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Dawn Of The Dread

After 3 decades of working with the creme de la creme of the reggae world, 'Dawn of the Dread' brings the big personality that is HORSEMAN (aka Winston Williams) to the forefront of a full length album for the first time. As fearsome a drummer as he is an MC, HORSEMAN has worked with musicians and producers Tippa Irie, Max Romeo, Gregory Isaacs, Sugar Minott, Jah Shaka, Mad Professor, Barrington Levy, Eeka Mouse and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with John Holt - to name but a few - most recently performing with Hollie Cook and Prince Fatty. It was while playing with renouned outfit The Ruff Cut Band that he met producer and long term colaborater Mike 'Prince Fatty' Pelanconi. 'Dawn Of The Dread' was recorded at Studio Dub in Thailand before being mixed at Prince Fatty's Ironworks studio in Brighton. 'Mike just asked, 'You ever been to Thailand?' and we went. There were great vibes, we walked in and it all fell into place. We were looking to get that 80s digital sound and all that original equipment was just there waiting for us. It was fate.' Inspired by a horse race, 'Horsemove' was originally released by HORSEMAN under the title 'Giddiup' in 1985, spending four weeks at the top of the British reggae charts. The new version is updated with a solid, bouncing bassline and rejuvenated drum track. 'Computer' details a potted history of home computing trends over a dancehall rhythm. 'We originally recorded the rhythm track for a different song, but we started playing around with an effects box, I got on this vibe about Commodore 64s, ZX Spectrums, XBox and Playstations and the lyrics flowed out.' In stark contrast to the album title - inspired by a long night of watching zombie films in the studio - 'Dawn of the Dread' is saturated with HORSEMAN's positive vibes. 'If my music brings joy into someone's life then that's my aim, its there to make people happy. I'm not in competition with anyone, music shouldn't be competitive, I'm just me doing my thing.'

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  • ArtistHORSEMAN
  • Record LabelKARTEL
  • BrandKARTEL
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Audio Type 1.0
  • Release Date Dec 12, 2014

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