20 Mar

Vocal competition – the results

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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!

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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

12 Feb

SF031 Dreadsquad & Blackout JA – A girl like you (cover)

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Dreadsquad & Blackout JA – A Girl Like You

Artist: Dreadsquad & Blackout JA

Title: A girl like you

Format: Digital Download

Genre: Reggae, dub, cover

Label: Superfly Studio

Cat.No: SF031

Release date: 12.02.2016

The original track, ‘A Girl Like You’ 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’.

 

22 Jan

SF029 – Dreadsquad & Blackout JA – Last Tune

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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.

Video edited and directed by Marek Bogdański
Camera: Marek Bogdański, Anna Jędrzejak, Jakub Romanowicz, Michał Kowalski
Animations: Kasia Wilk (https://www.behance.net/kasiawilk)
VJ Loops: Beeple (https://vimeo.com/channels/beeple)

Artist: Dreadsquad & Blackout JA feat Kush Arora & Smerins Anti-Social Club
Title: Last tune
Format: Digital Download / 7” vinyl
Genre: UK steppers, Dub, Electronic
Label: Superfly Studio
Cat.No: SF029
Release date: 22.01.2016
Artwork: Anna Jędrzejak
buy 7″ vinyl: http://dreadsquad.com/shop/dreadsquad-blackout-ja-last-tune-7-vinyl/
buy mp3/wav: https://itunes.apple.com/am/album/last-tune-feat.-kush-arora/id1074410524

 

22 Jan

Dreadsquad & Blackout JA – Last Tune / New single and video out now!

Last Tune - single photo

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.

Video edited and directed by Marek Bogdański
Camera: Marek Bogdański, Anna Jędrzejak, Jakub Romanowicz, Michał Kowalski
Animations: Kasia Wilk (https://www.behance.net/kasiawilk)
VJ Loops: Beeple (https://vimeo.com/channels/beeple)

Artist: Dreadsquad & Blackout JA feat Kush Arora & Smerins Anti-Social Club
Title:  Last tune
Format: Digital Download / 7” vinyl
Genre:  UK steppers, Dub, Electronic
Label: Superfly Studio
Cat.No: SF029
Release date: 22.01.2016
Artwork: Anna Jędrzejak
buy 7″ vinyl: http://dreadsquad.com/shop/dreadsquad-blackout-ja-last-tune-7-vinyl/
buy mp3/wav: https://itunes.apple.com/am/album/last-tune-feat.-kush-arora/id1074410524
https://dreadsquad.bandcamp.com/album/last-tune

SF029 artwork (1000x1000)

 

10 Dec

New vinyl releases from Superfly Studio: Million Stylez & Mr Williamz, Charlie P, Subactive feat. Jah Screechy, xRob Black

3 freshly baked releases from Superfly Studio available exclusively in our STORE. New lower shipping costs. Back catalogue available. Exclusive collectors editions in very limited runs. All tribes welcome.

SF026S1 – 7″ / Raggamuffin / 90′ style / Digital

A: Million Stylez & Mr Williamz – Can’t Stop The Youths
AA: Charlie P – That Is Life (rmx)
Produced by Dreadsquad (Modern Time Riddim), artwork by Kasia Wilk.

Modern Time Riddim is a mid tempo dancehall/ raggamuffin riddim reminding the best dancehall era – the 90s. It’s a tribute to one of the most influential producers Gussie Clarke, whose style had a big impact on music taste of Marek Bogdanski – the man behind Dreadsquad. Minor chords, heavy Yamaha CS-01 bass line, drum machines, orchestral hits – you name it – we have it!

buy the single HERE and check the whole selection on our BANDCAMP

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SF027 – 12″ / Early Reggae / Skinheads Reggae / Ska
xRob Black – Grand Shelf Reggay (LP)

Long awaited album of Polish producer xRob Black. 10 early reggae scorchers you’ve never heard before. Limited run of 200 copies with hand made screen printed artwork designed and made by Marek Bogdanski / Dreadsquad, mastered by Adam Faz @ Naumetic Studio. Strictly collectors item.

Buy limited edition with screen printed cover from picture below HERE or with plain cardboard cover HERE

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SF028 – 7″ / Raggamuffin / Digital / Dub

A: Subactive feat. Jah Screechy – Nah Vote Fi Dem
B: Subactive – Nah dub fi dem

New release from French producers Subactive featuring legendary Jah Screechy. Strictly limited run (200 copies) of 7″ with hand made, screen printed artwork. Designed by Subactive, printed by Marek Bogdanski / Dreadsquad
Strictly collectors item.

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Buy limited, collector edition, with hand made screen printed cover HERE or few bucks cheaper 7″ in plain paper sleeve HERE