From Tube Dub Sounds Records and the guiding hand of Fredread comes this second album from Web Cam Hi-Fi. With guest vocals from, amongst others, El Fata, Trevor Junior, Kiko and Lyrical Benjie the album generates the feel of a musical collective rather than a reggae band. Adopting the tried and tested format of vocal track followed by dub version over the same rhythm , the album is very much in the classic tradition of reggae releases from the past, although the instrumentation and production values are highly contemporary. Based in south west France, and having toured extensively to French audiences and those further afield, the music of Web Cam Hi-Fi reflects the roots European reggae tradition of gentle and soothing sounds from a time before the assertive style of dancehall and the electronic bass-saturation sound of dubstep changed things forever. Musically, a track such as Oooh Noo (feat. El Fata) recalls the tradition of reggae great Gregory Isaacs while the sharp skanking guitar of Dub Garden hints at the characteristic sounds of roots of the Marley era, and Sweetest Sound (feat. Faye Houston) is melodic reggae at its best atop an interesting and lively rhythm. The album is issued as limited edition vinyl, with additional tracks on the digital download.
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