Dubwise Productions
10" Single
December 2, 2002

Artist & tune

  • Shango XXX - Deep Focus / Chris Jay - Test My Sound / Leroy Gibbons - Chant Down Babylon / Chris Jay - Chant In Dub
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Shango XXX started his recording career in Jamaica with the legendary producer Bunny "Striker" Lee. Then he spent time in Japan and New York to develop his singing talent. Hailing recently from the Project Information Collective in New York this distinctive roots singer has delivered a notable effort entitled "Deep Focus". The much promising Shango XXX makes a serious impression with his first piece for Dubwise Productions, which is voiced over a well laid wicked roots riddim. "Deep Focus", a deeply spiritual tune designed to provoke reasoning, is well worth checking if you're a fan of well produced contemporary UK roots music. Also on side A an enjoyable digi-stepper by Chris Jay called "Test My Sound", a wicked piece that can be played at any roots dance. The flipside brings us Leroy Gibbons' "Chant Down Babylon" which is underpinned by a different riddim than utilized for his 7" single. The veteran singer is in real good shape, providing uplifting encouragement to those struggling in the face of adversity. "Chant Down Babylon" is a great conscious tune driven by a wicked bass sound. Also worth of hearing is Chris Jay's dub version entitled "Chant In Dub".