We now have videos for a couple of tracks from the Possessed EP, out now on Tru Thoughts.
First up is a fantastic slice of stop-motion animation directed by Vivien Goddard-Stephens for the Tippa Irie song “Afraid A’ You”, featuring a lonely cassette trying to find his place in the world.
Following that, I fired up Final Cut myself to knock together some footage from the Wrongtom Meets Ragga Twins set from the Tru Thoughts 15th anniversary gig at Koko last year. Keep your eye out for cameos from my Wreck It Up Crew compadres Mark Professor and Daddy Gadman who graced the stage with us for a couple of tunes on the night.
Don’t forget to grab yourself a copy of the EP available on vinyl direct from me here (Gadman’s 7″ on the Possessed rhythm still available too) or on vinyl and MP3 from Tru Thoughts, or via Juno, or iTunes and from loads of other good shops, and Amazon.
My 1st ever version excursion release has finally hit the shelves featuring legends JC Lodge, Tippa Irie and Ragga Twins, plus versions from my long term cohort Deemas J, Desta Zion from Mighty Leap and John & Paul aka The Correctional Horns all getting busy upon my Possessed Rhythm originally heard on Suzy Hangs Out from my In East London album a couple of years ago.
So far it’s been championed by the likes of Don Letts (BBC6), John Kennedy (Xfm), Ras Kwame (Capital Xtra) and Huey Morgan (BBC6) with plenty more nice praise and plays coming in every day.
You can grab yourself a copy from Tru Thoughts’ Etch Shop on vinyl and digital, or you can get the vinyl direct from me HERE (grab it now and you’ll get a free copy of my Dubbing In Limbo CD-R), and I also have copies of Daddy Gadman’s earlier Possessed version No Human and In East London by me & Deemas still in stock.
It’s been a while since I informed you of any news on here but my ramblings continue regularly over at Twitter and Facebook.
There’s plenty on the boil as ever – a new “Wrongtom Meets…” EP coming soon on Tru Thoughts featuring the likes of Tippa Irie, JC Lodge and Ragga Twins – a remix of Django Django’s “First Light” out on 12″ in a couple of weeks – Casual Sexists’ debut single on Rongorongo featuring my own dub mix – a meta version of Sleng Teng featuring Zion from Mighty Leap on vocals which you can hear a teaser of here.
While you’re waiting though, why not have a listen to my recent Doo Rags mixtape featuring 45mins of 50;s/60’s RnR & RnB.
And if you haven’t heard it yet, here’s the 2nd installment of my Wrongtom Meets… Spotify playlist featuring my remixes and dubs of the likes of General Levy, John Turrell, Pama International and Chinese Man.
It’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.
If 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…