Friday, May 18, 2007

Music: Bob Marley & The Wailers - Roots, Rock, Remixed

Bob Marley is one of the most celebrated and beloved figures on the planet and the term reggae is synonymous with the musical legacy he left behind. Digging deeply into that sacred catalog, the dozen remixes of legendary songs on Roots, Rock, Remixed are taking the familiar and cherished and reintroducing it to sound systems worldwide. Roots, Rock, Remixed is slated for release on Quango/rockr music, July 24, 2007.

Featuring a crop of today's hottest producers - including Jimpster (Jamie Odell), Yes King (Rhys Adams & Mark Rae), Trio Elétrico (Boozoo Bajou), Fort Knox Five and DJ Spooky - Roots, Rock, Remixed balances that fine line of being respectful to the inimitable artist Nesta was, and using the bass-heavy, digital technologies available today. Nothing of the gorgeous, analog originals (including classics like One Love, Trenchtown Rock, and Lively Up Yourself) is lost in translation.

While some bootleg remixes of these songs exist, this is the first remix album to receive a certified blessing from the Marley family and Chris Blackwell, himself, who stated, "they retained the songs and the spirit of the original Wailers' recordings and creates a great dance party record."

"We thought there was a lack of quality Bob Marley remixes for the underground," says David Hargis, co-producer and VP of A&R at rockr music, which spearheaded this project. "There have been a few high profile, mass market projects, but we wanted to present something for dance club audiences. There's a lot of warmth and humanity in these songs. None sound too electronic or far from the analog originals. Everyone who worked on this project had deep respect for the music."

Yet, those drum beats and bass lines are completely new - the studio refurbishing of skilled hands and ears. Cordovan's hip-hop slick-kick adds punch to the sing-along One Love, while Afrodisiac Sound System takes Soul Shakedown Party from ghetto blaster to mega club experience. Jimpster's excellent retelling of 400 Years, considered crucial in the Peter Tosh library, makes this song of rebellion available for the four-on-the-floor audience. Through and through, the Wailers shine in every moment.

"We're honored to work with such an important body of music," says Jeff Daniel, the album's co-producer and rockr music's chief. "Marley's sound was like no other and his indelible stamp can be heard all through these great new remixes. We took great care not to disrespect his legend."

"There's a really nice balance between those that stick to the roots, and the ones that create their own interpretations," says Bruno Guez, President of Quango Records. Adding to the sentiment, Hargis continues, "Some of the remixers stuck with the familiar song structure and layered modern elements into them, while others took samples of the originals and transformed them into something completely new. It was often astounding how creative these DJs & producers were."

"These are many of the seed songs for Bob," Hargis concludes. "He went back through his catalog and updated many of them for Island later in his career. In a sense, we're doing the same thing with these remixes. There are a lot of special songs here."


Track Listing:
1. Soul Shakedown Party (Afrodisiac Sound System Remix)
2. Lively Up Yourself (Bombay Dub Orchestra Remix)
3. Duppy Conqueror (Fort Knox Five Remix)
4. Sun Is Shining (Yes King Remix)
5. Soul Rebel (Afrodisiac Sound System Remix)
6. African Herbsman (King Kooba Remix)
7. Don't Rock My Boat (STUHR Remix)
8. Small Axe (Paul & Price Remix)
9. Rainbow Country (DJ Spooky's Subliminal Funk Remix)
10. Trenchtown Rock (Trio Elétrico Remix)
11. 400 Years (Jimpster Remix)
12. One Love (Cordovan Remix) [CD Bonus Track]

Bob Marley & the Wailers
Roots, Rock, Remixed
Quango/rockr Music
in stores and online July 24, 2007

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

好中意你的BLOG阿~加油!........................................

撒謊 said...

青春一逝不復返,事業一失難有成。 ..................................................

Anonymous said...

thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩ ........................................

Anonymous said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE.................................................

Anonymous said...

^^ 謝謝你的分享,祝你生活永遠多彩多姿!........................................

Anonymous said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical. ........................................

Anonymous said...

thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩

Anonymous said...

hello~~........................................

Anonymous said...

Cool blog網愛聊天室色情網站交友找啦咧免費影片成人笑話成人圖庫sexy女同志聊天室愛戀情人用品情趣爽翻天咆哮小老鼠入口85cc6k脫衣人妻sexy85c脫光光taiwansex淫女情色成人男女做愛美女做愛脫衣秀a片正妹淫蕩色情後宮040185c85c77p2p77p2p性幻想手淫18禁

Anonymous said...

累了嗎?來杯咖啡休息一下吧! ........................................

Anonymous said...

85cc成人免費觀看 免費視訊影片 情色視訊聊天 免費av18影片 豆豆聊天交友論壇 女優光碟網 免費看性感影片 做愛影片! 偷拍實錄 UT視訊聊天室 女同志愛愛影片免費 色瞇瞇情趣用品網 18禁下載 少女脫衣秀遊戲 3d免費a影城 哪裡看a片 麗的情色網站 色情成人片 桃園一夜情留言板 383影音網 完美性交 玩美情人論壇 波波遊戲美女 動漫色辣妹 人妻 人妻熟女圖片 免費視訊 live173 a片分享區 巨乳美女寫真集 85cc倉井空 微風線上觀看區 ut聊天室 777成人 小魔女貼圖 援交電話 台灣情人網dvd 全裸鋼管秀 日本av免費 洪爺影城討論區 大奶美女圖貼 sex520貼片 情色電影下載 巨乳人妻 性愛光碟 後宮電影 成人圖庫 自拍0204貼圖 性愛貼圖自拍 模特兒走光圖

Anonymous said...

your english is incredible............................................................

彥安彥安 said...

your wife is very charming!............................................................

Anonymous said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。............................................................

Anonymous said...

想像力的力量比知識更加巨大。........................................

雲亨 said...

I guess I will need a lot..................................................

林奕廷 said...

看看文章轉換心情,也幫你加個油哦

Anonymous said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。......................................................................

Anonymous said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。....................................................................

靜宸靜宸靜宸 said...

卡爾.桑得柏:「除非先有夢,否則一切皆不成。」共勉!............................................................

Anonymous said...

安一估~你也安一估哦~............................................................

Anonymous said...

hi!~~leave you a message to say hello, and thanks for your share!..................................................................

Anonymous said...

寂寞又無聊 看到你的BLOG 加油喔!!............................................................

Anonymous said...

永遠支持你呀!!HO!!HO!!HO!!HO!!~~..................................................................

Anonymous said...

感謝分享~希望有更多的好文章分享給大家............................................................

Anonymous said...

融會貫通的智慧,永遠不會被遺忘。..................................................

Anonymous said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。......................................................................

Anonymous said...

你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度............................................................

Anonymous said...

聰明人之所以不會成功,是因為他們缺乏了堅忍的毅力。.......................................................

家唐銘 said...

時間就是塑造生命的材料。

Anonymous said...

Care killed the cat. take care yourself.............................................................

倪平 said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..................................................................

文王廷 said...

^^ 謝謝你的分享,祝你生活永遠多彩多姿!............................................................

韋陳富 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。..................................................

惠邱邱邱邱雯 said...

人生匆匆-把握當下,支持鼓勵~事事如意~............................................................

王辛江淑萍康 said...

人生匆匆-把握當下,支持鼓勵~事事如意~..................................................

張王雅竹欣虹 said...

路過留言支持~~~..................................................

Anonymous said...

認識自己,是發現妳的真性格、掌握妳的命運、創照你前程的根源。............................. ....................................