SUD SOUND SYSTEM X THE GERMAICANS – TU MI DAI (SINGLE)

THE GERMAICANS studio band teams up with Italian Godfathers of Dancehall Reggae SUD SOUND SYSTEM for their single “Tu mi dai”. The track voiced over the ever fresh “Saxoniaan Beat” is testament to the Salento trio’s love for Marihuana.

At the same time it is the upfront single for the compilation “Germaica Weed Anthems” which features thematical recordings from 20 years of label history. “Germaica Weed Anthems” will  be released on Jul17 2020.

Stream & dl Sud Sound System x The Germaicans – Tu mi dai

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Title: Tu mi dai
Artistes: Sud Sound System x The Germaicans
Producer: Leander “Pionear” Topp
Mix: Roman Sadowski, Tom Hype
Master: Sascha “Busy” Bühren
Format: Single
Label: Germaica Digital
Distr.: The Orchard
Release: Jul03 2020

RAS LUTA – LEPSZE DNI (ALBUM)

Stream & dl 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 & dl 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

V.A. – ALPINE ROCK RIDDIM (EP)

The Klagenfurt based label GERMAICA AUSTRIA is back with yet another release, the somewhat unusual ‘Alpine Rock’ Riddim! Like an avalanche from the top of the Austrian Alps into the valley, the heavy Roots-Rock-Riddim rolls downhill. It features well established as well as promosing newcomers of the genre, namely CHUCK FENDA, ZAGGA, DARRIO & NUNI, LAVISH and KENNY SMYTH!

The ‘Alpine Rock’ Riddim selection is available from September 20 2019 on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and all other digital outlets.

V.A. – Alpine Rock Riddim (Germaica Austria 2019) on Spotify

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Title: Alpine Rock Riddim
Artiste: Various
Producer: Tom Hype / Markus Wutte
Mix: Tom Hype
Guitars & Master: Markus Wutte
Drums: Sam Gilly
Label: Germaica Austria (AT-BS6)
Distr.: The Orchard
Release: Sep20 2019

Link Up:
MW Sound

WE ARE CELEBRATING 20 YEARS GERMAICA – MESSER BANZANI ANTHOLOGY VOL. 1-6

Exactly 20 years ago on 09/09/1999 GERMAICA was founded. We like to take the opportunity to thank everybody involved, all colleagues, artistes and producers who contributed, all people who supported the label and all sounds, DJs and Selectors who played and pushed our releases.

To celebrate label style we decided to re-release the complete back catalogue of MESSER BANZANI – the pioneering Ska & Reggae band from East Germany and predecessor of GERMAICA. It was this band where cousins and then vocalists PIONEAR & TOM started producing riddims and evolved the idea of building a platform for fellow artistes like GENTLEMAN to make their first steps and to support SEEED soon after. In case u never know it was MESSER BANZANI – renamed THE FAR EAST BAND – serving as backing band for the “Journey to Jah” years of the Cologne SingJay.

The MESSER BANZANI ANTHOLOGY consists of all 5 studio albums of the band plus a sixth volume with remixes, edits and bonus tracks. Enjoy this authentic piece of German Reggae history for the first time available in digital format for streaming and download!

Stream & buy “Messer Banzani – Anthology Vol.1-6”

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Title: Anthology Vol.1-6
Artiste: Messer Banzani
Producer: Pionear & Tom
Release: Sep09 2019
Label: Germaica Digital
Distr.: The Orchard

V.A. – MESSER BANZANI POLSKA RIDDIM (EP)

“Messer Banzani” to nazwa pionierskiego zespołu grającego Reggae/Ska, powstałego w byłej NRD. Założony w 1989 roku w Lipsku przez Pioneara i jego kuzyna Toma zespół wydał pięć albumów, z których dwa zostały wydane również w Polsce w formie kaset, które wywarły trwałe wrażenie na polskich fanach gatunku.

W 2004 roku, aby uświetnić piętnastolecie istnienia zespołu, Pionear poprzez swój label “Germaican Records” postanowił wydać “Messer Banzani Riddim”. W selekcji ukazały się wersje takich Jamajskich artystów, jak Vybz Kartel, Sizzla, Gregory Isaacs, Capleton, Cobra i Admiral Tibett.

Kiedy Pionear i Silver Dread (L.S.M. Soundsystem, Lublin / TamTam Rec.) wyprodukowali pierwszą w historii, oficjalną Polską składankę Reggae / Dancehall pt. „Polski Ogień”, zawierającą już utwór „Sen De La Chica” nagrany przez Juniora Stressa i Tony’ego Juniora na interesującym nas tutaj podkładzie, Pionear postanowił powiększyć selekcję “Messer Banzani Riddim” o wersje polskich artystów, mianowicie Grubsona, Ras Luty i Lilu, Mioda i Grizzlee’ego, Cheeby i wokalistów Silesian Sound. Jak widać, na niemieckim riddimie nagrało się wielu topowych wykonawców naszej rodzimej sceny Reggae tamtego okresu, nagrania jednak nie ujżały dotąd światła dziennego, ginąc gdzieś na twardych dyskach w “Germaican Records”.

Teraz, trzydzieści lat po założeniu zespołu “Messer Banzani” i trzynaście lat po pamiętnej premierze Polskiego Ognia, ten skrawek niedawnej historii polskiej muzyki Reggae jest wreszcie dostępny dla szerokiej publiczności. Przyjemnego słuchania!

Pionear, w maju 2019 roku

Stream & buy V.A. – Messer Banzani Polska Riddim EP

Tytuł: Messer Banzani Polska Riddim EP
Artyści: Grubson, Ras Luta & Lilu, Junior Stress & Tony Junior, 
Miodu & Grizzlee,  Cheeba & Ill Inspecta, Silesian Sound
Label: Germaica Polska
Produkcja & Aranż: Pionear dla Topp Entertainment / Germaica Polska
Mastering: Roman Sadowski

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