Black Star releases Jamaican reggae riddim (March 2013)
Black Star Foundation releases a Jamaican reggae riddim, called Rub A Dub riddim. The album holds 9 tracks by national and international artists on the same instrumental (riddim).
The vocal talents on the album are the reputable Jamaican veteran singers TRILLA U, LINVAL THOMPSON and VIVIAN JONES, sing jays TURBULENCE (Jamaica) and MARLON ASHER (Trinidad), but also the lesser known artists MR. AYA (France) and BREDDA MARCUS and LEAH ROSIER from Holland. Bonus track is the Dutch song Alles (which translates into Everything) by BRAINPOWER, initially released on the album Dub & Dwars (Black Star label 2010).
Rub A Dub riddim
The base for the Rub A Dub riddim was laid in the Steven Stanley Studios in Kingston (Jamaica), where the drum and bass were recorded with the well-known FIREHOUSE CREW. All other instruments are done in Holland by ASHER E, who is also responsible for mixing and producing the songs. The end product is a versatile compilation of 9 very distinct tracks by artists from Jamaica, Trinidad, France and Holland.
Black Star Foundation
Black Star Foundation is a non-profit organization which has been committed to promote reggae music in Holland for more than 10 years. The foundation organizes reggae events and concerts, manages and handles bookings for artists and bands, publishes music on its own label and supports and develops new talent.
September 2012 the foundation already released a dancehall riddim, called Bad Girls.
Track listing Rub A Dub Riddim
1. Turbulence – Love You Forever
2. Trilla U – Cut It Out
3. Vivian Jones – Chant Rastafari
4. Linval Thompson – Belly Full
5. Marlon Asher – Weeping & Mourning
6. Bredda Marcus – No One Can Stop Me
7. Mr. Aya – Leurs Coeurs Sont Durs
8. Leah Rosier – Come Rain Come Shine
9. Brainpower - Alles (Bonus track)
The album has been released in limited edition on CD at the 10-year anniversary of Black Star Foundation on March 22, 2013 in Melkweg (Amsterdam, Holland).
The album is also available on iTunes now!
Check out the Official Black Star Rub-A-Dub Riddim Mixtape on YouTube: