DEEPER KNOWLEDGE NEW RELEASES - OCTOBER 2013
CHANNEL 1 10" 45 RPM
DKR-120-JJ - BARRY BROWN/CLARENCE PARKS/REVOLUTIONARIES - FORWARD ON/SO JAH MEAN
DKR-121-JJ - BARRY BROWN/AL CAMPBELL - PRAISE HIM/JAH ARMY
Channel 1's lost and found series continues with two big ten-inches. Our first one features Channel 1's heavy update of the classic 'skylarking' rhythm. Barry Brown's "Forward On" originally appeared only on his classic "Far East" album. The vocal here is followed by an unreleased dub cut. The flip side is an unreleased vocal cut by Clarence Parks. This cut is followed by a different skylarking dub, which we believe to be also unreleased. While it's a bit more lo-fi and not quite as Channel 1 sounding, this was sourced from a collection of tunes originally played as dubplates by the Channel 1 sound system, another piece of Channel history. One bad ten-inch with four killer cuts. Our second ten-inch also features Barry Brown, with another unreleased vocal & dub, called "Praise Him", this time riding the same rhythm as Al Campbell's "Jah Army." The Al Campbell cut of course, is on the flip side, reissued for the first time since its original release on 12-inch on the Jedi label in the early '80s. "Jah Army" is presented as originally issued, in discomix format, vocal running into dub.
TESFA 7" 45 RPM
DKR-150 - ICHO CANDY - COOL DOWN SUFFERER
Presenting one of our favorite early '80s roots tunes by one of our favorite artists of the era. "Cool Down Sufferer" is probably Icho Candy's best tune, and it's back now on the Tesfa label, one of the main imprints of artist/producer Tesfa McDonald. Tesfa has now been active as a producer in five decades, so we pulled this gem from his back catalog, a heavy tune with cool synth sounds. It was originally released on the Tesfa label in JA on 7-inch, and on 12-inch in the UK on the Selah label.
LEGGO SOUNDS 7" 45 RPM
BE-024 - BIG YOUTH - POLITICAL CONFUSION
Big Youth's "Political Confusion" is a killer deejay version to the Jewels' "Love & Livity", which has been available from DKR for a few years now. Long overdue for re-release, a second cut to this heavy '70s roots rhythm is most welcome.