12 Jun

SF034 Dreadsquad & V.A. – Rolling Thunder Riddim

Dreadsquad & V.A. – Rolling Thunder Riddim

Artist: Dreadsquad & V.A.
Title: Rolling Thunder Riddim
Format: Digital Download
Genre: Reggae, Dub, Hip-Hop
Label: Superfly Studio
Cat.No: SF034
Release date: 09.06.17
Artwork: Luis Montero Velasco

12 Jun

SF033 Dreadsquad – World Destruction (Versions)

Dreadsquad – World Destruction (Versions)

Artist: Dreadsquad
Title: World Destruction (Versions)
Format: Digital Download
Genre: Reggae, Dub, Raggamuffin, Rub a Dub, Bass, EDM, World Music
Label: Superfly Studio
Cat.No: SF033
Release date: 12.05.16
Artwork: Marek Bogdański

12 Jun

Rolling Thunder Riddim & other new releases from Dreadsquad

I’m happy to announce that after year of break from running my label Superfly Studio, I’m getting back to this business with many forthcoming releases. Label’s schedule for next few month looks quite impressive with almost 50 new tunes.

Dreadsquad & VA – Rolling Thunder Riddim (June)
Dreadsquad & VA – Indian Gyal Riddim (July)
Dreadsquad & VA – Get Lovely Riddim (August)
Dreadsquad & VA – Riddim Machine vol 2 (reggae & dub selection) (October)
Dreadsquad & VA – Riddim Machine vol 3 (dancehall and beyond) (October)

First release called Rolling Thunder Riddim is already out exclusively on my Bandcamp. In few weeks it will appear in other digital outlets (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Tidal, Junodownload and more).

EP contains 4 new tunes from artists like Kojo Neatness (JA) & Gardna (UK), Kasia Malenda (PL) & Jman (UK), I-mitri Counteraction (GR/UK) and Christophe Rigaud (FR) from The High Reeds and Instrumental version by Dreadsquad.

Artwork was designed by Luis Montero Velasco who won my graphic competition on Facebook. Congratulations!

20 Mar

Vocal competition – the results

vocal competition 2

It’s been a while since my last entry on this page but today we have some important news for all of you.

As some of you might know from my facebook page, recently I organised a vocal competition for reggae singers and MC’s. There were a download link to a zip file with 3 Dreadsquad riddims: Get Lovely (early Reggae), Last Tune (UK Dub) and So Nice (Dem Bow).

The pack was downloaded over 800 times and I received about 40 tunes back, which I call a great result. We got tunes from Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Jamaica, Russia and many European countries. Wow!

At this point I would like to thank all the people who participated in the contest. It means a lot for me. In my eyes you are all winners but unfortunately the prize is one. Well, in fact not one. Because the level was so high I couldn’t pick just one song for my forthcoming album Dreadsquad – Riddim Machine vol. 2 & 3 so I decided to give the prize to two very talented singers. Congratulations goes to Takeyce – Ti (Montreal / Canada) and Monkey Jhayam (Sao Paulo / Brazil).

That’s not all. I got so many great songs that I decided to pick some of those recorded on Get Lovely Riddim and release it as One Riddim Compilation that will follow The Riddim Machine album. Singers chosen for the compilation: Daphne Bluebird, Gadamgadamgadam, Dawid Albaaj, M-Syla, Nico Royale, Quido, Neekoshy, Puppa Djul, Ocm, Mista Wicked. Great job! Congratulations. Also Lucky from France did really good job with two songs that have not been chosen.

This doesn’t mean that I didn’t like the rest of the songs. Some of them sounds great. Hopefully this will not be the last contest. All the songs that were not chosen might be uploaded to Soundcloud and Youtube.

Now I need to mix the acapellas and make a mastering so the results will be heard in few weeks.

23 Mar

World Destruction LP out now!

SF032 - artwork - world destruction (1000x1000)

Dreadsquad & Blackout JA – World Destruction LP

Artist: Dreadsquad & Blackout JA
Title: World Destruction
Format: Digital Download
Genre: Reggae, Dub, Raggamuffin, Rub a Dub, Bass, EDM, World Music
Label: Superfly Studio
Cat.No: SF032
Release date: 18.03.16
Artwork: Marek Bogdański, Anna Jędrzejak

A wonderful thing when 2 people come together from different corners of the world and unite through music, sharing their experiences and building blocks to support shared ideas. This is exactly what happened with Dreadsquad and Blackout JA when, at Uprising Festival, Slovakia, the pair met, bonded and decided to spend a week writing and recording to produce what is now the main body of ‘World Destruction’.

The result, as Dreadsquad feels, ‘is at the same time very diverse and cohesive’ and this is down to a number of things; namely the production techniques used, the style of Blackouts vocals and the natural way that all of the songs came together to reflect the current atmosphere of the world.

Subject matters of the songs move through corruption, poverty, mind control, war on drugs, police brutality and the destruction of the world we are living in but they also highlight positivity and solutions spreading love and giving people hope.

The 2 singles being lifted from the album, ‘Last Tune’ and ‘A Girl Like You’, will be put to good use on both the radio and dance floor, then the album as a whole takes in many different genres; Roots Reggae, Digital / Raggamuffin, UK Steppas, Rub a Dub with influences of World Music and EDM.

“Last Tune” is the first single from the forthcoming Dreadsquad album with Blackout JA – ‘World Destruction’. The track started life in San Francisco as a collaboration with Kush Arora then later Bristolian brass section Smerins Anti-Social Club added the next layer and finally Blackout came with the finishing move. Last Tune was ready to finish the dance.

This is Heavy UK Steppers style – designed for take the remaining crowd in the dance all the way through to when the lights go up. This is raw energy through and through and as Blackout shouts to the people to get even more energy it perfectly illustrates the relationship between the party and the selector.

You can get it in our STORE on 7″ vinyl

Second single taken from the album is “A girl Like You”. The original track written and performed by Edwin Collins is a classic piece of music that throughout his childhood had influenced Dreadsquad without him even realising it and then when in his later years he heard it played in a taxi he knew right away that he had to make a Reggae version of it. It’s this relationship with the song that makes this cover authentic.

The lyrics are strong and unique whilst the melody is infectious, and the way that Blackout delivers the song with his rough, raspy tone gives a whole new angle for everyone who hears it to enjoy. It’s the first time that Blackout has recorded a cover and it’s one of two love songs that feature on their album ‘World Destruction’.

Dreadsquad and Blackout JA will be performing their album ‘World Destruction’ across Europe throughout 2016

23 Mar

SF032 Dreadsquad & Blackout JA – World Destruction LP

SF032 - artwork - world destruction (1000x1000)

Dreadsquad & Blackout JA – World Destruction LP

Artist: Dreadsquad & Blackout JA
Title: World Destruction
Format: Digital Download
Genre: Reggae, Dub, Raggamuffin, Rub a Dub, Bass, EDM, World Music
Label: Superfly Studio
Cat.No: SF032
Release date: 18.03.16
Artwork: Marek Bogdański, Anna Jędrzejak

A wonderful thing when 2 people come together from different corners of the world and unite through music, sharing their experiences and building blocks to support shared ideas. This is exactly what happened with Dreadsquad and Blackout JA when, at Uprising Festival, Slovakia, the pair met, bonded and decided to spend a week writing and recording to produce what is now the main body of ‘World Destruction’.

The result, as Dreadsquad feels, ‘is at the same time very diverse and cohesive’ and this is down to a number of things; namely the production techniques used, the style of Blackouts vocals and the natural way that all of the songs came together to reflect the current atmosphere of the world.

Subject matters of the songs move through corruption, poverty, mind control, war on drugs, police brutality and the destruction of the world we are living in but they also highlight positivity and solutions spreading love and giving people hope.

The 2 singles being lifted from the album, ‘Last Tune’ and ‘A Girl Like You’, will be put to good use on both the radio and dance floor, then the album as a whole takes in many different genres; Roots Reggae, Digital / Raggamuffin, UK Steppas, Rub a Dub with influences of World Music and EDM. 

“Last Tune” is the first single from the forthcoming Dreadsquad album with Blackout JA – ‘World Destruction’. The track started life in San Francisco as a collaboration with Kush Arora then later Bristolian brass section Smerins Anti-Social Club added the next layer and finally Blackout came with the finishing move. Last Tune was ready to finish the dance.

This is Heavy UK Steppers style – designed for take the remaining crowd in the dance all the way through to when the lights go up. This is raw energy through and through and as Blackout shouts to the people to get even more energy it perfectly illustrates the relationship between the party and the selector. 

You can get it in our STORE on 7″ vinyl

Second single taken from the album is “A girl Like You”. The original track written and performed by Edwin Collins is a classic piece of music that throughout his childhood had influenced Dreadsquad without him even realising it and then when in his later years he heard it played in a taxi he knew right away that he had to make a Reggae version of it. It’s this relationship with the song that makes this cover authentic.

The lyrics are strong and unique whilst the melody is infectious, and the way that Blackout delivers the song with his rough, raspy tone gives a whole new angle for everyone who hears it to enjoy. It’s the first time that Blackout has recorded a cover and it’s one of two love songs that feature on their album ‘World Destruction’.

Dreadsquad and Blackout JA will be performing their album ‘World Destruction’ across Europe throughout 2016