Warrior roots on Adam Prescott’s debut album

coverProducer Adam Prescott is a fresh new addition to the UK digital roots scene. He has received guidance from Mark Iration of Iration Steppas and has put out tunes with the likes of Cornel Campbell, Michael Prophet, Ranking Joe and Johnny Osbourne.

And finally his debut album has arrived. It’s a bass heavy eleven track set showcasing a broad palette of styles and grooves with both vocal cuts and instrumentals included.

Warrior is sound system music and kicks off with the one and only Brother Culture, who chats over a militant steppers style riddim. From then and there it’s a deep and dynamic journey with veterans and newcomers rubbing shoulders – Rod Taylor, Charlie P, Donovan Kingjay, Dark Angel and UK rapper Karizma are some of the talents lending their skills to the project.

Two of the best cuts are however instrumentals and Onlyjoe’s Papa B does a tremendous job on the funky Throwback and the dark Prophecy.

This varied set is deeply rooted in the UK sound system tradition, yet Adam Prescott manages to add his own contemporary flavour to it. It’s no coincident that he’s receiving consistent airplay on BBC Radio One and Rinse FM as well as support from Sir David Rodigan.


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