RAS LUTA – LEPSZE DNI (ALBUM)

Stream & digi: orcd.co/ras_luta_lepsze_dni
Order CD: raslutazamowienia@gmail.com

Ras Luta and Pionear started working together exactly 15 years ago in February 2005, when recording for Poland’s first ever Reggae & Dancehall compilation “Polski ogień”, released by Warner Music Polska the following year. Followed by productions for Luta’s band project “EastWest Rockers” and his first solo effort “Jeśli​ ​Słyszysz” the both coming full circle now with an entirely custom made album played by Pionear’s studio band The Germaicans. You might ask why a Reggae album now? Because it’s not so much about trends and number of streams, but rather about two stubborn musical friends paying tribute to “their” music!

The release’s lyrics shed light on observations and experiences made by Ras Luta when looking at his musical career and general life. Thus the overall impetus is that of a “grown up” classic Reggae album. The title track “Lepsze dni” , “Masz w sobie siłę ft. Junior Stress”, “Dom w chmurach” all are vivid testament to Luta’s love for Roots Reggae and prove his excellent songwriting. Still the album holds surprises, with trappy “Zimny kamień” and of course the niyahbinghi-r’n’b-power-ballad-hybrid “Szadrach, Meszach & Abednego” and it’s unique ‘spiritual’ feel. 

The previously released singles “Stop”, “Rozdarty” carrying more of a pop song structure. The third single “Mój ogień” and “Jak na początku” are both relicks of Jamaican classic riddims. In case you wondered if there is an “off” track you should definitely check out the Two-Tone-Ska stomper “Szarzy ludzie”. Finally “Prosty rim” is not only a hommage to the glorious 90s in Dancehall music but also the new single which heralds the album release on February 21st 2020!

To seal what will be probably the most important Polish Reggae release of the year mastering was provided by platinum certified Sascha “Busy” Bühren (Peter Fox, Seeed) from Berlin / Germany.

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Artiste: Ras Luta
Title: Lepsze dni
Format: Digital Album, CD
Label: Germaica Polska
Distr.: The Orchard

Produced & arranged by Pionear for Germaica Polska
Mastered by Sascha “Busy” Bühren for True Busyness Prod.

Played by The Germaicans:
Leander “Pionear” Topp: Bass, Drums, Guitars, Keys, Backing Vocals
Matthias Falkenau: Hammond, Clavinet, Keys
Johanna Järemo: Saxophones
Roman Sadowski: Mix, Sample, Add. Drums
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Links:
Ras Luta on facebook
Ras Luta on Instagram
Germaica on facebook
Germaica on Instagram

Management & Booking: Carol Concept Art, Karol Szabucki
fon: +48 609 741 728
email: karol.ccart@gmail.com

MAVADO – LIFE BLANKET (THE GERMAICANS REMIX)

The last Germaica release of the decade is as well the first official Mavado remix of a German producer to date. Furthering their remix catalogue The Germaicans studio band gave Mavado’s single “Life Blanket” a Reggae remix treatment, making the Gully Gad flow over a 90s inspired beat incorporating even mixes.

The result is Vado seeminlessly blending into the Reggae world. Beautiful keyboard lines compliment the hard working riddim section and saxophoniste Johanna Järemo’s licks put the icing on the cake leaving one with the wish for an entire Mavado Reggae album!

Stream Mavado – Life Blanket (The Germaicans Remix)
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Artiste: Mavado
Title: Life Blanket (The Germaicans Remix)
Produced & arr. by Pionear, Fabi Benz & Armzhouse
Mastered by Sascha “Busy” Bühren for True Busyness
Distr.: The Orchard
Distr. USA, UK, The Caribbean, Canada: 21st Hapilos 
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Links:
Mavado on Instagram
Fabi Benz on Instagram
Armzhouse Rec. on Instagram

XYCLONE – MONEY GIRLS THINGS (SINGLE)

Xyclone from Portmore / Jamaica, living in Baltimore / USA got his breakout song “Back Pocket Rag in 2012. DMV “Artist of the Year” 2016. His album “From the Basement to the Big Leagues”(2016) reached the No.1 spot on the Reggae Billboard Charts. He is a member of Spragga Benz’ “Red Square” camp. 

Robin Hype from Nuremberg / Germany is a multi genre DJ and selecter at Mangotree Sound. Producer since 2014 he won last year’s Juno Award for “Reggae Record of the Year”.

Fabi Benz is a Dancehall and Soca DJ from Stuttgart / Germany and co-producer at Germaica Digital since 2017.

Stream & Buy Xyclone – Money Girls Things (Single)
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Artiste: Xyclone
Title: Money Girls Things
Produced & arr. by Robin Hype & Fabi Benz
Mastered by Roman Sadowski
Distr.: The Orchard
Release: Nov15 2019
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Links:
Xyclone on Instagram
Robin Hype on Instagram
Fabi Benz on Instagram