Roots Resolute Records
12" Single
October 2, 2012

Artist & tune

  • A Side: Bunnington Judah - Don't Throw Jah Away / Mitya - Don't Sax Jah Away / Crucial Alphonso - Don't Dub Jah Away
  • B Side: Crucial Alphonso - Mawuli Steppers / Crucial Alphonso - Mawuli Part Two
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The name Yano Zwinnen aka Crucial Alphonso from Antwerp, Belgium, first appeared on our radar in 2009, the year he released his (free downloadable) debut album "Visionary Reaction" on the Dubkey label. The surprisingly solid album featured 12 searing digital steppers: six mind-blowing instrumentals along with their dubbed up versions. Then, in 2010, Crucial Alphonso produced Sammy Gold's acclaimed vinyl single "Warrior Fi Jah Jah", making fully clear that he was a force to be reckoned with in the Belgian roots & dub scene.

2012 marks the next step in the dubmaster's music career as he founded his own record label called Roots Resolute Records on which he released (in the Netherlands pressed) 12" vinyl. Besides his own tunes, the latter also features tracks of roots man Bunnington Judah and the very talented Belgian sax player Mitya. Bunnington Judah is a renowned U.K. drummer, singer, songwriter, mixman, producer and performer, whose music can be heard on many of today's UK Roots sound systems. who provides several soundsystems worldwide with heavy raw dubplates. Bunnington Judah's great Steppers piece "Don't Throw Jah Away" is one of those dubplates. It appears on this 12" vinyl with two matching versions by Mitya and Crucial Alphonso himself. The flipside is solely reserved for Crucial Alphonso whose "Mawuli Steppers" and "Mawuli Part Two" unmistakably show that he has the potential to secure himself a place among the top producers of UK roots.

500 copies were pressed for this first Roots Resolute Records release, which is world wide available via UK distributor David Dubwise.