Basque Dub Foundation’s (BDF) Inyaki Yarritu has together with Heartical’s Sergio Marigomez come up with a new and fresh riddim called Freedom Rockers. It’s the second riddim they have done together and follows the acclaimed Ministerio Del Dub, a riddim that featured cuts from the late and great Alton Ellis and Sugar Minott.
Freedom Rockers comes with no less than twelve previously unreleased vocal cuts and one dub version. The global line-up includes artists from five countries, for example David Hinds from the UK, Zareb from Jamaica, Rootsmala from Spain, KG Man from Italy and Guive & Professor Liv’High from France.
Loving all the cuts on this rocking riddim, but especially interesting is Carlton Livinston’s and A State of Mind’s Higher Horse, where the UK rap trio nicely interacts with the sweet voiced Jamaican veteran singer.
Available now on 7” and on digital platforms.
Heartical – a French label and sound – has announced the release of four unreleased singles on the Far East riddim, originally recorded at Studio One in the 70’s. The most well-known version is perhaps Barrington Levy’s Don’t Fuss Nor Fight/Sweet Reggae Music produced by Henry “Junjo” Lawes.
The riddim is rebuilt by Basque Dub Foundation and features nice performances from veterans Mykal Rose, Ranking Joe, Jah Mikey, Carlton Livingston, Papa Kojak and Josey Wales’ younger brother Daddy Shark.
The younger generation is represented by Spanish vocal duo Rootsmala and Chronicle, a Jamaican vocalist that recorded for many Jamaican labels in the late 80’s before going on to record for U.S. label Massive B.
These releases will be available on October 3 on vinyl 7” and on October 15 as legal download.
If you’re curious on this version, feel free to download the megamix below (right click, save as).
Far East – Heartical