Roots & Dancehall Edition
New release round-up (part 1)
Yes folks, we're ready to spin the wickedest, freshest tunes near & far. Let me big up Orange 94.0's very own Camillo Toussoukpe who filled in on the May-shows... yes, big up the man - very nice job!
This edition of Ackee & Saltfish comes to you with nothing but fresh stuff! Bless all the artists, labels & distributors for supporting Vienna's only regular Reggae-radioshow by providing all the new killer-releases... read on to find out what we have in store for you this time:
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS - True Love
This is one wicked, wicked release! All the classics Toots is known for here rerecorded in a combination-style. Can't say enough good things about this one, so do yourself a favor: rush out and buy this crucial release! Features Bunny Wailer, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bootsy Collins, Marcia Griffiths, Jeff Beck plus many, many moore.
TWILIGHT CIRCUS DUB SOUND SYSTEM - Foundation Rockers
Ryan Morte is a young dub artist, and his solo-project "Twilight Circus Dub Sound System" has released 10 recordings since 1995. On this newest, he teams up with jamaican legends like Big Youth, Luciano and Michael Rose. If you like King Tubby's stuff, you gonna love this one for sure... essential release!
CONGREGATION - Congregation
Here's a debut-release from another new US-based Reggae band called Congregation, and they give you nothing but pure, solid and honest Roots-Reggae with just a little twist of Dancehall and R&B here and there. Truly a very impressive debut, and you'll hear it first here on Ackee & Saltfish.
SAM GILLY'S HOUSE OF RIDDIM
Ready for this edition's surprise? Here's an album featuring various artists, all produced by Sam Gilly in his "House of Riddim"-Studio. Wicked riddims, strong melodies, superb production work - you'd never believe that this album was produced in Austria... highly recommended!
JAMAICA ALL STARS - Right Track
THE SKATALITES - Bashaka
Two new releases, featuring some of Jamaica's top-notch musicians from the Ska- and Rocksteady-aera like Johnny Moore, Justin Hinds, Skully Simms, Cedric Brooks, Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett and Lester Sterling. This is Ska & Rocksteady at their best!
Gonna give you more... hear the "Sweet River Rock"-riddim (courtesy of Stringbean Int. Rec.), tunes from JAH MASON's new "Never Give Up"-release and cuts from ANTHONY B's new "Justice Fight"-album. Plus: Some wicked 12" old-school Reggae from the "Rare Grooves Reggae 02"-compilation by Nova.
Finally, we proudly announce that from now on Vienna's very own Reggae-Ambassador, Mr. C.B., will provide infos for the news-section of the show. Bless the man!
Watch out for:
* Lady Saw @ Szene Wien on June 22nd, 2004
* Spring Vibrations Festival in Wiesen on July 3rd, 2004 feat. Julian Marley, Sly & Robbie, Sean Paul and many more.
* Capleton @ Reigen on July 7th, 2004