Catch our recent radio feature where we showcase our brand new album Shady Grove and discuss the backstory and inspiration behind the music. Expect old cassette recordings, some of the production secrets behind the sound and of course tracks from the LP, out now on Peng Sound Records. Grab your copy here: http://tiny.cc/ifvl5y Big up Ramp-Up RADIO for the invite!
We dedicate this album to the community of St Pauls in Bristol, now being stifled by gentrification. We hope this LP is a musical window into a time when the neighbourhood, despite being plagued by poverty and constant racist intrusion from the authorities, had an energy, a rebellious spirit and nightlife that inspired the music which has made Bristol world famous. Side A Shady Grove Go Deh Drummie Magnum Ajax Blues Maalap Dub Side B Tarzan the High Priest Gaffa’s Yard Black Door Crystal Dove
Hey people, this is Digi's little girl Luisa. She is donating her hair to The Little Princess Trust who provide real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people up to the age of 24 that have lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. If you're feeling generous, any amount is appreciated. Her target of £350 is what it costs to produce a full wig of hair. it takes a few minutes to pledge and you can donate as little as 20p. Thanks for the support! Link: https://www.givepenny.com/luisas-hair-donation
This is my Dad Charles. He moved to England from Rio de Janeiro in the early 70's bringing with him (on the boat) next to nothing apart from his vinyl collection and treasured Giannini acoustic guitar. I recently presented him with a copy of our new Dubkasm LP Rastrumentals, explaining the story behind the imagery, sounds and concept and he was extremely moved! Through my youth I heard stories of mysterious Brazil with the sounds of Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, Dilermando Reis and all the greats emanating from the family record player. My mum Sara encouraged me to learn piano, guitar and saxophone ('borrowed' from my Dad), adding to my developing musicality and fascination with Brazilian music. I am so grateful for all this. Inside the album's gatefold, the sculptural boxes that Stryda and I created tell some of mine and Stryda's stories (both joint and individual) through relics and traces of the past. My Grandfather’s passport is there, still wrinkled from being rescued from a shipwreck in Brazil, newsprint from Dad’s journal when he travelled across Brazil at 16 and other symbolic artefacts. Thank you Dad, Mum and all who have supported me in my journey. I hope that some of the energy and story shines through in the music! Big up Stryda my right hand man from day zero!
Cachoeira da Fumaça - taken from our new album, Rastrumentals - out now! Listen to the whole LP here: https://goo.gl/dirgHG 🇯🇲😎🔊🔥🇧🇷