The Dub album of ‘On The Ground’ set for national release on Monday 4th March 2013 on CD & digital download, through Sugar Shack Records / Nubian Records.
United Reggae - ‘On The Ground’ potentially Best Reggae Album of 2012
Mojo – ‘The militant pacifists still packing a fiery punch’ 4/5
2012's “On The Ground” was the first new Black Roots album in more than twenty years and was eagerly received by fans old and new. As well as gaining numerous fantastic reviews, more than three decades after their formation, Black Roots were back as though they'd never been away and their music was equally relevant in the present as it was thirty years ago.
To celebrate the success of “On The Ground” and also to satisfy numerous requests from the band's fans, Sugar Shack Records in conjunction with Nubian Records, have decided to release the dub counterpart to the album “On The Ground In Dub”.
The dub mixes have been done by Louis Becket, a man who has a long history working with leading reggae bands including Misty In Roots and Culture. He has used those years of experience to craft a dub album worthy of comparison with those from the music's peak during the 1970s. Recorded with a full band including a horn section, the dubs hark back to that time before digital production and sampling took over. Focusing on the rhythm section with the horns dropping in and out, weaving a new tapestry from the original multi tracks, this is classic dub music of the sort that has been rarely made in the last thirty years, a modern dub classic.
Stripped down and rearranged, “On The Ground Dub” is a worthy release and stands
on its own merits as a fine album that will appeal to all fans of dub Equally, those that already love the vocal album will get renewed enjoyment, hearing their favorite songs reshaped with the same authentic sound and attention to detail that have helped “On The Ground” succeed so well.
The 15 track album will be released on 4th March 2013 by Sugar Shack Records as a CD and digital download and will be available from all good outlets.
released March 4, 2013
Engineered by Jeff Spencer with additional engineering by James King
Produced by Jeff Spencer & Black Roots
Dub Mixes by Louis Becket
Special Thanks to Alfredo Vasquez, Nubian, Jeff Spencer, James King, Peter Butler, Rita Locci, Mike Darby, Martin Langford, Steve Street and Jim Barr for their support that made this album possible. Blessed love to all.
A Nubian Records Production in association with Archive Publishing Ltd
For full information on Black Roots visit www.nubianrecords.co.uk
Artwork designed by Sam Giles firstname.lastname@example.org
All tracks mastered by Steve Street November 2012
(p)(c) Bristol Archive Records 2013
All Rights Reserved
All recordings owned by Black Roots and exclusively licenced to Sugar Shack Records/ Bristol Archive Records
Mike Darby, Sugar Shack Records/Bristol Archive Records (Bristol Boys Make More Noise)
Photo Credits: Rita Locci – Live Sardinia Reggae Festival 2012
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