Following on from their debut “Sweet Love Affair” that caused a huge rumpus in the world of reggae and beyond, with DJs as diverse as David Rodigan and Mark Lamarr singing its praises, Brighton dub and lovers outfit Resonators return with their second massive single, “Gold Getter”.
Produced by the legendary Nick Mannaseh, the new single “Gold Getter” is slightly darker, but just as feet friendly as it’s predecessor, and with a special 7-inch edit of the album cut “Mandrake”, it’s another enormous package from this hotly tipped outfit.
As one of the most exciting live dub bands the UK has to offer, Resonators take in all the influences of the original Jamaican sounds and rhythms, and bring it forward into the here and now. Fronted by two soulful and innovative female vocalists, this 8-piece troupe generate a sound which is equally strong and sweet, conscious and fun.
Resonators musicians have played support to acclaimed reggae artists including The Wailers, Horace Andy, Lee Perry and Derrick Morgan to name a few. They have collaborated live shows with Roots Garden, the UK’s longest running reggae night, and have gained a strong following across the national festival and live circuit with their original positive sounds.
Catch Resonators live this spring / summer:
20/05 Concorde, Brighton
27/05 Shoreham Festival, Shoreham
28/05 Concorde 2, Brighton
03/06 The Golden Lion, Bristol
04/06 Sunrise Festival, Somerset
01-04/09 Outlook Festival, Croatia
REACTIONS! (Please leave your comments below too, we love to hear what you think about our records!)
“Takes me back to the 80’s when reggae was my world, head full of dreads, playing congas, smoking blunts….liking Mandrake best, radio spins for sure!” Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz, Devon)
“Fantastic sound. Will play it on our “we are” radio show, 88.4 fm Berlin, and i will suggest it for the rotation.” Rogall (Perfect Toy/Sonar Kollektiv, Berlin)
“Very very nice indeed. Vocals and music in place and tight and the vibe is strong and proud. Lovely stuff!” Fergus Murphy (Lights Down Low, RBMA, Bitchslapmag.com, Denmark)
“Both top bits of reggae. Bring on the summer sessions!” Pimpernel Jones (Herma Puma, First Word, UK)
“Loving the new Resonators – which is no surprise ’cause I loved the earlier Sweet Love single too and have almost worn it out! Can’t get enough of Kassia Zermon’s voice too. Looking forward to the full album. Paris Pompor (Sydney Morning Herald/Metro, 2SER 107.3, Eastside 89.7, Australia)
“I really dig “Mandrake” on this 7″, the bassline, melody and all, proper Studio One style – this one included in my new Wahoo! mix 128 on Samurai FM!” Vesa Yli-Pelkonen / Wahoo! DJs Helsinki
“Another beautiful piece of roots reggae with charming vocals. Resonators and Wah Wah 45s are becoming a good couple”. Santiago Tadeo Cervera (www.acidjazzhispano.com, Spain)
“Gold Getter is extremely massive !!! 5/5 !!!” Markus Milz (Further In Fusion, Germany)
“Gold Getter is ace; in my opinion the best Wah Wah45’s release so far, with wonderful and meaningful lyrics, finally a tune with a correct message and it’s been a while!!” DJ Georgios Paroglou (Greece)
“Two top tunes. Wicked drumming on Mandrake!” Phil Jones (Jazz Radio, Poland)
“Thank you very much …Big tune! Been looking forward to playing this after the preview on band camp. Big up! DJ Toon (Australia)
If Music… Record of the Day! 21/05/11
Radio play from Josef Sedlon (Radio 1, Cz), Jason Pulaski (Kuci 88.9fm USA), Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz Radio, Phonic FM), Russ Jones (HGT Radio) & Markus Milz (Further In Fusion)