On the TV was playing the World Cup Final in South Africa, but the sound was off. That was the day that the recording sessions of Dub Inna Week started: to compose and record a dub album in a week. Lots of smoke, some beers, occasional glasses of wine and whisky. Some people would come, some would leave. Ideas would come naturally and effortlessly. As we stopped for dinner new ideas were already coming to our heads. More people came, bringing a wine bottle, others came armed with their dub poison (EFX, delays and instruments), others came with nothing but their inspiration. Lyrics were being written everywhere as the riddims were being made. From a simple bass lick a thousand ideas would sprung almost immediately. Relaxed environment. All this happened at the Abyssinia Studios 03, the home studio of The Grasspoppers: 1 laptop, guitar, bass, percussions, 1 condenser mic and 2 midi controllers. We would wake up thinking about dub and fall asleep thinking about dub. The heads were full of echo, reverb, skankings, riddims and basslines. When a sketch turned into a song we would smile and dance. Dub was the order of the day. On the last day we celebrated: 9 songs were composed and recorded in a week. The dubmasters: Milton Gulli (Cacique´97, Cool Hipnoise, Philharmonic Weed), Marisa Gulli (Cacique´97, Philharmonic Weed, Faith Gospel Choir), Renato Almeida (Kussondulola, Jammin, Mercado Negro), Natty Fred (Dread Natta, Riddim Culture), Prince Wadada, Zé Lencastre (Cacique´97, The Most Wanted), Vinicius Magalhães (Cacique´97, Farra Fanfarra) and directly from Angola, the MC Faradai, who thanks to the wonders of the internet was able to record a rhyme on time for this record. No pressure, no music biz bullshit, just the pleasure of making music! Lets make some holy ghost crazy noize!!!!!!!!! Dubwise!!!
released September 17, 2010
All songs recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by The Grasspoppers @ Abyssinia 03 Studios.
All drum programming by The Grasspoppers except Buenos Aires Dub and Cool Down Brother programmed by Natty Fred.
Horn Arrangements by The Grasspoppers.