September 17, 2005
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Good news for UK roots fans and in particular for those who are always on the outlook for Jah Warrior releases. Here are three new 7" singles featuring vocal cuts and dub versions of Jah Warrior's brand new "Creation" riddim, a heavy one drop roots outing.
It's Jamaican singer Anthony John who delivers the title track for the riddim. Even though he has been recording tunes for over five years by now and a.o. appeared on Gregory Isaacs' "Storm" riddim, on the "None A Jah Jah Children" riddim, and on CD in combination with Lutan Fyah, he's a relatively new name in reggae. With "Creation" Anthony John fully shows that he has the skills and talent to achieve wider recognition. His truly fine voice is heard to good effect here.
Lutan Fyah, the young bobo dread singjay from Spanish Town who has built a strong reputation in the past few years, comes up with his fourth release for Jah Warrior. Just like the previous ones this new single is a strong effort, showing that the combination Lutan Fyah and producer Steve Mosco aka Jah Warrior works very well.
Also Joseph Jackson aka Ranking Joe is no stranger to Jah Warrior, having contributed two cuts to the label's compilation album "3 The Roots Way". He has been in the business for 30 years since cutting his first tune at Studio One. Credited with originating the fast style of DJ'ing, he has worked constantly throughout his career and is rated as one of the leading foundation style DJs. Tired Fe Live In The Ghetto, a solid sufferer's tune, finds this veteran DJ in customary fine form.
All 3 cuts come with different dub versions, which are also worth of hearing.
Mixed by Russ Disciples at Backyard Studio, this represents the first ever collaboration between these 2 top producers.