Red Robin EU 2017
From the remote township of Te Mata, in the rugged hills of New Zealand, comes a new imprint following in the tradition of mid-80s rub-a-dub from an often overlooked corner of dancehall culture.
The brainchild of local farmer and radio personality Red Robin ? alongside the deadly production duo Naram and Art ? the first 12” features two heavy-like-lead riddims with discomix cuts from four unsung heroes of the 80s with conscious, street-level lyrics.Both sides are served with one-away dub mixes from Naram and added textural touches from disrupt. Mastered and cut by Pole / Scape Mastering for extra heavy low end. Strictly limited pressings. Watch out for Red Robin records in 2017 as more heavyweights 12"s coming your way shortly…
Sparring Partners EU 2017
Sparring Partners strikes again for round two with a rare heavy dub stepper featuring the deadly combination of Taiwan MC and Bony Fly raising the crucial question of who runs the dance. Front side, the "Cool & Deadly" Chinese Man crew singer Taiwan MC delivers an outstanding vocal performance with straight and dangerous flow on a rough and tough hardware dub riddim built by the Geneva based producer, Bony Fly. On flip the producer offering a deep extended dub version. This 12 inch is perfectly suited to soundsystems and strictly limited to 500 undisputed and undefeated copies. No repress
RMX Series EU 2012
Taxi UK 1980
The Channel 1 Lost & Found series of previously unreleased music continues with more killer ten inches. Two heavy shots from Horace Ferguson. Before hitting with "Sensi Addict" for Prince Jazzbo, Horace Ferguson voiced some tunes for Channel 1, like "Fever" and "Walk Out On Me", both of which were issued on 12"s on CH1's JEDI imprint. However, there was more on tape, and how these two bombs didn't end up on release, we don't know, but here they are now. Strictly early 1980's reality style, again in a heavy style that bears the hallmarks of the Roots Radics/Scientist combination. Both tunes with dubs.
"Join Me" was actually released, but only a very rare 10-inch in New York, and remains unknown to most, heavy tune, with dub. The flip side "Self Control" is previously unreleased, Patrick riding CH1's cut of 'revolution' aka 'black roses' to great effect, again with dub of course.