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Alpha & Omega feat. Paul Fox – Freedom Fighters (Ojah Remix)

by | Jun 3, 2018 | Artist, Reviews

Alpha & Omega feat. Paul Fox - Freedom Fighters (Ojah Remix)
Ojah - Freedom Dubplate

Release Info

Alpha & Omega feat. Paul Fox – Freedom Fighters (Ojah Remix)

Label:  Alchemy Dubs | Format:  7″ vinyl single | Street date: June 1, 2018 | Website label

Tracks

Side A

  • Alpha & Omega feat. Paul Fox – Freedom Fighters (Ojah Remix)

Side B

  • Ojah – Freedom Dubplate

The saying ‘quality above quantity’ definitely goes for the releases of London-based Alchemy Dubs, a record label specialised in dub music. Since their first release in 2015 (the 12″ single “Wisdom”) they’ve put out one more 12″ and four 7″ singles. And now the label and its producer – and one of the label’s founders – Oscar Pablos aka Ojah come up with their fifth 7″ single release, the follow-up to the label’s first vocal offering, Ojah feat. Hada Guldris’ “Life Is Better When You Smile”.

For this brand new single, Ojah has expertly remixed and dubbed the classic vocal track “Freedom Fighters” from Alpha & Omega, which appeared on the British Roots Dub duo’s third album “Overstanding”, originally released in 1991. Originally voiced by Nishka, the vocals featured on this remix version were recorded by Paul Fox at a later stage. Some of the original stems have also been used here and others have been re-recorded and reprogrammed.

Producer and singer Paul Fox has been creating roots, reggae and dub since the early 1980s. He released his first 12″ single, “Writing On The Wall”, in 1992 and has since appeared on over 50 recordings. Paul Fox has worked with many artists and producers including Nick Manasseh, Robert Tribulation, Michael Rose, Rod Taylor, Fullness, Dubheart, Alpha and Omega, Jonah Dan and Unlisted Fanatic.

Due to its crisp mix, the intoxicating riddim instantly appeals to the listener’s ears. Combined with the flawless vocal delivery of Paul Fox it makes this remixed version of “Freedom Fighters” a winner. The B side features a dub version. Out of the different dub mixes that were created, the awesome sounding dubplate mix called “Freedom Dubplate” has been rightfully chosen to grace the flipside.

The single is released as a limited edition of 600 copies, hand-stamped and hand-numbered, served in a thick custom reversed kraftliner sleeve with inner black disco sleeve.

Freedom Fighters – Lyrics :

The whole world is mad
The whole wild world has gone crazy
The whole world is mad
And I’m the only sane person
Freedom fighters, freedom fighters
They are not understood
Freedom fighters, freedom fighters
They can not be understood
The whole world is mad
And they just don’t understand
The whole world is mad
And they just don’t understand
They killed off all my friends
Malcolm, Marcus Garvey and Martin Luther
The rest is too much to mention
And the whole world is mad

 

Free freedom fighters
Free freedom fighters
The whole world is mad
And they just don’t understand
Yeah The whole world’s gone crazy
They lie, shoot, kill and maim
And tell them that they’re all gone insane
Claiming that they should be locked away
Just because they call for human rights
The whole world has gone mad
And they just don’t seem to understand
The whole world is mad
And they just don’t seem to understand
Crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy
The whole wide world
The whole wild world has gone crazy

Sounds

Review

95%

Conclusion Another worthwhile release from the Alchemy Dubs label.

95%

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