Just Before Launching New Album”DUBVERSIVE” IR Rereleases Some Early Material Done With A.D.F, Michael Franti,Adrian Sherwood,Assata Shakur
In the very near future IR will be releasing a full length album “DUBVERSIVE” which will feature brand new material with the likes of Dr Das ,Ramjac, Deeder Zaman , Adrian Sherwood, Asian Dub Foundation,Delroy “Fatta” Pottinger ,D. WattsRiot , Sawandi, Jah 9 aka Janine Cunningham,Tapedave,Christiane D, Soy Sos,Tohununo & Olovotu .
Just ahead of that IR is taking the opportunity to rerelease some older material that they reacquired full rights to .
IR has rereleased through our french distributor Believe Digital the releases “IR 19 Basslines and Ballastics ” and “IR 21 Still Dancing On John Wayne’s Head ” They feature remastered tracks,new IR edits and unreleased remixes .You can obtain these tracks via digital download platforms like rhapsody, emusic, itunes here
These recordings spotlight some dynamic artistic pairing on various tracks.For example Michael Franti & Assata Shakur ,Adrian Sherwood & Lee “Scratch ” Perry, Chuck D & The Mad Professor ,Angela Davis & Dj Pulse ,Nick Manneseh and Crispin“Spry ” Robinson,Assata Shakur & Asian Dub Fondation.
Video for IR 21 : 1998 Asian Dub Foundation mix w Assatta Shakur “Reluctant Warrior”
From the rereleased cd “IR21 : Still Dancing On John Wayne’s Head ” by The Fire This Time comes this 1998 Asian Dub Foundation mix of the track “Reluctant Warrior” this is the original 4 trak mix that later became”Committed To Life” released on their cd “Community Music”.The vocals on this piece are by Assata Shakur recorded in Havanna ,Cuba.Dr Das, Sun J,Deeder,Chandrasonic , Pandit G and Bobby Dubman created a mix
which reminds one of the raw creative vitality of early Lee “Scratch ” Perry recordings.One of our all time favorite collaborations!
This video slideshow features images of among others Adivasi demonstrators from India,activists Yuri Kogiyama and Mumia Abu Jamal. As Dr Das has pointed out” slideshows are like the ‘dub version’ of film and are an underrated/used medium”please enjoy !