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Dread Times + Escapades + Sound + Eye On The Horizon Coloured Vinyl Bundle

£69.00

Release Date: 14/12/2018

This multi buy includes:

  • Eye On The Horizon Turquoise Vinyl
  • Dread Times Double Green Splatter Vinyl
  • Escapades Purple Splatter Vinyl
  • Sound Double Yellow Splatter Vinyl
Dread Times Double Green Splatter Vinyl

Electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone were formed from the ashes of Big Audio Dynamite and over their two decade plus career have been championed by the late John Peel, signed to the legendary Creation Records and Virgin before finally securing their independence by founding their own Dubwiser record label. ‘Dread Times’ is their 8th studio album from the band and the 3rd release on their own label. Their old skool dread sound comes bubbling to the surface on the album and it digs deeper into their dub and reggae influences whilst still managing to keep the beats fresh and the textures electronic. Conscious lyrics, social ills, matters of the heart and mind merge with 21st century dubwise flavour.

Alongside core members Greg Dread, who produced this 12 track album, Leo Williams, Chris Compton, Earl 16 and Spee, Dread Times introduces younger blood into the mix. Newest member Bazil bringing an edge to the sonic process and Greg’s son Marlon expanding the musical range further. Don Letts also returns with lyrical contributions, as does Lena Cullen on vocals for one track, with 90s ragga duo Louchie Lou and Michie One guesting on another. Recorded again at Mick Jones’ Bunker Studio, arranged at Dread Central and mixed by fellow founder Tim Bran, this is classic West London Zone with an updated edge. Dread music for an unpredictable world, these are Dread Times.

SIDE 1

1. Rootsman
2. Mountain
3. Battle

SIDE 2

4. Escape
5. 16 Hole
6. Black Deus

SIDE 3

7. Music Army
8. Area Code
9. Keep It Blazing

SIDE 4

10. Never Going Back
11. Where Is My Friend
12. After The Storm

Escapades Purple Splatter Vinyl

Forerunners of today’s dub and bass driven music, Dreadzone have been building an impressive body of work since their early days with Alan McGhee. New studio album ESCAPADES has an equal mix of nostalgia and progression but with the bands instantly recognizable sound. The album will not disappoint committed fans, occasional acquaintances or those discovering Dreadzone for the very first time.

1. Next Generation
2. Man In A Suit
3. I Love You Goodbye
4. Rise Up
5. On My Way
6. Fire In The Dark
7. Too Late
8. Roosevelt High
9. Places
10. Music Of The Spheres

Sound Double Yellow Splatter Vinyl

Electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone re-issue their 2001 album 'Sound'. The band formed in 1993 when ex-Big Audio Dynamite drummer Greg ‘Dread’ Roberts teamed up with Tim Bran, with the duo soon joined by bassist Leo Williams. Until the release of their fourth album ‘Sound’ in 2001 the band continually remixed itself, chopping and changing members (and record labels). Greg and Tim approached the new millennium with a fresh idea in the form of the Dubwiser Club night at Notting Hill Arts Club – a move that would sow the seeds for the birth of ‘Sound’ in 2001 on the Ruff Life label. They channelled their energy into DJ based club nights that fused dub and reggae with contemporary electronic beats to create the perfect soundtrack for people from different planets. This proved a fertile musical playground with immediate feedback on the Dreadzone sound. It was in this climate (and in a new studio) that the band would create ‘Sound’. The album was written and evolved over a two year period at the turn of the century and featured contributions from Don Letts, Earl 16, Brinsley Forde and MC Det. It’s also most notable for the first appearance of a certain MC Spee on the opening tune Return of Dread.

SIDE 1
1. Return of the Dread
2. Crazy Knowledge
3. Mean Old World
4. Black Rock and Roll

SIDE 2
1. Straight to a Soundboy
2. Digital Mastermind
3. Different Planets

SIDE 3
1. Dreadpon Sound
2. Believing In It
3. The Last Dance

SIDE 4
1. Crazy Knowledge (Soul of Man remix)
2. Believing In It (Drumattic Twins remix)

Eye On The Horizon Turquoise Vinyl LP

SIDE ONE

TOMORROW NEVER COMES
FOR A REASON
CHANGES
AMERICAN DREAD
BEYOND A ROCK

SIDE TWO

GANGSTER
YEAH MAN
MY FACE
WALK TALL
JUST LET GO