Wah Wah 45s are proud to present the first single to be taken from the hugely anticipated new album from arguably the UK’s finest dub and reggae outfit, Resonators.
After a four year hiatus – mostly spent tirelessly performing headline shows and festivals across the UK and Europe, as well as recording a plethora of new music – this almost peerless Brighton-based collective are ready to showcase their new material to an eager public.
Always thinking outside of the box, Healer started life as a psych rock tune, but somehow transformed into a beautiful piece of reggae music, whilst still retaining much of the original feel. It’s a song about young love and the resurgence of a friendship in adult life. The Healer character shows us that no matter how tough the present can be, we can always look to old friends for strength – the bonds of youth can last forever. Filled with gorgeous close harmonies, the original vocal version is a life-affirming slice of sultry summertime music, but for those who like their dub there’s always the deeper, effect-heavy version on the flip!
Healer will be released digitally, and on very limited hand-stamped 7” vinyl (signed by the whole band) on June 3rd. The new album, Imaginary People, is due to drop in September.
“This is a very special record and i love the dub mix too. Radio play assured.” David Rodigan MBE
“I always rate the Resonators top! Nice to hear something new from their already classic catalog!” Center, Push the Fader (United States)
“This is the official sound of summer. Love it!” Chill Radio (United Kingdom)
“Yes!!“ Chris Knight, ASTROJAZZ (UK)
“I like the dub a lot!!!“ Mark Milz, Further in Fusion @ Radio Corax 95.9 (Germany)
“Sore head after a night on the town? Stick this on. It is the cure. It WILL heal. Certified by the top professors in the Dub industry.” Baz Hickey, www.45live.net/baz-hickey (Ireland)
“Been waiting for this banger, dub banger to boot – Pow” Pete, On The Corner/MIMS/ukvibe (United Kingdom)
“A very solid return.” DJ JImmy_Mac, The Switch Up Show TNGC Radio (Australia)
“Wicked jam!” Georgios Paroglou (Greece)
“Lovin the dub rub.” Nigel Ridgeway, Ground Lift Media / Altered Tapes (United States)
“I prefer the dub, it´s phantastic!” Don Rogall, Dj / The Hoochie Koo / We Are.. Radio / Bassy Club resident / Electric Sideshow(Germany)
“Nice Reggae Vibe – I like the Dub Version!” Stefan Guther, Radio Funkhaus Europa (Germany)
“The spirit of Matumbi & Steel Pulse lives on! Love it …” Chris Greenwood, MI SOUL, SOAS RADIO, BEDROOM BAR, SMS (United Kingdom)
“Really whetted my appetite. I can’t believe its been nearly 4 years since their last album dropped. it was the first album I featured on my solo show on Stomp. Love this.” Andy Sharp, Stomp Radio (UK)
“Groovy. Could do with a 12″ cut!!” Andrew McIntosh, Movimientos / Flamingods (United Kingdom)
“What else was I ever going to say than, killa!
Top work Resonators.
Cheers, Wah Wah x” Mickey Duke, 1 Brighton FM (United Kingdom)
“Soooo chill.” Sam Allen, Stellar Inflight (Australia)
“Healer Dub for me.” Andrew Haig, The Shizzle BAY FM 99.9 (Australia)
“Music rules.” Tom MF Whalley, Hero (Afghanistan)
“Nice one, thanks.” Robert Lochmann, Radio producer at Radio X, freelance DJ (Germany)
“What a wonderful song, lovely!” Renegades Of Jazz, Agogo Records // Mojo Club (Germany)
“Nice.” Tobi Kirsch, Faze, HipHopVinyl, MINT, 030 (Germany)
“Great to hear some new works from these guys. Love the progressive yet classic tone.” Leo Mallon, Jaheire (Ireland)
“Good to have them back!” DJ Gilla, First Word Records
“As always smooth stuff from Resonators. Love the dub which will be getting some hammer this weekend!” David Kerslake, Pureflava Radio (United Kingdom)
“Classic sound, looking forward to hearing the full thing.” Phil Stockton, KPSU Radio Portland (US)
“Classy dub stuff, will support.” Josef Sedlon, Radio 1 Prague (Czech Republic)
“Easssssyyyy” Andrej, ByteFM (Germany)
“Fits perfectly into this month’s show. Cheers” Dan Wesker, Detektor FM (Germany)
“Rythmically reggae yet the melody and the vocals are in another world which creates an interesting dynamic.” John Warr, AfroBase. TotallyRadio.com (United Kingdom)
“This is excellent stuff, love it!”Simon Duck, GEE Media/Bam Bam Sound (United Kingdom)
“Gorgeous close harmonies.” Amrisha Prashar, Radar Radio (United Kingdom)
Rodigan’s Scorchers, BBC Radio 1Xtra
Toddla T, BBC Radio 1
Aly Gillani, Bandcamp Weekly
DJ Shepdog, NICE UP! Podcast
Andy Sharp, Stomp Radio
Nicholas Gray, The Gray Area Show
Dan Wesker, Detektor FM, Germany
Stefan Guther, Beat The Night / Funkhaus Europa, Germany
Kevin Moore, Riddim Sessions, Black Country Radio
Sven Thomschke, Limbo Rhythm, Radio Z, Germany
Le Mellotron, France