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Alice Russell - Alice In Jamaica EP



Alice Russell in Jamaica ranger

Last year while legendary Studio One deejay The Lone Ranger (rangerstyle.com) was at TIMEC's studios in Paris, we had him listen to many new releases, in order to produce some cool bootlegs together. The Jamaican rub-a-dub master agreed immediatly to the idea, saying "we've been doing bootlegs in Jamaica for 30 years!"... The artist that knocked his ears was Alice Russell, of course: he loved "Humankind" and wanted to play around with this track...
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Alice in Jamaica !!

Last year while legendary Studio One deejay The Lone Ranger (rangerstyle.com) was at TIMEC's studios in Paris, we had him listen to many new releases, in order to produce some cool bootlegs together. The Jamaican rub-a-dub master agreed immediatly to the idea, saying "we've been doing bootlegs in Jamaica for 30 years!"... The artist that knocked his ears was Alice Russell, of course: he loved "Humankind" and wanted to play around with this track.

French reggae dubmeister Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com) took the acapella from the 12 inch, built a new riddim just for it, while The Lone Ranger checked the lyrics in order to write a few new verses that wouldbe replying to Alice's ones. A few days later, the night before going back to Jamaica was the one, and Phabao and Ranger recorded their "Tuff n'Uff Skank" remix of Alice Russell's "Humankind"...

Rob Luis (A&R for Tru Thoughts) and TM Juke (producer of the original version of the track) loved it right away and soon started asking to release it themselves.... We were thrilled by the idea and started thinking of an "Alice In Jamaica" concept of bringing more Alice Russell songs into pure roots reggae territories.

Grant Phabao picked into our Tru Thoughts vinyl and found out more Alice Russell acapellas were available. Bim bam! Digitalized into WAV files, riddim-ized into skanking beats and one drop grooves, 3 more remixes happened quite fast.... The Tru Thoughts crew loved those too and I'm now please to announce they've scheduled an autumn release of those 4 Grant Phabao reggae remixes on a "Shapes EP" 12 inch and on a "Shapes compilation" CD! Can't wait to get your feedback on those...

The remixes are :
Alice Russell - Humankind (Grant Phabao tuff 'n uff skank starring The Lone Ranger)
The Quantic Soul Orchestra feat. Alice Russell - Pushin' On (Grant Phabao remix)
Nostalgia 77 feat. Alice Russell - Seven Nation Army (Grant Phabao remix)
Alice Russell - Fly In The Hand (Grant Phabao remix)
Djouls

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TM Juke TM Juke ·  22 March 2007, 13:12

Hey Man, good to meet you in Paris the other Week, ace CD with the Lone Ranger

So i've got a mate who is doing some dub hip hop and wants a reggae mc for a few chorus's do you have a contact for Lone?

Peace

Al

Hans Hans ·  22 June 2007, 05:54

nice! looking forward to hear these nuggets!

Frank Siccardi Frank Siccardi ·  17 October 2007, 10:33

Sounds murderous! I can't wait! bye Al!

Frank

Christofari Christofari ·  18 November 2007, 09:01

'igher!

Um, any further news re this tantalising topic? Specifically, might there still be a release??? A lot of us were VERY sad to learn of Ms Russell leaving the label, but I guess her manager knows best(!?)

But where does that leave these recordings - and (gulp) WILL WE EVER HEAR THEM?

With mounting anxiety,

Djouls Djouls ·  06 December 2007, 04:54

A Shapes EP:X is supposed to come out soon...


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