Second single and opening song from the upcoming showcase album by Spanish singer, engineer, producer LONE ARK (Roberto Sánchez) and Switzerland finest reggae studio band THE 18TH PARALLEL, Fruits Records proudly present ‘DEFEND’. On a militant stepper riddim graced by magnificent horns, Roberto Sánchez and the Swiss band send a strong political message to the world: “The longer we fight, the stronger we get, and so we defend the rights of our brothers and sisters who cannot defend themselves.”
A few weeks after ‘Get You’, here comes another sound system anthem available from July 30th on black wax 7” vinyl or on a limited blue ocean clear vinyl with screenprinted and numbered sleeve (only 90!). An essential record for this summer sound system parties!
Also available from July 30th on all digital platforms as pre-order for the album Showcase Vol. I coming out September 3rd on Fruits Records.
Thanks to your strong support on our first five releases of 2021, we're able to keep on doing what we love – to press vinyl records – even though the pressing market is saturating like never before and lead times have drastically increased for all the relentless work that needs to be done in order to make an actual vinyl record. But don't worry, we have plenty new releases in the making and we'll be here this autumn with more musical nuggets!
Visit our page to discover the remaining of our productions with Roots Architects, Keith & Tex, I Kong, Judy Mowatt, Ken Boothe, Oku Onuora, Samory I, Raging Fyah, Cornell Campbell, Micah Shemaiah, The Inspirators (Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Lloyd Parks, Anthony “Sangie” Davis, Earl “Chinna” Smith), Prince Alla, The Viceroys, Roberto Sánchez, Lone Ranger, Love Shuttle, Cosmic Shuffling and The I-Twins.
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.