DEEPER KNOWLEDGE NEW RELEASES - APRIL 2013
TASHA RECORDS 10" 45 RPM
DKR-144 - MIDNIGHT RIDERS/GLADIATORS BAND - CROSS THE BORDER/BORDER DUB *PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED*
DKR-145 - MICHAEL PALMER/STEVE KNIGHT - DEM A LICK SHOT/DUB // SEE DEM A COME/DUB *B-SIDE FEATURES TWO PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MIXES*
Our long awaited fourth round of releases from the Tasha label features maybe their biggest and baddest rhythm! Michael Palmer's "Dem a Lick Shot" was cut in April 1984, and is the ORIGINAL cut of the tune later re-done for the Powerhouse label. One of the baddest rhythms of the much-revered-by-us mid '80s period of the Channel 1 sound, it's monstrously slow and heavy, laid by a then current iteration of the Gladiators Band, which featured Barnabas on drums. This tune is also recalled by some to be the first voiced & released tune by Michael Palmer, aka "Palmer Dog" as he was originally and locally known at the time. "Dem a Lick Shot" was originally released on 7-inch in JA on the Tasha label, and on 12-inch in Canada on the W&B label, in slightly different mixes. It's reissued here equipped with dub, the mix being the same as issued on the 12-inch, with nuff 'lick shot' effects! This is backed with the second cut of the rhythm, by Steve Knight, "See Dem a Come." While this tune was issued on Steve's fantastic "Orphan Child" LP a few years after being voiced, it was originally intended to be released as a 10-inch single in NYC on Channel 1's Hitbound label. However, that release never happened, and so finally released now are the vocal and dub mixes as intended for that release. The vocal mix is different to that of the LP! Our other release is the absolute monster tune "Cross the Border" by Midnight Riders. This tune caught the attention of some astute dubplate fiends when an old dubplate of the tune was sold on eBay a few years back. A majestic roots tune on this killer rhythm, it's mind boggling that this one never made it to release at the time, but here it is now in all its glory, vocal & dub, the pinnacle of the Channel 1 sound.
LEGGO SOUNDS 7" 45 RPM
BE-011 - THE HAX - GIMME THE WUK
BE-012 - THE HAX - NAH FATTEN NO ROACH FE FOWL
Long time coming, here are the final two of the three killer tunes by the HAX, cut for Leggo Sounds back in the mid '80s. We previously issued the awesome "Duppy" (still available!) as DKR-011 a few years back, and now the other two tunes from the same session are finally available again. Carlton "The Hax" Lafters didn't do much recording, but these three tunes cut for Leggo are some of the finest mid '80s reggae with the "live digital" sound we love so much.
Midnight Riders - Cross the Border
Gladiators Band - Border Dub
Michael Palmer - Dem a Lick Shot
Gladiators Band - Lick Shot Dub
Steve Knight - See Dem a Come
Gladiators Band - Dem a Come Dub
The Hax - Gimme the Wuk
The Hax - Wuk Version
The Hax - Nah Fatten No Roach Fe Fowl
The Hax - Nah Fatten Version
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