Thursday, August 30, 2012


’Occupy The Session’ is yet another first class release from the UK’s #1 label for new Dub. A summery tune full of bouncy bass it is sure to get people smiling and on toes skanking throughout the sumer of 2012.

Reggae Roast’s eleventh release is the first official production by label boss Jim Moodie. The track is a collaborative effort between Moodie and UK production legend Nick Manasseh and features one of the most respected singers of his generation; Earl 16. The release sets the tone for a string of productions under the already well established moniker ‘Reggae Roast’, but this time as a production outfit as well as a label and continues the trend for the movement releasing the highest calibre roots music with cross genre appeal through its ruff and tuff remixes.

Each remix takes the track in different directions showing the versatility of the labels sound. Adam Prescott and Noises (Black Butter Records) show why they are both hotly tipped for big things in 2012 and give the release significant cross genre appeal.

Earl 16 has become one of the most revered Reggae singers of his generation and has been an integral part of the Reggae music industry since the 70’s. His recordings have been produced by names such as Linval Thompson, Lee Scratch Perry, Augustus Pablo, Clement Dodd & Sugar Minott. He’s currently touring with Leftfield as the live front man for the band after guesting on a number of their
infamous tracks in the 1990s.

Nottingham’s Adam Prescott is an up and coming producer combining a crucial selection of rough and tough roots music with a modern injection of dubstep. He’s been making moves in the scene through his work with artists such as Charlie P, Kenny Knots, Brother Culture, Daddy Freddy, Dynamite MC & Jah Screechy. He has remixed for the likes of Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Riddim Tuffa, Solo Banton, Radikal
Guru, Iration Steppas, Linval Thompson / Vibration Lab, Dub Pistols and Tenor Fly.

Noises has been tearing through the club scene with a big, bass heavy sound that can only be described as banging. First noticed for his take on the Alicia Keys and Jack White’s 2008 Bond soundtrack ‘Another Way to Die’, he went on to claim a #1 spot on the ‘Trackitdown Dubstep Chart’ with huge BBC Radio 1 and 1 Xtra support from Annie Nightingale, Nihal, Rusko and others.

Nick Manasseh has been deeply involved in the development of the UK roots scene for the past two decades, championing his distinctive production style with many of the biggest talents of his generation. His productions have backed several Reggae Roast releases including previous single with Linval Thompson and Kenny Knots.
Reggae Roast is a leading light in the new generation of dub music. With DJ bookings across Europe and a steady release schedule featuring some of the hottest talent around, 2012 is set to be their biggest year yet.

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming releases featuring artists such as Hollie Cook, RackNRuin and Congo Natty. More Fire!

Out now at Reggae Roast

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