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Linval Thompson - Show Babylon (feat. Manasseh)

Linval Thompson

Show Babylon (feat. Manasseh)

Reggae Roast

Released: 14th May 2012 | 4 track roots reggae ep

Dropping their milestone tenth release,Reggae Roastcontinue to bring together exciting artists from the world of reggae, dub and beyond.'Show Babylon',is yet another slice of hard hitting dub byLinval Thompson,a true legend of the genre. Add to that a heavyweight Dubstep remix fromTMSVone of the best up and coming Dubstep producers in the game and it's clear that you are in for a real treat.

From the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, the nameLinval Thompsonand the Thompson Sounds moniker had serious currency in the world of Jamaican reggae. In addition to his reputation as a vocalist on over a dozen albums, Thompson was the producer of over 40 albums and hundreds of singles by artists includingDennis Brown, Freddie McGregor, Barrington Levy, Eek-A-Mouse, Gregory Isaacs, The Wailing Souls, Triston Palma, Cornell Campbell, Johnny Osbourne, The Viceroys,andSugar Minott,highlighting the true weight of his legendary status.

Nick Manassehhas been deeply involved in the development of the UK roots scene for the past two decades, championing his distinctive production style with many of the biggest talents of his generation. He is also responsible for introducing many new people to the genre through his seminal radio show onKiss FMwhich ran for a staggering 12 years. His productions have backed severalReggae Roastreleases including the previous single withKenny Knotsand the ever popular 'Reggae Music' byEarl 16.

TMSVis an up-and-coming producer from The Netherlands with releases on Tube10 and Box Clever. His recent remix ofMovado's'Dem A Talk' was voted in the top 5 remixes of the year on Dubstep Forum and he is widely tipped as one to watch for 2012. Here he adds a deep, percussive flip to theLinval Thompson'soriginal .

Reggae Roastis a leading light in the new generation of dub music. With DJ bookings across Europe and a steady release schedule featuring some of the hottest talent around, 2012 is set to be their biggest year yet.

"Absolutely love this. UK Reggae at it's best."
Rodigan, Radio DJ (Kiss FM)
"Reggae Roast keep coming up with the goods. Another great release."
Don Letts, 6 Music