Stats for this track
SENSI SKANK - RUBEN DA SILVA, MURRAY MAN, MANASSEH & PLACID
REGGAE ROAST RECORDS | CATALOGUE NO: RR008 | RELEASE DATE: 21st NOVEMBER 2011
BUY 12" VINYL HERE - http://www.reggaeroast.co.uk/shop/ ;
DOWNLOAD HERE - http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/sensi-skank-single/id475328732 ;
Reggae Roast Records has gathered some serious momentum over the past 12 months with critically acclaimed releases from the likes of dub heavyweights such as Earl 16, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Nick Manasseh, Kenny Knots and RSD (Rob Smith). Quickly building a reputation as the UK’s leading label for contemporary dubwise produce.
Reggae Roast come with their brand new single; Sensi Skank, yet another home grown slice of hard hitting digital roots the label has become synonymous with.
There’s no doubt about about it, Sensi Skank is set to be the Ganja Anthem of 2012. This 6 mix release by Ruben Da Silva featuring Skinnyman is set to shake speaker stacks across the land, and is already garnering support from David Rodigan and DJ Hype (Kiss FM), and a host of other top DJs. The Track has been tastefully dubbed by Manasseh and remixed by D&B heavyweights Placid. Twist it all all together and fire it up, for a red hot, smoking release.
Ruben Da Silva, who is quickly becoming a major force in the British roots scene after his recent dance-floor smasher ‘Bless A Sound’ has once again shown why he‘s one of the hottest new voices in town. The beautifully distinctive tone to his vocal carries the track as he begrudges the fact that he is criminalized for smoking the ‘righteous weed’ and forced to smoke undercover.
Skinnyman, the long time outspoken advocator of the legalisation of cannabis makes a rare but unforgettable appearance, as ever his flow and delivery are second to none. In the same vain as his critically acclaimed album ‘Council Estate of Mind’, Skinnyman once again delivers a socially analytical commentary, which demonstrates why he is one of the most popular and well respected rappers ever to come out of the Britain.
Murray Man, a true veteran of the UK Roots scene, has been running sound systems since the 80‘s. More recently he has turned his attentions to running his very own Mellow Vibes imprint. His distinctive Digi-Roots production style has been smashing up dance-floors across the world with underground hits such as Crying Shame.
Nick Manasseh became one of the most respected DJ / producers in British reggae when he began hosting his seminal weekly Kiss FM slot, which ran for over a decade. He has helped to generate an interest in Roots music across the UK with his killer dance-floor selections and crisp authentic production values. Manasseh has once again mixed and dubbed the latest Reggae Roast offering, adding depth, definition and his distinctive sound to the release.
Placid from the Undiluted Records camp, also the home of Ed Solo and Brockie, are on remix duties and come with a hard hitting Drum n Bass stomper that is sure to mash up dance-floors across the globe. Already receiving plays from Junglist A-listers such as Hype (Kiss FM) and Sub Focus (Ram Records), the DnB refix sure brings some added heat to the release.
Keep you eyes and ears peeled for more exciting releases from the likes of Linval Thompson & Kenny Knots coming very soon on Reggae Roast Records.
Release/catalogue number: RR008
Release date: Nov 21, 2011