Great new years eve yesterday at Barbi Tel Aviv where we had the pleasure to witness the great Lone Ranger live on stage in foundation roots vibe !
Selector for the great DJ was Soul Stereo sound from france which played a solid selection of foundation ska & rocksteady followed by some rockers & steppers selection before Lone Ranger took the stage & gave outstanding DJ performance over classic selection of heavy Studio One riddims. As the case with the few veteran JA artists i had the honour to hear performing live (Prince Alla, Michael prophet, Earl 16) the man sound great as on recordings from 20+ years ago & even better ! From the moment he went on stage the crowd was fascinated & just couldn't stop dancing...Lone Ranger proved to be a real microphone master & took each tune that was played into new heights with amazing style & bonding to the riddims. A real uplifting performance !
I understand that Lone Ranger, Soul Stereo & the other 2 french sounds supporting him just finished an european tour but if you have the chance to catch them live in the future do not miss !
Respect due as always to Guil B, the man who produced this great evening & brought us a bunch of great sound systems & artists over the last year (or 20 years to be more accurate) including Asher Selector & Prince Alla, Disciples & Jonah Dan, Stone Love, Buju Banton, Mad Professor & Earl 16, Saxon Sound, Manasseh & more.
Hope that 2005 would be (at least) as good for reggae in Israel as 2004 !
More peace on the land