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 🇯🇲😎🔊🔥🇧🇷
Our album is released TODAY!!! 🔥🔊🔥🔊 Rastrumentals is now available on digital download and double gatefold vinyl with picture inners. Available in all leading stores. Direct link here: https://goo.gl/dirgHG Thanks all those supporting independent music. 😎🇯🇲🔊🇧🇷
The Brazil Roots Connection has landed! So happy to share the preview of our forthcoming album: Rastrumentals. This LP combines our love of both Brazilian and Jamaican Music and has been our most personal musical journey yet. We're giving away an upfront copy ahead of the release date! Simply share this video and comment below to enter. Winner announced 22/06. Rastrumentals is released on double gatefold vinyl & digital on 29th June. Info and preorder link here: https://goo.gl/dirgHG Musica sem barreiras! Video: Gary Thomas Drone footage: Rodrigo Sodré @ Airframe Studio footage: Robin Glass
The Brazil Roots Connection has landed! Our brand new album Rastrumentals is released on double gatefold vinyl & digital on 29th June. Info and preorder link here: https://goo.gl/dirgHG Big up everyone supporting independent music. Musica sem barreiras!
We are very proud to announce our forthcoming album: Rastrumentals. A project we began in 2010, this is without doubt our most personal journey musically. Combining our love of both Brazilian and Jamaican Music, we feel extremely blessed to have worked with 19 incredible musicians across two continents and are now eager to share the final body of work. Nyahbingi elder Ras B offers spoken word to some of these instrumental tracks giving rise to the title. Rastrumentals is released on double gatefold vinyl on 29th June.
We're playing at the first ever Teachings in Dub x HighRise Day Festival next month! Ticket just went live Available here: https://goo.gl/EP2HJK Big up Bristol!
Mad Professor giving Bajan Steppa’s bass the Ariwa treatment. 🔥🔊 A cut of this is available on our new 12” Enter the Gates, link here: https://goo.gl/mhJ7w9
Our brand new record Enter the Gates is shipping today via RwdFwd! A slab of 12" Discomixed vinyl featuring vocals from Rider Shafique and a crazy Mad Professor mix! Upfront copies + previews here: https://goo.gl/mhJ7w9