Horace Andy - Broken Beats Essence of 1&2 LPSKU: EB158
Echo Beach has now picked up the tradition – and the much older tradition of versioning – by asking friends of the label to rework Horace Andy’s classic tracks in their own sound outfit. But this time the label hasn’t trawled old Studio One tapes for historic vocal snippets – that would sooo nineties; no, Horace Andy personally put in an appearance to sing new versions of his classic tracks on top of timeless and contemporary riddims.
Age may have deepened his voice, but it is by no means weaker, as can be heard on this album, on which Echo Beach welcomes old friends and new faces: there’s Rob Smith, who as part of More Rockers and Smith & Mighty was just as crucial for Bristol’s musical reputation as Massive Attack or DJ Krust & Roni Size. Today, he ensures continuity by working under the label and producer name.
Format & package: LP
Record label: Echo Beach
Year of release: June 2021
A1 Bad Man Feat. Million Teeth (Rob Smith Aka Rsd Version)
A2 Cuss Cuss (Subatomic Sound System Version)
A3 Wicked Babylon Must Go Down (Dub Spencer & Trance Hill
A4 Skylarking (Oliver Frost - Eva Be's Dub Version)
B1 Do You Love My Music (Black Star Liner "Special" Version)
B2 Money Money (Dreadzone Version)
B3 Skylarking (Noiseshaper Version)
B4 Money Money (Dubblestandart Version)