Some details about the new Irie Up:
Irie Up issue 10
Jul / Aug 2011
EXCLUSIVE FREE RELEASE!
Free digital release: I Mitri Feat Jah Marnyah ‘Sick Of Babylon’ plus dub and instrumental version. Details on page four.
REGGAETOWN TEL AVIV
Issue ten follows the soundsystem trail to Israel and Tel Aviv to hear the stories behind the scenes of Israeli reggae music and culture, from the only soundsystem in the Middle East to the ital reggae café of Abu Dubi. We hear too from Palestine, and the reasons that reggae music is viewed with suspicion in the West Bank. Featuring interviews with Giul Rasta, Twelve Tribes, Gal Eilam, Harrison Stafford and Hanouneh.
“Basically, you got to be amazing these days”. From the reggae town of Leicester, I Mitri Counteraction Soundz waxes lyrical about the darkness and light of UK dub music. He talks about the changes, continuities and innovations in the reggae business and the mission to deliver the UK dub sound with a live band.
VOLCANO HI FI REVISITED
On the cover, you’ll see Volcano Hi Fi selecter Danny Dread and Burro Banto prepare for a session in autumn 1983 during the short lived reign of Henry Junjo Lawes soundsystem. The journalists behind the Finnish magazine Cool Running spent a few months with the Volcano crew and their book Volcano Revisited is a treasure of a story. Irie Up talks to author Pekka Vuorinen about a special piece of reggae history.
TOP TUNES & REVIEWS
Top Tunes this time courtesy of Angelo and Ira at Forward Fever. Reviews include the new Slimmah Sound LP, Sizzla, Mighty Lions, Ossie Dellimore, Dactah Chango, Earl 16, Dubkasm, Joseph Cotton and plenty more.