So we did it. We managed to fly / drive the whole squad down to Italy, close to the Alps, to a region called Friuli, where I (Ambassa) and our dubmaster Paolo Baldini are originally from.
We spent 4 days working on 4 new tracks part of the first LP that we're going to release in September, called 'Ride Di Samples'.
After the well received first single, a cover of Wendy Rene's famously sampled soul classic 'After Laughter Comes Tears', we decided to go ahead with the project and complete a full album containing our take on 10 famously sampled soul classics. Nichola Richards is on the voice and Matia Ambassa Gobbo on the productions.
Paolo Baldini's studio (Alambic Conspiracy) has been our home for this italian trip, and great things came out of it. Paolo is - arguably - one of the top three European reggae producers and engineers/dubmaster at the moment, and working with him really brings our sound to life the way we want to. That's why we love him so much, and fly back here regularly to work together year after year.
Marco Mucig also came to help. Marco is an old friend of ours and an exeptional Director. He followed us around for a few days to document this project coming to life into a mini-documentary. Shot between Friuli and London, this short video will explain what Wakeditown's first release is all about.
Also we've got a bit of a spolier..
We're going to press another limited edition single on 7'' vinyl before the album!
It should be out within the next month and a half, and we can't wait to tell you what the chosen track will be! More to come, but first a very scary shot by Marco Mucig unofficially titled 'Don't mess with ma' crew' :D
Peace out from the Wakeditown crew