Inspired by the meditative quality and universal appeal of Jamaican roots music the band radiate a playful and unified stage presence. The two lead singers Kassia Zermon and Faye Houston wipe away the notion of the big-ego front man whilst Darren JamTone provides live dub effects, and the balance is set.
Following its release in 2010, Resonatorsʼ eponymous debut album gained worldwide and national radio support on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and Kiss FM from the likes of Mark Lamarr, David Rodigan and Craig Charles. The last couple of years have seen the band play at legendary venues including Brixton Academy, Koko, The Jazz Cafe and at top UK and European festivals including Glastonbury, Green Man, Southern Soul and Outlook Croatia.
To date, they have shared stages with Horace Andy, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Mad Professor and The Skatalites amongst many others. Their second album, and first for Wah Wah 45s, The Constant, was released late in 2012. It fused direct and healing messages about today’s world with progressive roots-inspired dub and a deep soulful sound, and was described by David Rodigan MBE as ‘British Reggae at its best.ʼ
Over twelve months later, and as the band put the finishing touches to their eagerly anticipated third album (due early 2015) we celebrate this unique and joyous outfit’s music with the release of a digital only Deluxe Edition of The Constant. As well as containing the original long-player in all its glory, this very special release brings the long awaited bonus dubs and a couple of very tasty remixes courtesy of some of their production friends and family, including our very own Richie Phoe, jazz head Emanative and bass player George Berrills.
“Resonators The Constant album was one of my favourite albums of the last 18 months. It has deep bass vibrations, sweet soaring vocals and dub echoes to mess with your mind. As a live outfit they can rightly claim the crown of the finest dub reggae band in the UK, we saw this to full effect on our Bohemian Woods stage last year and look forward to another dose in July at Rhythmtree. If you have already got a copy of The Constant the dubs and remixes come recommend and if you haven’t…why not? Get with this amazingly balanced, soulful and uplifting album. It’s deep, it’s heavy, it’s lyrically strong and you’ve just gotta get the nod on for it.” Tom Headfunk (Isle Of Wight, UK) http://www.headfunk.info/reson
“Dope! One of my fave dub/reggae albums in past couple years and nice to have the dubwise versions. The emanative mix is my pick here, playing tonite!” Jason Pulaski (KUCI FM, USA) “Vipers is the one for me off this!” Diesler (Buried Treasure / The Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK)
“Absolutely loving this album…Top sounds!” Tom Satamann (Real Roots, London, UK)
“Full score – this package is really DELUXE! Absolutely superb!” Sven Thomschke / ‘Dr.Best’ www.radio-z.net (Germany)
“Like the Richie Phoe and Emanative mixes. Thanks for sending!” DJ Gilla (First Word / Soundwave, UK)
“Incredible style!” We need this stuff now!” Cesare Cera (IRMA, Black Mighty Wax, Italy)
“Superb! The re-issue builds on what was a solid album and easily makes it one of/ if not the best reggae album in the last 20 years.” Pimpernel Jones (Herma Puma, First Word, UK)
“Liking the reggae and dub vibes, perfect timing for the sunshine. Played some tracks from this on Sunday morning Try Again Dub, Vipers(Emanative Remix) and B.A.S.I.C (Richard Phoe Remix) all sounding good, will keep playing them.” Mike Shea (Kane FM)
“Really worthy remixes and dubs for this already great album !” Markus Milz (Further In Fusion, Germany)
“I’m not really an expert on dub but its a great album the remix by Emanative is sublime and it will get rinsed (for want of a better word) on my show (albums a 4 out 5 and the emanative mix is a 5)” DJ Andy Sharp (UK)
“I dig the contemporary dub feel of it, while at the same time it looks over its shoulder at the past. A real head nodder from start to end and I really like how the vocals flow in and out. Highlights for me are, Basic (Richie Phoe Remix), Dub Soldier and Star in My Sky but all in all really like it!” DJ Mr Lob (Switzerland)
- Jason Pulaski, KUCI 88.9FM (USA)
- Mans Stromberg, Radio Helsinki (Finland)
- The Emancipation Show, www.td1radio.com (UK)