RESONATORS / PAPA DADDIO

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Brought together from Brighton’s diverse and thriving arts scene and a love of the hypnotic, spontaneous and psychedelic sounds of dub, Resonators is a band blurring genre boundaries and carving their own niche within the ever- evolving sounds of dub-reggae.

Deliciously Sweet Vocal Tones

2016 saw them release their third album, Imaginary People, described by rootsreggaereview.com as “nine tracks of beautifully crafted, exquisite roots reggae”. Papa Daddio – the third single to be drawn from that album, sees Kassia Zermon, one of the band’s two uniquely talented front-women, take on lead vocal duties. It’s a bittersweet tale of the stresses and strains of the parent-child relationship where ominous, dark dub elements contrast perfectly with Kassia’s deliciously sweet vocal tones.

Drawing on the collective input of its nine members, the band create a sound atypical of the reggae scene. Ranging from the haunting and melancholy, to soulful lovers-rock style and a leaning towards the deep and heavy, Resonators’ music is influenced in equal parts by UK sound system culture, classic roots reggae and a diverse musical background.

The past decade has seen the band play legendary venues, including the Brixton Academy and Brighton Dome, and major festivals across the UK and Europe like Glastonbury, Dour and Outlook as well as supporting a vast array of acts – Jimmy Cliff, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Lee Scratch Perry and Horace Andy to name a few.

Resonators have received continued radio support across their three album releases with airplay on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, 6Music and a live session on Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’.

“…a return to dub music of rare subtlety and imagination… the UK reggae act to watch.”
John Masouri, Echoes Magazine
“…elements are truly beautiful and haunting…truly original…most refreshing.”
David Rodigan

Reactions

“Much appreciated. I love this track!” John Masouri, Echoes Magazine (United Kingdom)

“Beautiful track, amazing voice, a future modern UK reggae classic for sure!” Chris Greenwood aka Madera Verde, Mi Soul / Soas Radio / Bedroom bar / SMS (United Kingdom)

“Oh my days, love it! Will support club and radio wah – 20/10” Ray Keith, Kiss / Origin/ Radar / dreadrecordings.com

“Resonators never fail to impress. Lovely production on this. great work!” John Hendicott, Chai Wallahs, OneTaste

“Loveee it” Shahlaa Tahira, Reprezent Radio (United Kingdom)

 

 

“Cool single!” DJ RootBwoy, Zona Reggae (Romania)

“De la soul du reggae, un univers qui nous reconnecte à horace andy big up from “republik kalakutA”” Baehler, “Republik Kalakuta”, Radio Television Suisse Romande

“Love this – perfectly crafted” Mr Benn, Bristol – Various / Square One Sound / Leisure Recordings

“Grrrrrreat! Props old school early eighties roots reggae lovers rock… I grew up on it” DJ Hype realplayaz.co.uk

“Nice” Ed Solo, Brighton (United Kingdom)

“Nice like rice!” Sam Ward Bristol (United Kingdom)

“Just LOVE this song! Lovers Rock with all the great elements – a snappy, tight beat, a gorgeous feminine voice, and catchy sing along lyrics!” Dr. StrangeDub, KFAI-FM / Minneapolis (United States)

“Authentic sounding roots reggae influenced lovers rock one drop vibes in effect” DJ Snuff, Universal Magnetic Bboy – London

“One love!!!” Global Riddims, Brussels

“Incredible and so very beautiful.” Chris DJ DAPPER DAN Brown, Skanking Delights / Forest FM

“Great Roots Reggae Soul Music !! Whaouh, Large Up” AlexDub, Poitiers

“Sweet tune!” BunZer0, SUB FM

“Sweet tune” Heectorselector, in2beats 106.5 (United Kingdom)

“Nice tune.” Brad, thenextmen.com

“Perfect” Venum Sound, Ram Jam / 1brightonfm / venumsounds.com

“Heavyyyyyyy, thanks” J.Robinson, Tribe12 / WhoDemSound/ TheMostHigh Records

“Really love all the Resonatoors music, thanks!” Nathan Hoyle

“Nice & eazy, soulful voice with funky reggae riddim, nice job :))” Pier (Ljubljana Slovenia)

“Wicked sweet voice” Cheeka, Party Time (France)

“Nice” Serum, V Recordings / Dread / Grid (United Kingdom)

“Lovely vocals on this, soulful & rootsy at the same time. Keen to hear the rest of the album” Jim Syte, Sub FM/OpenEarz Recordings/MindStep

“Nice single, perfect for radio time :)” DJ Mellow, Low Up (Belgium)

“Sweet vibes like Holly Cooke nice!” Walt, Sweetpotato Soundsystem / Subdub Leeds (United Kingdom)

“Tight production and nice swagger to this one reminiscent vibes of studio one” Rhys Adams, Yesking (United Kingdom)

“very very nice tempo, lovely track” Ahmet Gune, Açık Radyo

“I will play and chart” Doogie, dubiks.wordpress.com

“biutiful” Daferwa, Mash It UP! / Global Player (Cologne) / WDR Funkhaus Europa Radio (Germany)

“Feeling this, nice to hear some raw live music!” Jack Corfield, Fat Stash (Bristol, United Kingdom)

“Love this…” Greg, antidotesoundsystem.co.uk (Ireland)

“niceness!” Vibration Lab (London, United Kingdom)

“Very nice. Will sound huge on a big system.” Dom Search (The Nextmen)

“Wicked band” Daddy Vad

“LOVELY OLD SCHOOL VIBES” tony thorpe, / studio rockers records

“BADBIGTUUUNE!!!” Ruben Da Silva, SilvaDubZ

“Awesome Papa Daddio” Chong x, Prague / radio 1 (Czech Republic)

“Nice” Frisk, djfrisk.co.uk (United Kingdom)