“The message is not simply that we must fight injustice and oppression, but that we should do it with dignity.”
– BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH
“Nice work” – BRAD BALOO (THE NEXTMEN)
“Love this new riddim” – DJ SKITZ
Out 27th May, the “Red String Riddim EP” highlights the standout track “Pressure I feat. Yaz Alexander & Benjamin Zephaniah” which was released earlier in the year on Tru Thoughts via the acclaimed Sharp And Ready compilation, a showcase for the label’s UK Sound System Culture wing. Expanding on this riddim, in time-honoured reggae tradition, this new EP package boasts a fury of dubs, instrumentals and outstanding vocals from Jason Bradshaw (AKA Ghost Writerz lead vocalist Jimmy Screech), acclaimed Roots MC Ramon Judah, Joe Burns & Mike Wiley.
The Sea aka Corin Pennington’s “Red String Riddim EP” reveals the London producer’s flair for capturing and recreating a unique reggae sound with a classic ‘70s/’80s vibe. Having spent much of his time listening to both raw early live reggae records, and the far more produced sounds of Bob Marley, Ijahman and Third World, Corin has also been lucky enough to have worked alongside musicians like Toots, Third World, Jimmy Cliff and Buju Banton who have helped influence his brand and his production style today.