We're Not Leaving EP

A 6 track reggae ep (24m 29s) — released May 28th 2012 on Red Earth Music

Red Earth Records' presents a new six-track EP, release date 14th May 2012.

Responding to popular demand, the title track "We're Not Leaving" is here presented in a radio-edit version (Side 1, track 1), after having been released in an extended version last year on 7 inch vinyl. Soothsayers make their mark here with some sublime vocal harmonies, paying respect to the tradition of great vocal trios, stretching all the way from Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Congos, The Gladiators and beyond. Combined with some truly poignant lyrical and melodic writing and great musical accompaniment from the Soothsayers band, this recording, made at Prince Fatty's stduio in Brighton as well as Soothsayers' own South London studio, and mixed by Manasseh, is a modern classic. Side 1, track 2 - 'We're not leaving dub' is a new dub version by fashionable DJ and producer Wrongtom (whos work with Roots Manuva, Hard-Fi and Pama International among many others has won him much recent acclaim).

The last track on Side 1 is a re-working of a track taken from Red Earth Dub, Red Earth Record's most recent full album, retitled "Red Earth Roots" for this release and featuring new live instrumentation, 3-part harmony vocals and a killer MC vocal from Horseman (who has most recently been heard adding his unique vibes to Hollie Cook's/Prince Fatty's recent album and live tour).

Kicking off Side 2 is a remix by Yesking of 'One Day', a tune from Soothsayers' forthcoming album (to be released later this year), which in this version features the sublime vocals of Julia Biel and an irresistible up-tempo groove tweaked and dubbed by the talented Yesking.

Following this on side 2 is another track from the forthcoming Soothsayers album, originally an afrobeat-influenced tune with dub elements, but here re-worked in a dub style with fat bass and heavy one-drop groove. Sweet vocal harmonies from Soothsayers with conscious lyrics talking about our need to respect this planet. This is followed by a superb Yesking dub/instrumental version which completes Side 2.

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