Peter Abdul & The Abeng Musical Box - "Inflation" (2:55)
Russ D In Front Room Studio - "Inflation" (Dubwise) (2:57)
Review: Italian label Dig This Way serves up a third sizzling offering, this time featuring Nigerian singer Peter Abdul. He does his heart aching work over a solid rhythm from Abeng's Musical Box and the results are steeped in romance and yearning. A flip side dub from Russ Disciple is also well worth checking for its smart effects and fathom deep bass. Abdul is a relative unknown but for his 1984 album Get Down With Me, which head in a more boogie and funk direction. Regardless, this is a tasty dub, make no mistake.
Review: African Brothers were formed in 1969 by three Kingston teenagers and they went on to become key players in the global dub and reggae scene. After a busy decade working with the likes of Sly and Robbie, they all went on to work on separate solo careers but not before laying down some heavy jams. "Righteous Kingdom" is one and is an earthy bit of slow motion lovers rock with super soulful and sweet vocals musing on the battle for survival laid over swaggering drums, with rousing flutes drifting off into a cloudless sky above.