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Junior Natural + Sly & Robbie = Soldiers single

Postby guillaumebougard » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:03 pm

Out soon in digital and vinyl

here is a video of SOLDIERS, the first single from Junior Natural's MILITANT debut album produced with Sly & Robbie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3mAFVGmJ9I

At only 22, Junior Natural is already a Reggae Dancehall veteran. Like his glorious predecessor Dennis Brown, Junior started at the age of 8.

Mesmerized by his warm voice and his cool looks, audiences have applauded him for over a decade in the West. He then took the ultimate challenge in Jamaica. After a few incredulous seconds, Kingston's notoriously merciless crowds were raving and adopted Junior, who became a staple of the local scene.

There, he met the legendary producer Robbie Shakespeare, who auditioned him the old-school way: in a parking lot, giving him one chance and one minute. Junior blew Robbie away: "come back with 12 songs and we'll take care of you" was all he told Junior.

Recognizing huge potential, the Riddim Twins did what they've done in their 4 decade-career when they find a truly great artist: they crafted a brand new, yet unmistakably TAXI, sound.

Along with Chinna Smith (guitar) and Robbie Lyn (keyboards), they created a fresh, "post apocalypse" Reggae sound for the year 3000, applying King Tubby's old-school Dub techniques but also the latest modern tricks with Steven Stanley, Jamaica's finest sound wizard (Black Uhuru, Grace Jones, Tom Tom Club).

The result, "Militant", is the best Reggae album in years. It picks up where Sly & Robbie arrived at with Black Uhuru and Ini Kamoze in the 80's. Turbo charged with attitude, it is super hard and heavy as lead, yet melodic, letting Junior speak with clarity to hearts and minds in times of trouble and confusion.

Says Sly: "Robbie and I have always looked for new talent, individuals with something to say and a vibe that goes straight to the people's hearts. It doesn't matter if the singer black, yellow or pink, we look for attitude, poise and positivity. We did for Junior what we did when we picked up Michael Rose in the 70's and polished his craft. Junior has that kind of vibe, like he's been around for decades."

Robbie goes on: "He's young like a baby but wise and experienced like an old man. We barely had to coach him when he voiced: it was like a sacred channel opened up and he was tuned to some spiritual vibe from above. Impressive. And it made our job more enjoyable and easier too: the riddims came to us like magic, everything clicked. We want to perform onstage with him, he can do wonders onstage with the TAXI Gang war machine."

Prepare to get excited!
This is Grammy material

TRACKLIST

1. Soldiers
2. The Truth
3. For Everyone
4. Some Of Them
5. Freedom Time
6. Festival
7. Beautiful Creation
8. Everlasting
9. Like This
10. Jah Light
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Re: Junior Natural + Sly & Robbie = Soldiers single

Postby Andy G » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:40 am

Very much looking forward to this release. Will there be a dubwise companion?
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Re: Junior Natural + Sly & Robbie = Soldiers single

Postby guillaumebougard » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:31 pm

Andy G wrote:Very much looking forward to this release. Will there be a dubwise companion?


For each song that they mixed Steven and Robbie made dub mixes. I'm also having Dartanyan Winston (who did Dubmaster Voyage, Freedub and Dubocalypse for us) do his own dub mix and someone else also asked to have a shot, so we might have three dub mixes!!!
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Re: Junior Natural + Sly & Robbie = Soldiers single

Postby Andy G » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:33 pm

Get Groucho on the case!
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Re: Junior Natural + Sly & Robbie = Soldiers single

Postby guillaumebougard » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:34 pm

Andy G wrote:Get Groucho on the case!

I don't think so
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Re: Junior Natural + Sly & Robbie = Soldiers single

Postby Andy G » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:11 pm

No Groucho. Bummer.

When is the Brinsley Vocal set hitting?
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Re: Junior Natural + Sly & Robbie = Soldiers single

Postby guillaumebougard » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:41 pm

Dartanyan is 25 years old, I want to help him grow into the next Groucho

Brinsley = Steven finished his mixes, now I need to make adjustments with Robbie and Robbie is not in Jamaica, so I have to wait as I want to do this with him
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Re: Junior Natural + Sly & Robbie = Soldiers single

Postby guillaumebougard » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:47 am

Reggae-vibes just published a real nice review of MILITANT

https://www.reggae-vibes.com/reviews/20 ... -militant/

and one can listen to the album on

https://taxitabou1.bandcamp.com/album/m ... ed-edition
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