would have heard artists like Cutty Ranks toasting over back in the days.

Out now on Tru Thoughts, make sure you grab a copy and also check out the latest installment of the Tru Thoughts podcast, where WrongTom talks through “In East London”, playing track from the album and a selection of tunes that inspired the pair.
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