Bringing Us Together
Following on from the success of their first Wah Wah 45s EP and its subsequent remix project on Wah Wah 45s, South London Afro-dub warriors Soothsayers deliver the first offering from their forthcoming album, Tradition, to be released in June.
“Dis Cant be right, Dat can’t be right“ is the chorus response on new single, Dis & Dat. So, how long is this song you might wonder as in 2018 there seems to be so many things that sit at odds with each other that verses could go on for an eternity. However, Soothsayers list of issues is succinct – Dis & Dat is not a lesson in politics or socio-economics, but rather a song aimed at bringing us together and something we could all sing if No. 45 (we can’t say his name) ever dares to visit our shores, or at any event where a current Government minister is the main attraction.
Quotes from two Jamaican greats – “Sharpen the small axe, cut the big tree, the hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory“ – reignite hope in the power of human action and resistance via some uplifting big Afro grooves, Soothsayers style.
Remixes on this vibrant new singles come from erstwhile Fila Brazillia legend Steve Cobby who comes up with a trademark mid-tempo four-to-the-floor dub-infused stomper; while young gun and rising star, Ben Hauke, conjures up a foot friendly, percussive broken latin gem a la 4-Hero that’s already doing lots of business on the dance floor.
Dis & Dat is released on February 9th both digitally and on hand-stamped 12”, limited to just 100 copies, also featuring the SMBD Warrior Dub of Blinded Souls, on vinyl for the very first time.
Previous radio support comes from Tom Ravenscroft, Huey Morgan and Craig Charles on BBC 6Music, as well as David Rodigan and Jazzie B.
Soothsayers will be celebrating this release with a unique full live show at The Jazz Café in London on Friday February 9th, alongside sets from Ben Romans-Hopcraft (of Childhood fame) and Miles Wu-Lu, the twin sons of frontman Robin Hopcraft.
“Nice 1 guys, vinyl sounds ace !!!” – Simbad, UK
“Love” – Amrisha, Radar Radio, UK
“Lovin’ the Ben Hauke rework. Will support in the crate and on the air. LOVELY! ” – Bob Jones, Mi-Soul, UK
“Wonderful brit reggae feel with a sweet afro beat tinge…
delicate remix too … nice!” – Chris Greenwood, Bonanza Music, UK
“Big” – Michael Prestage, Numb UK
“Full Support, will put on rotation” – Maragakis, Subtone Records, US
“Really like some of the dubs and remixes” – Avi Del Mono, Radar Radio
“Hauke’s remix ticks all the boxes for me!” – Khillaudio, Belgium
“A wonderful first single of 2018 from the Soothsayers and a lovely range of mixes on offer..” – Steven Johns, Solar Radio, UK
“Very nice ep , Loving Hauke’s remix! lovely vibes!” – Ed, Deep South Sounds, USA
“Great EP remixes! I like the diversity of styles!!!” – Andrés, Spain
“Great stuff loving the vocals and all the percussion – digging the Ben Hauke remix too!” – Joe Newman, Brighton FM, UK
“The Ben Hauke remix is a true bomb!” – Matteo “Pzzo”” Chelini, Ritmo Radio Show, Italy
“Killer tracks” – Allan, Friendly PR, Demark
“Love the afro flavour and the groovy into Ben Hauke remix” – Andrea Mi, Controradio, Italy
“Great uplifting tune, love the production – can’t wait for the album. X” – Christopher Davies, Hoxton FM, UK
“Wow, hot single and mixes” – Robert Lochmann, Radio X, Germany
“Loving the Steve Cobby Remix” – Jon Brent, The Full Spectrum Radio Show, UK
“On POINT and SWEET!!!!!!!” – Gordon Wedderburn, GW Jazz, UK
“Nice great cross of afrobeat sounds” – Phil Gray, KPSU Radio, USA
“Sunny and uplifting vibes.” – Rolf Aeschimann, Open Broadcast, Switzerland
“Great range of mixes. Love the Steve Cobby mix will play this version on the radio but the hauke remix is the one i shall play out dancefloor winner. Lovely percussive builder. Works!” – DJ Expression, Whatshot Radio, UK
Dis & Dat (Radio Edit Dub) – Steve Barker, On The Wire, BBC Radio Lancashire
Dis & Dat (Radio Edit) – Mr Leenknecht, Chunks Of Funk Radio Show
Dis & Dat (Ben Hauke Remix) – Andy Sharp, No Pressure, Stomp Radio
Dis & Dat (Steve Cobby Remix) – David Bassin, FreeFall Radio
Dis & Dat (Ben Hauke Remix) – Playlisted on Further In Fusion, Radio Corax
Dis & Dat (Radio Edit Dub) – Charted on no. 9 on Latin Sunshine by Lego Edit, Juno
Dis & Dat (Ben Hauke Remix) – Charted on no. 14 on Latin Sunshine by Lego Edit, Juno
Dis & Dat – Rhythm Passport on Air, SOAS Radio