You’re going to hear us talking a lot about this 8-piece reggae-dub group out of London, England with Gentleman’s Dub Club. They just signed with Easy Star Records and their new album The Big Smoke drops Nov. 13th. We’re premiering their song “One Night Only” ft. Natty as a FREE download this week…
You can download the new Gentleman’s Dub Club track “One Night Only” (featuring Natty) for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.
Gentleman’s Dub Club – “One Night Only” (featuring Natty) – Download HERE
“One Night Only” Background:
The UK seems to be pumping out some solid music with a new wave of reggae bands coming up with a demanding presence. Gentleman’s Dub Club is one of those bands and boasting an 8-piece line-up, there’s a lot of depth to this outfit. Their new album The Big Smoke is the groups second full length album that drops Nov. 13th, 2015 and their first with Easy Star Records.
The album was recorded late 2014 between two studios, including Prince Fatty’s Brighton studio as well as Evergreen Studio in Hackney Wick. The album includes 12 total tracks of pure reggae-dub and one of the stand-out guest appearances is another great UK artist in NATTY on this weeks Leak with “One Night Only.”
Natty, known for his hit single “Bedroom Eyes”, he brings a relaxed and smooth vocal delivery to a bass-heavy, percussion-friendly reggae track.
We reached out to Natty about the song and he told us: “I knew them from the touring scene and they just asked me to feature on their album. As soon as I heard the backing track, it was easy for the song to just write itself. Was a pleasure working with GDC. Effortless vibes, good live band as well. Enjoyed performing the track with them.”
Gentleman’s Dub Club bassist & producer, Toby Davies best breaks it down by saying: “‘Bedroom Eyes’ author and vibes and pressure general Natty combines with Steppas powerhouse Gentleman’s Dub Club, rolling out a sweet and heavy roots collaboration, ‘One Night Only’. Laced with GDC’s signature brand of high energy dub and Natty’s vocal mysticism and lyrical mastery, ‘One Night Only’ packs the sort of punch that whips any brand of dance into a heads down skankout. Inspiration!”
In addition to Natty’s guest appearance, the album has another guest spot by tenor sax Josh Arcoleo on the track “Nocturnal.” Arcoleo is best known for his work with the legendary Pee Wee Ellis, among others.
Working with producer Prince Fatty, the group utilized instruments and gear dating back to the 60’s and 70’s to create their authentic roots reggae and dub sound that embodies The Big Smoke. You can pick up their new album on iTunes by clicking HERE! The album is available for physical purchase by clicking HERE!
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Gentleman’s Dub Club Background:
Based out of London, England, Gentleman’s Dub Club is an 8-piece reggae dub group that’s been around since 2006. In 2012 they dropped two separate EPs with Members Only and Open Your Eyes that included the song “High Grade” that ended up being a fan favorite. In 2013, the group released their first studio album FOURtyFOUR that included 13 total songs with 2-live tracks.
Performing live, the 8-piece outfit is said to bring a full sound to their live set with members:
Luke Allwood (Keyboards)
Toby Davies (Keyboards, Bass, Vocals)
Harry Devenish (Sound)
Tommy Evans (Drums)
Kieren Gallagher (Saxophone)
Nial Lavelle (Percussion)
Matt Roberts (Trumpet)
Johnny Scratchley (Vocals)
Nick Tyson (Guitar)
They’re shared the stage with The Wailers, Enter Shikari, Clean Bandit, Sam Smith and DJ Fresh among others. They’re on tour in the UK this fall but we hope to see them make their U.S. debut. With a new album and Easy Star Records behind them, we’re betting it happens sooner rather than later.
Huge thanks again to Gentleman’s Dub Club, Easy Star Records & Natty for allowing us to share “One Night Only” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
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