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Cashima Steele spent over 30 years as a Reggae producer recording mostly in Channel One Studio and making history with the likes of Tenor Saw, Sugar Minott, Icho Candy, Junior Reid, Tony Rebel and many more under his label Creation Records, which he founded in conjunction with Bunny Wailer in the early 1980’s.
Cashima Steele had migrated from Jamaica to Reality Shock’s hometown Reading around 10 years ago, becoming a close friend & mentor to Kris Kemist, with no intention of becoming a recording artist.. but then the vibes in Reality Shock studio is always spontaneous! Over a cup of herbal tea Kemist & Cashima reasoned about the economic crisis when Cashima proclaimed “it’s those big fat cats” and inspired Kemist to turn on the microphone. By 6am as Cashima slept in a corner of the studio, a shaking, heavy Dub riddim featuring Kemist’s trademark production and a pounding bass had been created and fused with Steele’s unique vocal tones.
Big Fat Cat is a heavy piece of dub poetry, showcasing the distinctive vocal style of Cashima Steele combined with an earth-shaking riddim from Kris Kemist of Reality Shock exposing those responsible for the plight of the poor. It first began making regular appearances on the Sufferah's Choice Radio Show, play by DJ Stryda & guest host Solo Banton. Exclusive mixes have been shipped around the globe to leading sound systems including Aba Shanti, Classic Wonder, OBF, Digital Dubs, Blackboard Jungle, Adrian's Wall & Reggae Rajahs.
Big Fat Cat is now available to the public in the form of a collector’s edition 7” Vinyl complete with illustrated picture sleeve, available direct from http://www.realityshock.com and coming soon to leading reggae vinyl shops. For distribution, press pack & promos please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org