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↓ From Reggae Roast

We've always been massive fans of Earl 16, from his days at Studio 1 to his work in the UK Roots world in the 90's, right up to the modern day. We've been fortunate to work with him on a number of occasions, both in the live environment and also in the Studio and it is always an honour and a privilege. Earl still sounds fantastic and exactly the same as he does on a record!

Here's a few of our previous collaborations...

↓ From Matt Interrupt...

The third track on our new LP features Earl 16 - a vocalist who I've been a fan of since I was a kid after long car journeys listening to Dreadzone albums with my dad. The riddim is based on 'Babylon Release the Chain' by Jr Reid, and is one of my attempts at making something in a more roots/rubadub style. (It's also the first time in ages that I've actually played guitar on a tune!) The vocals were recorded at Douglas Wardrop's studio last year. Earl 16 has always had one of those really distinctive voices and the lyrics on this one deal with how black people are often judged and pigeonholed by society.


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