Strike A Blow
Dub Caravan
Dread Camel
Free Download EP
December 13, 2010

Track list
  1. Strike A Blow feat. Ras Zacharri & Root Souljahz
  2. Strike A Horn feat. Hornsman Coyote
  3. Strike A Melodica feat. Shaky Norman
  4. Strike A Dub
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
The originator of the Dub Caravan project is Felix Russ Abu, an artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer, who strives to create a multi-dimensional musical landscape for listeners who are craving something fresh, original and out of this world… His atypical Caravan (project) of sounds is of a nomadic nature and is in constant motion. It isn't bound to a single location, country or city. Dub Caravan continuously wanders around the world in pursuit of recruiting poets, singers, musicians and other artists from various cultures and countries in order to concoct new and original exotic sounds.

Members/partakers of the Dub Caravan project jump on and off as they please, but always remain part of the Caravan. Being a member of this project is about belonging to something special without being bound to it. It's organic, natural and free flowing. In theory, the music of Dub Caravan is not associated with any particular style, but it can't be denied that it is heavily influenced by the Dub and Reggae music of the 70's, jazz, punk rock and ethnic music particularly from the Mediterranean, Middle East and Far East.

After having released a full length album called "Virtual Oasis" with Cypriot Dub Poet Haji Mike, the next project is a free downloadable EP called "Strike A Blow", which features guest appearances by Ras Zacharri, Root Souljahz, Hornsman Coyote, and Shaky Norman. The solid vocal cut, "Strike A Blow", sees uprising Jamaican Reggae artist Ras Zacharri delivering his goods alongside Root Souljahz (consisting of Zafayah, Jahmmi Youth and Sen I) on an awesome steppers riddim laid by Felix Russ Abu and renown drummer Style Scott of Dub Syndicate. Next up are enjoyable instrumentals with Hornsman Coyote's "Strike A Blow" being a winner, which is followed by a matching Pablo-esque effort from Shaky Norman entitled "Strike A Melodica". The EP is rounded off with the nicely done Strike A Dub.

All in all a very nice EP, which can be downloaded for free here.