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Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 - In The Kingdom Of Dub (CD, Tru Thoughts, 2014)

Along with Ticklah in the US, Grant Phabao in France & a very few others, Prince Fatty from Brighton, UK, has found his own sound in the reggae niche. Having recorded many Nostalgia 77 records in the past, it was logical to see him tackle some reggae/dub remixes of his close friend (who's also from Brighton). Quoting the title of a Scientist album from 1981, 'In The Kingdom Of Dub', implies that the album is gonna be a roots affair… and you won't be disappointed 'cos roots is exactly what you can expect here! Do not think you'll be swimming in expertly-produced tunes in the vein of the two producers named above, this record goes deep into Nostalgia 77's jazz repertoire, dubbing it for maximum trip power. This is more of a 'ocean waves of jazz in dub' affair. A bluesy, horizontal, deep slice of psychoactive freshness for nightly hours. Get immersed in this kingdom of dub!

Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 - In The Kingdom Of Dub
Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 - In The Kingdom Of Dub
(CD) Tru Thoughts TRU297, 2014-09-22

Links :
Nostalgia 77 : official | bandcamp | facebook | juno | junodownload | parisdjs | twitter
Prince Fatty : official | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter

Press Release :
The worlds of dub and jazz collide when Prince Fatty meets Nostalgia 77 'In The Kingdom Of Dub'; this intriguing album sees two musical explorers and like minds joining forces to illuminate the shared roots and spirit of rebellion that lie at the heart of these two genres.

Prince Fatty (Mr Bongo) - maverick producer of Hollie Cook and countless pop and reggae legends alongside his own Soundsystem projects - puts his spin on the music of bluesy jazz wunderkind Nostalgia 77, for a full set of new versions of tracks from across the latter's prolific career. The result is a deep, energetic and transporting listen.

Prince Fatty works his magic here on a diverse repertoire that spans the last decade and has been lauded by everyone from Gilles Peterson to Cerys Matthews to The Guardian. The spiritual Afro-jazz of instrumental side-project Skeletons (2012) sits alongside the coolly subversive, r&b inflected "Rainclouds", voiced by '60s icon Julie Tippett; current tracks from new album 'A Journey Too Far'; and classic Nostalgia 77 cuts "Little Steps" and "Quiet Dawn" (both bearing the spun-sugar vocals of Beth Rowley) from 2007's 'Everything Under The Sun'.

While all the above reworks were created especially for this release, the bonus track - a dub of "Zombie Dance Parts 1 & 2" by the live outfit Nostalgia 77 Octet - has been unearthed from the band's first ever live recording session. "It showed us that the worlds of dub and jazz could clash with powerful results", says Lamdin of the incendiary piece which still sounds fresh and vital today.


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