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New single from roots duo Tetrack

artworks-000088805713-do67wb-t200x200Jamaican harmony group Tetrack – probably best known for their work with Augustus Pablo in the late 70s and early 80s – has joined forces with French label Roots Vibes and producer Mr Haze.

The deep and heavy That Day Will Come is on the Western riddim, and the second cut on the 12” is the first international release of Ebene. Both cuts are followed by a heavy as lead dub version mixed by Mr Haze.

The That Day Will Come/Pink Clouds is now available on 12” from various retailers worldwide.

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Powerful roots reggae from Ricky Grant

613PHoXb1RL._SL500_AA280_With just a little less than minimal promotion veteran Jamaican singer Ricky Grant last year dropped the ten track showcase album Ricky Grant At Roots Vibes Vol. 1.

Ricky Grant is not one of the most prolific Jamaican artists, but has been in the music industry for about five decades. He has worked with The Gaylads and Augustus Pablo, and is nowadays a resident in the U.S.

This rocking and stepping ten track album features ten tracks – five vocals and five dubs – produced and recorded by Roots Vibes from France. It’s a vintage and authentic sounding set where Ricky Grant showcases his soft and warm singing style, a style reminiscent of Prince Allah.

The dubs are dynamic and contain rather a lot of vocal snippets and studio wizardry, without overusing all the capabilities and possibilities you can get from a modern studio with digital gear.

An exciting project that deserves to be heard by a wide audience. Available on CD and digital platforms.

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