Very, very impressive release from ZamZam Sounds:
ZamZam Sounds is proud to present a truly massive release, the first on our new longer- format vinyl label, Khaliphonic, in partnership with Llorona Records (Colombia).
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto are Colombian cumbia roots icons, legendary in their homeland as guardians of ancient regional musical and cultural traditions. Here they are joined by another legend, On-U Sound founder and dub producer Adrian Sherwood. Alongside Llorona Records ́s Diego Gómez, Sherwood and the band have created an absolutely unique sound that seamlessly blends timeless cumbia rhythms and sonorities with powerfully restrained dub mixing.
It is no exaggeration or hyperbole to call this mystical music, a heart-centered psychogeographical journey from the Caribbean Coast of Colombia through Jamaica and UK dubscapes. The heartbeat rhythms this team explores so deftly unite musical cultures in such a natural way that the sound they produce feels almost inevitable. Vocal exhortations, massed flutes, organic bass and keys, extraordinary volleys of percussion, echo trails, reggae skanks, and truly masterful arrangements and dubbing make this a simply crucial release. Miles beyond most attempts at cross-cultural musical fusion, we guarantee you will be mesmerized by the beauty and power of Dub De Gaita. There is simply nothing else like it.
Produced by Adrian Sherwood and Diego Gómez, mixed by Adrian Sherwood at On-U Sound. Assistant Producer: Skip McDonald . Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at Sound Masters UK.
Special Guests: George Oban (Bass on El Fin del Mundo), Diego Gómez (Bass on Maria Solá), The Ital Horns (Brass on El Fin del Mundo and Maria Solá), Skip McDonald (Keys and Guitar on El Fin del Mundo).
Strictly limited: 650 copies for the world – hand screen printed – No repress – No digital
Release Window: Early August, 2014
OFFICIAL TRAILER: vimeo.com/84872094
DUB MEETS GAITA: SHOCK MAGAZINE VIDEO: