15 Aug

SF035 – Dreadsquad & V.A. – Indian Gyal Riddim

Artist: Dreadsquad & V.A.
Title: Indian Gyal Riddim
Format: Digital Download
Genre: Dancehall, Bhangra
Label: Superfly Studio
Cat.No: SF035
Release date: 09.06.17
Artwork: Marek Bogdański
Model: Sakshi Kakkar
Mixed & Mastered @ Superfly Studio
Tumbi: Kush Arora

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

23 Mar

SF032 – Dreadsquad & Blackout JA – World Destruction LP

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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

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

 

13 Oct

SF026 – Dreadsquad & V.A. – Modern Time Riddim

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Brand new release from Dreadsquad called “Modern Time Riddim” is a one-riddim album containing 11 songs recorded all over the world by various artists such as Million Stylez (Sweden), Mr Williamz (UK), Blackout JA (Jamaica / UK), Charlie P (UK) Taiwan MC (France), Marky Lyrical (Canada), Thai Stylee (Austria), Kacezet (Poland), S’kaya (France), Ruffneck (Austria), Robbie Rule (Jamaica) and Dr Ring Ring (Germany) who first introduced the riddim on his “Dig It All” album with Dreadsquad, in his song named with the same title.

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!

Album is exclusively available on our Bandcamp. Official iTunes release is on October 23rd.

Artist: Dreadsquad & V.A.
Title: Modern Time Riddim
Format: Digital Download
Genre: digital reggae, raggamuffin
Label: Superfly Studio
Cat.No: SF026
Release date: 23.10.15
Artwork : Kasia Wilk

track list:

Blackout JA – Never give in
Charlie P – That is life
Taiwan MC – Tell dem
Dr Ring Ding – Modern Time
Marky Lyrical – Life a mi teacher
Kacezet – Programy
S’kaya – Walk like a gangsta
Ruffneck – Under pressure
Robbie Rule – Nuh trouble we
Dreadsquad – Modern Time Riddim (Version)

*Thai Stylee – Badmind fi stop / recorded @Chrizondamic Studio

21 Apr

SF025 – Dreadsquad feat. Kojo Neatness – Boom Sound (Remixes)

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Artist: Dreadsquad feat. Kojo Neatness
Title: Boom Sound (REMIXED)
Format: Digital Download / 12″ vinyl
Genre: reggae / dub / garage / jungle / drum n bass / dubstep / ghetto funk
Label: Superfly Studio
Cat.No: SF025
Release date: 10.04.15
Artwork & Video: Marek Bogdanski