Cat No: SCOB069
Format: 12" Vinyl
A1. Stalawa - Traitor ft. Blessed San
A2. Stalawa - Traitor Dub
B1. Stalawa - Ease Up The Pressure ft. Delroy Melody & C Wyne Nalukalala
B2. Stalawa - Ukiangalia ft. Nazizi
Scotch Bonnet keep Reggae's African connection alive for their latest record store day release. French-born, Glasgow-based producer Stalawa has voiced a talented selection of East African vocalists to thrilling effect. Ugandan singer and emcee Blessed San, showcases a vocal style not unlike the legendary Michael Prophet, and provides a mournful rebuke on "Traitor", which also comes as a haunting Dub version. Jamaican singer Delroy Melody, recuts his 1979 hit "Ease Up The Pressure", and adds verses from Luganda Rasta lyricist C Wyne Nalukalala. The remade backing, based on Dennis Brown's "Easy Take It Easy", was built in Jamaica by renowned drummer Sly Dunbar and keyboardist Dennis "Jah D" Fearon. Kenya's "first lady" of hip hop and reggae, Nazizi, provides "Ukiangalia", a dubby update of King Tubby's famous tempo rhythm.