We're samples lovers. That's clear at this point, right? Whilst we're still busy finalising the tracklist for our first LP titled 'Ride The Samples' in which we re-visit famously sampled soul classics in reggae style, we thought it'd be only fair to follow up the success of our first extract from the album 'After Laughter Comes Tears' with another Wu-Tang classic sample reggae version. This time it's the turn of 'As Long As I've Got You' by The Charmels.
As many of you might already know, the Wu-Tang Clan sampled this 1967 single for their famous 'C.R.E.A.M. Method Man's famous hook has since then become a slang term for 'money' and every hip hop fan anywhere in the world knows it by heart.
Our reggae take is a tribute to this fantastic original soul single, written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter and released on Vault in 1967. Produced by Matia 'Ambassa' Gobbo, the track features the soulful voice of Nichola Richards, who re-interprets it beautifully, perfectly bridging the gap between two genres that are incredibly closely related.
For this track we decided to press a very limited batch of white, hand signed 7'' vinyls. The graphics - as much as the title of the dub version on the b-side 'D.R.E.A.M. (Dub Rules Everything Around Me) - is also a tribute to the Wu-Tang's track, as seen by the eyes, pens and colours of Wakeditown's art director Fabrizio Festa.