SoulOfAnbessa

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17
Jan
0

Inna Black Ark style

Among many other things, I love the sound of the Black Ark, and the poetry of William Blake. Here's the result of trying to mix both together. Based on Blake's sublime "Auguries of innocence" poem, "Some are born" is one of the projects I've been working on for a little while. Played by the wicked 18th Parallel band from Geneva, and mixed by the just as wicked Al Breadwinner.
Coming some time later this year. Still hesitating to release it on vinyl or not, it will depend if people like the song... If you're allergic to phaser, you're risking your health. If you're not, please lend it an ear here !

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23
Dec
0

Conférence à Genève

As the video is in french, I'll write the news in french...


J'ai eu en février dernier, à l'invitation de la bibliothèque municipale de Genève, le plaisir de présenter une conférence baptisée "Basse, rimshot et révolution : le son du roots reggae".

Voici la vidéo.

 


08
Feb
0

"Andinet" is OUT NOW !

Soul of Anbessa's brand new release, Keteis Oyonde's "Andinet", a 4 song 12" record, is finally out !

It just started reaching the first shops :

UK :

Jah Waggy's 

Blakamixshop

Champion Sound Records

Juno 

Sound shelter

France : 

Rastavibes

Onlyroots

Dub Livity

Crucial Tempo

Switzerland :

Reggae fever

Germany :

Rockersuptown

Japan :

Reggae record

 

The songs are also available on high quality downloads on Bandcamp

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19
Nov
0

It soon reach...

The test presses are on their way, so the release for Soul of Anbessa's new record - "Andinet" by Keteis Oyonde - is getting closer...

The first clip is here, more coming soon...



09
Sep
0

Next release coming soon...

The next release on Soul of Anbessa records is on its way...

It will hopefully be out before the winter.

Called "Andinet" ("unity" in amharic) it'll be a 12" record at 45 RPM, including three songs from the wonderful jamaican singer Keteis Oyonde, and an instrumental by the Jamaican Soul Ambassadors featuring AlmaJah horns.

The first promo clip will be revealed soon... Stay tuned !


11
Apr
0

More spiritual roots

Due to a complete change in my professional life, the music production has gone even slower than before. But the new releases are still patiently going their way... Coming some time later this year. But I think, and hope you'll agree, they'll be worth the wait...

In the meantime, I keep adding some new mixes on my Mixspace page. Here's the latest one, pure spiritual roots vibes !

 

 


19
Jan
0

Mixes

Apart from the "Record label" and "This is reggae" sections on this website, there's also a lot of roots music to be heard on my Mixcloud page

Come and get some ! It's free, and everybody's welcome ! 


30
Apr
0

RIP Seymour

It is with extreme sadness that I was informed by Prince Alla that our dear friend Seymour Williams, who was not only a taxi driver, but much more a big brother to me, and a 35 years friend to Prince, was robbed and murdered in Waterhouse earlier this month.

I can't express how sad I feel about this news, and the tragic loss of this wonderful man.

RIP Seymour, Jamaica will never be the same to me now that you're gone. Thanks for everything my brother.



07
Feb
0

The Tarab is out !!!

The Tarab showcase 12" is finally available !!!

Get it here :

Switerland

- Reggae Fever

France

Rastavibes

Onlyroots 

- Dublivity

UK

Dub Vendor 

Jah Waggy's 

- Blakamixshop

Germany

- Reggaedisc

- Rockers Uptown 

Japan

- Reggae record

 

 

and more shops soon !


And the songs are also available in high quality legal download on Bandcamp

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10
Jan
0

Interviews in french and english

I had the pleasure of being interviewed about my adventures in Kingston's studios by Jérémie Younes for his great blog "Killers without fillers" 

The interview was then translated in english for the rightly acclaimed United Reggae website