Two 7″ Singles from Derajah & Joe Yorke

by Jun 25, 2023Mini-Review, Reviews

2 Singles Fruits Records

Release Info

Fruits Records
7″ Singles / DR
Street date
June 16, 2023
Website Record Label


Single 1

1. Derajah – Babylon A Quake
2. The 18th Parallel – Dub Quake

Single 2

1. Joe Yorke – End of The Day
2. The 18th Parallel – Dub of The Day

The highly regarded Fruits Records has released 2 brand new 7″ vinyl singles by very talented singers namely Derajah from Jamaica and Joe Yorke from England.

The captivating single Babylon A Quake is taken from Derajah’s forthcoming new album, set to release in October of 2023. The song serves as a union of Derajah’s recognizable powerful vocals and the riddim built by The 18th Parallel. The expert mixing of Westfinga gives the track a resonant power with Derajah’s evocative vocals illustrating the struggles of perseverance, while The 18th Parallel’s solid riddim builds a complex sound that transports listeners to reggae’s golden era infusing it with a fresh sound. As usual, the production quality of the single is of the highest standard. This single is so great that it raises the expectations for the upcoming album.

The song End Of The Day is a collaboration between Bristol-based singer Joe Yorke and Swiss reggae band The 18th Parallel. The track is written by Eeyun Delroy Purkins, a skilled storyteller from The Co-Operators, who recently released a highly acclaimed album with Joe Yorke titled A Distant Beat. This new single released by Fruits Records showcases the exceptional talents of both Yorke and The 18th Parallel, with Yorke’s soulful vocals and Purkins’ thought-provoking lyrics set against the band’s infectious grooves and impressive musicianship. The mixing by Westfinga is the cherry on top, making End Of The Day an utterly delightful musical experience. It’s a true gem that reggae fans won’t want to miss.

Derajah – Babylon A Quake

Joe Yorke – End of The Day


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