Shy FX’s “Soon Come” is reggae with a modern twist and featuring singer Liam Bailey. The single is taken from Shy’s forthcoming reggae album “Cornerstone” out on Digital Soundboy. Pre-order now on iTunes.
Fat Freddy’s Drop are about to release their third studio album. “Blackbird” is another perfect combination of dub, reggae and soul. With their new album the big-band featuring singer Joe Dukie are about to play the soundtrack of our summer. Stream the whole thing below. In stores on June 21, pre-order now on iTunes. Tour dates are available on the bands website.
Brad Baloo and Dom Search from The Nextmen joined forces with Fat Freddy’s Drop frontman Dallas Tamaira aka Joe Dukie – in the Summer of 2003 to flesh out & record an idea hatched by Christopher Tubbs who, at the time, was working for ill fated London label Carbon Records. The trio met during Freddy’s first trip to London and with just four days in a front room to record, the boys enlisted band mates Toby Laing and Joe Lindsay on horns, along with the lyrical endeavours of Hamish Clark from Breaks Co-op to forge what would become something very special. The result was simply stunning, but like the path much trodden, the label folded, the record was never released & the DAT tapes lay undiscovered in a dusty archive until now.
Free download on Nextmen’s website.
Soul singer Lee Fields and his band the Expressions released their new album via Truth & Soul. You can now watch the official music video to the title track “Faithful Man”. Also check out the reggae remix of “You’re The Kind Of Girl” from Paris DJs’ Grant Phabao, free download here.