New Zealand’s finest purveyors of rural rub-a-dub, Red Robin Records, are back again with another compelling discomix 45 – hot on the heels of their Outta Road 12”, which marked the label’s debut earlier this year.
Having sold the flock of sheep he reared over the New Zealand winter, Farmer Red Robin has raised enough funds to summon an impressive cast of veteran singers and deejays to ride two original riddims from his old mate Naram.
A1 sees the great Midnight Riders return with a thing called “Bobby was a Gangster” – a cautionary tale for all wannabe bad boys on a synth-heavy piece of rub-a-dub. On Part two the 85 Style veteran General Jah Mikey comes down gruff with a bubbling deejay cut called “Galang Selector“.
On the flip, the versatile General Jah Mikey surprisingly reappears as a singer for “Ravers Party“. His velvet tones contrast nicely against the growling bassline of another deadly Naram riddim. Ragamuffin Junior Cat then jacks it up for “Ram Dance Posse” – an unbroken flow of lyrics that few deejays on the planet today could test today.
Mastered to tape by Pole for maximum sonic niceness, this swag of six tunes won’t last long. So act fast to avoid disappointment.