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Wrongtom Meets Spotify…

October 18th, 2014

10734137_706637276098946_2384061403887466931_nIt’s almost a decade since my 1st ever reggae release, the growling dub mix of the middle 8 from Hard-Fi’s “Middle Eastern Holiday, reworked and renamed “Wrongtom Meets The Rockers East Of Medina” as a tribute to dub masters King Tubby and Augustus Pablo.

Since then reggae’s taken centre stage with my production work, and the Wrongtom Meets moniker has evolved into a project of it’s own with albums like Duppy Writer, In East London and the forthcoming LP with Ragga Twins, not to mention over 50 remixes and a few one off tracks here & there (and of course the long lost Pama Intl Meets Wrongtom LP which will hopefully see the light of day before I’m a dead old man).

Preempting the 10 year celebrations, I’m starting a series of Spotify playlists, selecting some of the lesser known moments from my back catalogue, the 1st one of which is made up of remixes, b-sides and oddities featuring vocals and collabs with the likes of Roots Manuva, Gregory Isaacs, The Nextmen, Daddy Gadman, Marcia Griffiths to name but a few. Plus the set opens with my 1st ever reggae production, a remix of Jay Bharadia’s “Snowy Day” made in ’04 but not released til ’07.

Here’s the link, and keep ‘em peeled for the next installment soon.

Delayed Human

September 17th, 2014

ROK73 centreIf you’ve been wondering where I’ve got to of late and haven’t been following me either on TWITTER or FACEBOOK then you’re probably well overdue a catch up so in brief…

I’ve spent the summer driving up and down the country and in and out of tents, making the most of festival season from the muddy fields of Glastonbury to the giant disco balls of Bestival.

Around that I’ve managed to fit in the best part of recording the forthcoming Wrongtom Meets Ragga Twins LP, plus a handful of remixes and singles including the new Rongorock single voiced by UK dancehall veteran Daddy Gadman which you can purchase here on 7″ or via iTunes, Amazon etc.

Big things are brewing at Wrong Towers this autumn with plenty in store for 2015 either on wax or on stage, so keep ‘em peeled. Until then, here’s both sides of the Daddy Gadman single for your listening pleasure…

Top Up The Dance

July 4th, 2013

Just quickly touching in and touching out again to say the 1st release on my new reggae/dancehall imprint Rongorock is currently being pressed up and prepped for release next month, for a sneak preview click play below…

Posse Galore

June 17th, 2013

As a young wrongun I couldn’t get enough of London Posse’s Gangster Chronicle, so it’s pretty damn exciting to be able to say I have a remix on the album’s re-release.

Out on Tru Thoughts today, the now plural Gangster Chronicles features the original LP, plus a handful of singles, b-sides and remixes including my own mix of British hip hop standard Money Mad, as well as The Nextmen’s amazing Style remix from ’96 and new stuff from Hint and The Beta Band’s Steve Mason.

I owe a heavy debt to this record as far as my own music goes, and I’d go as far to say it’s my version of Dark Side Of The Moon, or Nevermind or whatever your particular watershed musical moment may be. I’ll refrain from any more heavy handed accolades but you should definitely go and grab yourself a copy, so head over to the Tru Thoughts site for further info.

And if you haven’t yet heard it, here’s my remix, also available on the digi only Money Mad single

 

Wrongtom Meets Rodigan

May 10th, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Fact Magazine HQ to park up on their couch and interview UK reggae legend David Rodigan MBE. With confirmation only coming in the night before, I rocked up sleep-addled, ill prepared, and caught off guard by Rodigan’s manager discussing an interview brief I knew nothing about, barely minutes before the cameras rolled.

Regardless we had a great chat – Dave’s an eloquent and insightful guy with decades of experience and the stories to show for it, and I’m glad we managed to touch on his lesser known acting career, even if the bit about his early roles in a couple of salubrious brit-sex-comedies didn’t make the cut. There’s no dirt here, they’re no raunchier than your average Carry On film and he was happy to chat about them, I guess there was just too much info to edit into 3 bite-size video clips which you can now watch below…