One of the most eagerly awaited moments, since these legends come back to the stages, it is the moment now for their come back to the studio.
One of the most important releases for Liquidator label in the last years will be released on June 19th, a brand new 7″ single featuring two new studio recordings by the jamaican duo Roy & Yvonne, formed by the great Yvonne Harrison and Roy Panton.
Four decades have had to spend to enjoy new material from these key artists from the golden days of jamaican Ska and Rocksteady. Two amazing tunes recorded in Washington DC backed by The Shifters, the band leaded by Teddy ‘Dosdedos’ Garcia, one of the most interesting groups nowadays.
The single is being pressed on 7″ vinyl, a limited edition to 500 copies which will be quickly gone, so you can reserve your own copy at email@example.com and make sure you don’t miss it.
Roy & Yvonne
With The Shifters, 7″
Side A: Ohh La La
Side B: Moving On
The Oldians are on time again for their yearly record rendez-vous this 2013 with their fourth album titled Downtown Rock. The combo, Spanish maximum exponent when musically portraying the intersection between jazz and Jamaican music, are back with a new album with his compass especially magnetized towards Jamaica and locate the KinkyLab factory in the world map of rocksteady, ska and reggae.
Under the direction of Javier García (aka JJ The Oldian, lead guitarist and musical producer), The Oldians are able to release one record per year. And what records! After their first album Old Secrets, their second LP Arts of Seduction (full of jazz standards cooked with Jamaican flavours) and their third record Wandering Souls, which flirted with soul essences, this seven piece Catalan band is back with a bunch of new jewels full of Jamaican references. Downtown Rock is a new step in the career of this special band, a new way to understand that, despite not having invented anything, the group has forged a unique delicious way to jazzly recreate within Jamaican sounds.
Downtown Rock contains twelve new songs, entirely original pieces, and it’s the most Jamaican recording the band has already done so far: a successful final tracklist (some things were kept in the pipeline, as usual) is full of aims to turn upside down any elegant club in the sixties or seventies and deep moments, just as if we were living the more heartbreaking breakup ever imagined.
The Oldians show again their skills to play mid tempos with a warm firmness: magnetic bass lines, heavy stacattos and lovely vocal harmonies. They push our souls with elegant ska tunes, in a way they are one and only. And they play for first time unusual patterns in the group up to the moment, such as nyahbingi riddims and soundtrack echoes. All of that shine again with the skills of JJ The Oldian and all the musicians in the band, which are able to blend improvisation and interpretation in order to dress a song. Add the supreme lead voice of Leire Extarri in more than half of the compositions and you will get something magical!
Downtown Rock new álbum features some special guest stars such as emeritus Jamaican percussionist Larry MacDonald (who walks all along the album bringing a touch of sublime roots), Dutch saxophonist Tommy Tornado, Italian trombonist Mr T-Bone and regular partners of musical adventurs Alejo Peloche on trombone, Victor Laguna on additional percussion and Daniel Lampérez ridding some hammonds.
This 2013 comes with an early new album by The Oldians. Downtown Rock will amaze, surprise and delight the bands’ followers all around the globe. It will receive mentions of the specialized critical worldwide, again. And will bring, for sure, a new bunch of new followers to the band. What is a very clear fact is that there’s no better way to start the year: The Oldians remain true to its principles and their production. What is only left, then, is to turn on the turntable to congratulate and celebrate these rhythms of sweet soul music.
If you missed your copy on LP of the last album from Los Granadians del Espacio Exterior now you can get the second pressing, a luxury edition, also enclosing the CD version and featuring a different cover and a bunch of new pictures in the album art and inner sleeve.
Be aware that Los Granadians vinyl editions solds out quickly, so make sure you get your copy before is gone.
Transilvanians are back from the catacombs presenting a 4 track brand new EP.
After been backing jamaican reggae top artist Roy Ellis all over Spain and also in some european festivals, besides of the single and video ‘You Can’t Leave Now’, the band is back with this vinyl recorded at ‘TZ Estudios’ by Jose Aller, mixed by Roberto Sanchez at A-Lone Ark Music Studio and mastered by Ibon Larruzea at Euridia. As usual with Transilvanians all the album artwork has been drawn and designed by Roberto Argüelles.
This fantastic new disc starts with ‘The Crypt’, an obscure reggae with psichedelic organs and smell of humidity. The second track is called ‘Lobishome’ (aka Licantro-Conga), a catchy Funky-Reggae which could prefectly be next summer’s tune with it’s hypnotic groovy atmosphere. On the B side is the polemic ‘Charlton Heston En Donana’ a western instrumental that tells the fantastic episode when Charlton Heston reborned and took a walk through Donana’s national park. Last song in the album is a cover from one of the best ever Melodians tune, ‘Sweet Sensation’, also Transilvanian’s own trybute to jamaican 60′s music.
A great EP only released on 7″ vinyl limited to 500 copies.
Tasty Grooves is one of the Reggae music current references in Spain. Its unique 60′s and 70s feeling, and soul influences, makes it one of the most engaging and original shows on stage.
The band was created in 2008 by Reggae and Rocksteady music lovers, although it is in 2010 when it appears on stage for the first time. Tasty Grooves becomes well known in 2011 thanks to their first 7” single release, recorded featuring one of the best reggae singers in Jamaica: Ken Boothe. This great success brings the band the chance to perform in festivals such as “Madrid es Negro” or “Rototom Sunsplash Red Bull Tour Festival” among many others.
Tasty Groove’s first LP, entitled ‘Soul Street’ shows the concept and the quality of a further projection band which is surprising whether on their studio recordings or live shows.
There are also some highlight on this recording, like Astrid Jones soul diva singinf in ‘Drive My Car’ and, of course, the jamacan DJ master Big Yout toasting over ‘I’m A Beliver’.
An amazing album musically, wrapped in a gorgeous artowork.
LP version comes with free CD with the whole album.
‘Soul Street’ is the new Tasty Grooves album, after the successful release of the single with Ken Boothe it is now the full length album’s turn.
This release is going to be available both on LP and CD, and the LP format will enclose a CD, so buying the LP you get both formats.
‘Soul Street’ features 11 new tracks on Reggae, Rocksteady and Soul moods taking some elements from the universes surrounding these styles making the album’s sound personal and unique.
We need to highlight the collaborations in this album: the jamaican DJ master Big Youth doing his best in the track called ‘I’m A Believer’, and also the spanish soul star Astrid Jones in the featured track ‘Drive My Car’.
The Offbeaters are the new sensation from Valencia, formed by classic jamaican grooves, vinyl, soul music and beer lovers. They’re bringing to you their Early Reggae sound strongly infected by Soul & Funk music with a unique dancefloor sound.
‘The Time Is Now’ is their first release ever, a nice 4 track vinyl EP lmited to 500 copies, co-produced by Jamaican Memories and Liquidator.