I-Plant aka producer and multi-instrumentalist Tooney Roots – responsible for the much overlooked General Jah Mikey album Jah Mission is Timeless – is back with a killer new project. Blacksoulremix Vol. 3 is a remix set in a showcase style and follows volume one and two which were released already in 2007.
The album – which is available for free download over at Bandcamp – features six stone-cold soul and disco classics re-recorded with a heavy 80s sounding reggae backing featuring live horns. Each cut is also followed by a huge dub version.
I-Plant has chosen to take on massive classics, including Edwin Starr’s War and Carl Douglas’ bouncy Kung Fu Fighting.
Crucial doesn’t half describe this release. I’ve actually had it on repeat for four consecutive hours.
Jamaican singer General Jah Mikey follows up on his Original Yard Food album, and together with French multi-instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer Tooney Roots he serves up yet another delicious treat.
General Jah Mikey has been in and out of the music business for almost three decades. He has tried and tested several different styles over the years, including jungle and dubstep. Tooney Roots’ productions lean towards the heavier side of roots with influences from the UK dub scene.
And together they have made an album that is hard and uncompromising, yet melodic and harmonious, partly thanks to General Jah Mikey’s smooth style. He has a deep and soothing voice that flows gracefully over Tooney Roots’ massive bass lines and pounding drums complemented by a vicious synthesizer or a bright piano here and there.
Jah Music is Timeless is a showcase album where each of the six vocals and followed by their dub counterpart. Tooney Roots works with analogue equipment and vintage sound effects built by himself, and the soundscape on the dub versions is hypnotizing and deliciously monotonous.
Multi-instrumentalist, sound system builder and producer Tooney Roots aka i-Plant is back with a new riddim, four years after the release of his Rockerstyle album.
Injustice is the title of the riddim and it’s voiced by Chester Miller, Peter Ranking and General Jah Mikey. Tooney Roots provides most of the backing along with inspired analogue mixing on a heavy as lead dub version of the riddim.
Injustice riddim will be available on 12” and on digital platforms in September.