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AMJ meets RSD - The Brave


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International dubwise! -

Spread across four cuts, we are presented with the combined musical efforts of Bristol legend Rob Smith alongside the affiliated AMJ collective, with John Hollis on production, who played in the 'Restriction' band with Rob in the 80's... Around about the time when this song was originally written, for said Bristol reggae band 'Restriction'.

The lyrics are a combination of the African languages Mandika and Wolof, talking about the struggles of life that can only be overcome with perseverance and strength.

This, new re-created version features the Senegalese Mariama Kouyate on vocals, Moustapha Gaye, also from Senegal, on Kana Bori and Cuban flutist Jose Zalba on the Flute cut... all backed with RSD's timeless touch - the signature drum roll's and hi-hat flutter, and of course a big-bottomed bass, geared for any capable soundsystem to rumble in full effect.

It's a big combination of musical directions, geographically and stylistically.

Our favourite has to be the third cut, sparse and dubbed out, with the Kana Bori instrumentation in effect.

Edition of 500.

The Brave (Mounie-La)

The Brave Dub

Kana Bori

The Brave (Flute Cut)