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The Viceroys / Zvuloon Dub System – Love Is Stronger
The legendary Viceroys return with a new single, â€śLove Is Stronger Than Hateâ€ť. The new 7â€ť will be released on the â€śMed.Tone Recordsâ€ť label in February 1, 2014.
It is Israeli/Jamaican collaboration with lyrics written by Wesley Tinglin from the Viceroys over an original riddim by â€śZvuloon Dub Systemâ€ť. The song was produced by Asaf and Ilan Smilan and backed by Israeli roots reggae band â€śZvuloon Dub Systemâ€ť.
On the flip side you’ll find a heavy dub version from Zvuloon Dub System, mixed live on desk by the Smilan brothers.
Since their debut recording for producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd in the middle of the rocksteady era in 1967, The Viceroys remain one ofJamaica’s leading vocal groups.
The group was formed inKingston,Jamaicaby Wesley Tinglin, along with Daniel Bernard and Bunny Gayle, and after auditioning unsuccessfully for Duke Reid, the trio made their debut recording for producer Clement “Coxsone” Dodd in in 1967. The group recorded several singles for Dodd’s Studio One label, including “Ya Ho”, “Fat Fish”, and “Love & Unity”. They went on to record for several other producers in the late 1960s and 1970s, including Derrick Morgan, Winston Riley (who produced their hit “Mission Impossible”), Lee “Scratch” Perry (including “Babylon Deh Pon Fire”, which was credited to Truth Fact & Correct), Lloyd Daley, and Pete Weston. They also returned to record at Studio One in the late 1970s. The band’s first album release was the Phil Pratt-produced Consider Yourself (1978), originally credited to their alias The Interns and later released as Ya Ho, credited to The Viceroys. They had a big hit inJamaicain 1980 with the Sly & Robbie-produced “Heart Made of Stone”. Their first album released as the Viceroys was the Linval Thompson production We Must Unite, released in 1982 by Trojan
Records, and featuring the Roots Radics. Thompson also produced their 1983 album Brethren and Sistren, and in 1984 they moved on to work again with Winston Riley on theChancery Lanealbum. After a period of inactivity, Tinglin revived the group with Ingram and new member Michael Gabbidon, and they recorded a new album in 2006, a live recording from Earl “Chinna” Smith’s yard in French label Makasound’s Inna de Yard series.
Check out our version to “Sab Sam” from our show last week at Reggae In The Desert festtival
We’re proud to present:
New 12″ single feat. Cornel Campbell Ranking Joe and Zvuloon Dub System
A1 – CornelCampbell- Weed Out
A2 – Zvuloon Dub System – Version
B1 – Zvuloon Dub System – Going ToZionB2 – Ranking Joe – Nah Give Up
Side A featuring Cornel’s new song “Weed Out” followed by heavy dub version from Zvuloon Dub System.Side B featuring Zvuloon Dub System original song “Going To Zion” followed by “Nah Give Up“, DJ version from the great Ranking Joe.1x 12″ vinyl 45 RPM
Album Freedom TimeÂ Is Available On Vinyl / CD / Digital Download!!
You can find it at:Â http:/zvuloondubsystem.bandcamp.com/
SIDE A1 Â Lion Of JudahÂ 2 Tell Me Tell3 Â Good Sensi4 Â Freedom Time5 Â Voodoo ChileSIDE B1 Â African Drums2 Â All Over The World3 Â Let My People Go4 Â Going To Mount Zion5 Â No One But YouÂ Release date: June 25Pre-sale available nowMed.Tone Records – MTR-LP-0011x 12″ vinyl LP, 135g + digital downloadThe album is available on CD with bonus track of the legendary Ranking Joe.Med.Tone Records – MTR-CD-001Zvuloon Dub System,Israel’s leading Reggae band, emerges from a multicultural middle-eastern music scene. Adopting their name from one of the twelve tribes ofIsrael, the band was formed in 2006 by the Smilan brothers.They shared the same passion for roots reggae and dub, with influences from a variety of music styles, like Ethiopian jazz and rare grooves from the 70â€™s, USA’s soul, funk and jazz, alongside with Israeli “mizrahi” (oriental) music. Similarly to the major producers of reggae, like Lee Perry and King Tubby, the band is also keen on creating not just their own music but their own sound. All their tracks are produced, recorded and mixed in the band’s studio, representing a unique blend of a rich cultural heritage, which can be heard in the debut album, “Freedom Time“.The album consists of 9 previously unreleased original songs, and a groovy reggae version of Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix. It presents the band’s vision of contemporary roots reggae and dub.”Zvuloon Dub System demonstrates conclusively why they are Israel’s top reggae band, proving great roots music today finds some of its finest expressions outside its Jamaican homeland. Touching on many of the major themes of conscious reggae with authentic rhythms and tasty lead vocals, Zvuloon deserves a wide international audience.”(Roger Steffens, Founding Chairman, Reggae Grammy Committee)“Freedom Time takes the listener back to the golden days of reggae in the 70′s – if I had heard the album without knowing who it was, I would have thought that it was a rare Glen Brown production mixed at King Tubby’s.Â The musicianship, singing, and production are all top notch.Â It’s great to find new reggae that sounds so authentic yet so natural.”(Michael Goldwasser – Easy Star Records)Album review from “THE REGGAE REVIEW”Album review from “REGGAE-VIBES.COM”Album review from “HAARETZ”