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Horace Andy – Broken Beats 2 – New Album by Echo Beach
“Broken Beats 2“
Echo Beach EB158 CD / Digital Vinyl (special edition broken beats 1 & 2)
Release Date 28th of May 2021
Echo Beach is now releasing his new album “Broken Beats 2” with new versions by artists such as Noiseshaper, Dreadzone, Soul Sugar, Dubjestic, New Bladerunner of Dub, Black Star Liner, Adam Prescott, Danny T & Tradesman, Jah Schulz, T-Jah, Madaski, RSD, Irie Worryah, Dr Dubenstein, Subatomic Sound System, X.A. Cute, Hoboken HiFi, Adubta, RSD, Dub Spencer & Trance Hill, Umberto Echo, Oliver Frost, Dubblestandart andhis hits “Money Money – is the root of all evil” , “Skylarking“, “Do You Love My Music“, “Cuss Cuss” and others!
Echo Beach has now picked up on this tradition – and the much older tradition of versioning – by asking friends of the label to rework Horace Andy’s classic tracks in their own sound outfit. But this time the label hasn’t trawled old Studio One tapes for historic vocal snippets – that would soon nineties; no, Horace Andy personally put in an appearance to sing new versions of his classic tracks on top of timeless and contemporary riddims…
1. Bad Man feat. Million Teeth (Rob Smith aka RSD Version) 5:34 2. Cuss Cuss (Subatomic Sound System Version) 4:48 3. Wicked Babylon Must Go Down (Dub Spencer & Trance Hill vs. Umberto Echo Version) 6:30 4. Skylarking (Oliver Frost – Eva Be´s Dub Version) 5:48
1. Do You Love My Music (Black Star Liner “special” Version) 6:04 2. Money Money (Dreadzone Version) 5:15 3. Skylarking (Noiseshaper Version) 3:30 4. Money Money (Dubblestandart Version) 6:40
Although his merits as a Roots Reggae singer go back to the 70s, Horace Andy has always loved experimenting: he recorded two albums with the British Dub master Mad Professor (who also transformed Massive Attack’s “Protection” into “No Protection”); for a track on the “Inspiration Information” series by Strut Label he let house master Ashley Beedle work with his voice.
For all the other musicians featured here – is always on the spiritual identity of the songs and the deep respect they have for the 40-year career of an exceptional artist. The beats may be broken, but the voice most certainly isn’t. This album will ensure that this incredible voice is never forgotten.
The 'G' rating applies to content that has nothing in theme, language, reference to sexual activity, violence, etc. which would be offensive to parents whose younger children listen. Some snippets of language may go beyond polite conversation but they are common everyday expressions. No stronger words are uttered. The reference to violence is at a minimum. Explicit references to sexual activity are not present; nor are there any references in favour of hard drug use.