"If the defiant fire of his words doesn’t make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, then you have been on the Internet too long" -- MTV Iggy
OUT digitally on BEATPORT & JUNO (advance release hit #1 in reggae, #21 in all music) wide release on iTUNES & everywhere NOW as of March 6, 2012
SUBATOMIC SOUND is back with a ground shaking, political scorcher from Jamaica's massive dancehall reggae star Anthony B on Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax' re-upped "NYC-2-Africa" riddim, recorded in Africa, NYC, and Jamaica. In response to the universal anti-corruption message, it was remixed by producers from around the globe, essentially musically translating into the dialect of what's happening on their streets, resulting in twelve amazing versions we couldn’t have imagined, from cumbia to tropical to all sorts of dubstep twist ups as well as vintage rude boy roots, hip hop, and dancehall reggae!
Anthony B, Subatomic Sound System, & Nomadic Wax "Dem Can’t Stop We From Talk"
1) Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax' ( NYC-2-Africa riddim)
2) SaBBo's Talkbox Riddim remix
3) Frikstailers' BA-2-Mexico remix
4) Dubmatix' Rude Boy rewind
5) Stereotyp's 800 Pound Gorilla remix
6) Dubblestandart's Kingston Riot riddim remix - featuring Devon D
7) Bleepolar's Bogota Cumbia remix - featuring Jahdan Blakkamoore
8) Ancient Astronauts' Dem Bow remix
9) Fuzzy Logic's Tropical Bass remix - featuring Devon D
10) DJ Child's PGM Valley of Death remix
11) Chicus' Redbud remix
12) Process Rebel's Afro-dub remix
13) Nate Mars' Lightas Up! remix
14) NYC-2-Africa riddim instrumental
15) Dubblestandart's Kingston Riot riddim dub
Anthony B’s politically charged anthem is particularly riveting because it called out JA’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding at the time he was struggling with civil war surrounding the United States-requested extradition of “Dudus,” a don from the Tivoli Gardens garrison district of Kingston and a leader of the Prime Ministers main constituency—an obvious point of hypocrisy.
Anthony B recorded his vocals in Kingston in April 2010, as the the city broke out in riots capped off by the Tivoli Gardens military extradition raid. Tensions were further heightened by a drought that led to water supplies to many of Kingston’s residents being cut off for days at a time.
When Anthony first heard the African drums, his eyes lit up and he and his crew began a classic African call and response chant to the beat. After listening to the riddim over and over on repeat, he demanded to go straight into the studio and, without a word written, delivered a blistering performance, waiving his lighter and literally jumping off the walls of the vocal booth while singing like a man on fire.
"Producers Emch of Subatomic Sound System and Benny Beats of Nomadic Wax put their heads together (in association with People’s Records in Kingston, Jamaica) to give the NYC-2-Africa EP to the world — and possibly to set it on fire. This is a project so explosive...The heavy, heavy riddim EP starts with “Dem Can’t Stop We From Talk,” an incendiary track from Anthony B of Jamaica.... If the defiant fire of his words doesn’t make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, then you have been on the Internet too long”
— MTV Iggy
“Check this transatlantic collab from NYC’s Subatomic Sound, African hip hop label Nomadic Wax and Jamaican label, Peoples Records… Brilliant voicing from Anthony B, serious political lyrics and big bass."
— Mixpak Records
"There’s a detailed and interesting backstory behind this one, but I’ll just tell you about what you’ll hear - This riddim is insanity and there is an Anthony B song on this release, ‘Dem Can’t Stop We From Talk’, which is MADNESS! That song is just RIDICULOUS …also there’s the usual remixing and dubbing you’ve come to know from Subatomic."
— Achis Reggae Blog
WHERE: digitally on the web at
vinyl available worldwide from the
in NYC @ Halycon, Deadly Dragon, & Miss Lily's Variety Shop