Label
Riddim
Format
Date

Sir Runnin'
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7" Vinyl Single
February 23, 2014

Artist & tune

  • Collieman - Farmerman Life / Unlisted Fanatic - Farmerman Dub
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Belgium has a lot of homegrown reggae talent and without any doubt Stefaan Colman aka Collieman is one of Belgium's finest Reggae vocalists. Collieman took his first steps up the musical road as leadsinger of the former Jah Generation band. Few years later Collieman would be a well respected singer who has been involved in many projects. In 2011 he saw the release of his debut album "The Same Blood", done in collaboration with Asham Band and mixed by Not Easy At All Productions. He's currently working on his sophomore album.

In the meantime he has been doing recordings for for different people including Unlisted Fanatic, an up-and-coming dub and reggae producer outta Antwerp, Belgium, who has also put out efforts from Paul Fox, Carlton Livingston, Brother Culture, Jah Melodie and the late Barry 'Heptone' Llewellyn. Inspired by seventies roots, eighties rub a dub and the great dub masters such as King Tubby and Lee "Scratch" Perry, Unlisted Fanatic creates his own take on the music. His production work is a blend of digital riddims with organic live elements such as guitars, organs, and horns in order to create a wide spectrum ranging from roots till steppers all in a nice dub fashion.

Collieman's collaboration with Unlisted Fananatic led to the recording of "Farmerman Life", which came out on a 7" vinyl single in the summer of 2013. (It's actually Collieman's first ever tune to be released on vinyl.) The intro of this tune instantly attracts your attention, not least because of Mathieu Villain's wicked trumpet and Slimmah's percussion - simply great to hear. Then it's Collieman's sweet vocal delivery and the conscious lyrics that keep you involved till the very end. On the flipside there's more niceness. Unlisted Fanatic's awesome "Farmerman Dub" goes straight to the dubhead and is a real killer.

Any avid roots fan should try to lay his hands on this brilliant vinyl single, which is also available as digital download here. BOOM!!