’Occupy The Session’ is yet another first class release from the UK’s #1 label for new Dub. A summery tune full of bouncy bass it is sure to get people smiling and on toes skanking throughout the sumer of 2012. Reggae Roast’s eleventh release is the first official production by label boss Jim Moodie. The track is a collaborative effort between Moodie and UK production legend Nick Manasseh and features one of the most respected singers of his generation; Earl 16. The release sets the tone for a string of productions under the already well established moniker ‘Reggae Roast’, but this time as a production outfit as well as a label and continues the trend for the movement releasing the highest calibre roots music with cross genre appeal through its ruff and tuff remixes.
Each remix takes the track in different directions showing the versatility of the labels sound. Adam Prescott and Noises (Black Butter Records) show why they are both hotly tipped for big things in 2012 and give the release significant cross genre appeal.
Earl 16 has become one of the most revered Reggae singers of his generation and has been an integral part of the Reggae music industry since the 70’s. His recordings have been produced by names such as Linval Thompson, Lee Scratch Perry, Augustus Pablo, Clement Dodd & Sugar Minott. He’s currently touring with Leftfield as the live front man for the band after guesting on a number of their infamous tracks in the 1990s.
Reggae Roast is a leading light in the new generation of dub music. With DJ bookings across Europe and a steady release schedule featuring some of the hottest talent around, 2012 is set to be their biggest year yet. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming releases featuring artists such as Hollie Cook, RackNRuin and Congo Natty. More Fire!
Released by: Reggae Roast Records
Release/catalogue number: RR011
Release date: Aug 21, 2012