The Generation Gap Riddim, mixed by six-time Grammy-winning engineer James “Bonzai” Caruso, featuring Mutabaruka, Autarchii, Lutan Fyah & Imeru Tafari
LONDON, UK, April 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Reggae veterans and young Lions unite on Generation Gap Riddim, mixed by six-time Grammy Award-winning engineer James “Bonzai” Caruso with Mutabaruka, Autarchii, Lutan Fyah, Imeru Tafari
Red A Red Music Group and Maroon Productions present an exciting revival of a fundamental riddim: The Generation Gap. This era-spanning project features some of Jamaica’s greatest musicians, with vocal cuts from veterans Mutabaruka and Lutan Fyah, as well as emerging talents Imeru Tafari and Autarchii.
Co-produced by Jermaine Joseph, Linton Hinds Jr and Donovan Joseph, Generation Gap Riddim takes us back in time and offers a clear look into the future.
The riddim is a rhythmic reimagining of the 1983 classic, “2000 Years”, originally recorded by the harmony group Time Unlimited.
True to the Generation Gap concept, two of the co-producers are father and son. Original Time Unlimited singer Donovan Joseph passes the torch to his son Jermaine ‘Autarchii’ Joseph, who reinterprets his father’s ‘2000 Years’ on the riddim.
Further continuity is added by the presence of legendary guitarist Earl Chinna Smith – whose band High Times played the original cut.
A pioneer of Dub Poet, Mutabaruka contributes to ‘I Am’, a typically compelling and provocative summary of what it means to be Rasta, one of his first solo releases in a long time.
“Trouble” by Spanish Town singjay and lyricist Lutan Fyah is a warning against the erosion of freedoms of choice and movement in the age of the pandemic.
Queen Ifrica’s son, Imeru Tafari lends his fiery voice to ‘Rastafari Student’, demonstrating the family’s aptitude for both melody and lyrics.
The hypnotic arrangement is played by a call from the best musicians. These include Earl Chinna Smith on guitar, Dean Fraser on saxophone, Keith Francis on bass, Larry McDonald/Jeremiah McFarlane on percussion and Leroy Horsemouth Wallace on drums.
The music is mixed by six-time Grammy Award-winning engineer James “Bonzai” Caruso, with the dubbed version, featuring Autarchii’s vocals, mixed by Chinna’s son, Earl Junior.
The Generation Gap Riddim is available now and truly brings the generations together.
LIST OF TRACKS
Mutabaruka – I Am
Autarchii – 2000 Years
Lutan Fyah – Trouble
Imeru Tafari – Rastafari student
Generation gap (dubbed version)
Riddim Name: Generation Gap Riddim
Producers: Jermaine Joseph, Linton Hinds Jr, Donovan Joseph
Music Label: Red A Red Music Group/Maroon Productions
Country: United States
Songwriters: Anthony Martin (AKA Lutan Fyah), Allan Hope (AKA Mutabaruka), Imeru Tafari, Donovan Joseph and Jermaine Joseph (AKA Autarchii)
Composers: Jermaine Joseph, Linton Hinds Jr, Donovan Joseph
Publishers: Songtrust (ASCAP), Songtrust (PRS)
Distributed by Tuff Gong International
Drums: Leroy “Horse Mouth” Wallace
Bass – Keith Francis
Guitar – Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith
Keyboard – Tony Asher
Percussion – Larry McDonald, Leaford ‘Jeremiah’ McFarlane and the Binghistra Movement
Saxophone – Dean Fraser
Mixed by – James ‘Bonzai’ Caruso, Earl Smith Jr.
Engineer: James ‘Bonzai’ Caruso, Earl Smith Jr.
Release date: April 22, 2022
Mutabaruka, Lutan Fyah, Imeru Tafari and Autarchii | Generation Gap Riddim | (Official Video)