The Roosterz – I Got You

by Apr 22, 2024Mini-Review, Reviews

The Roosterz - I Got You

Release Info

Label
Aggrobeat Records
Format
7″ Single
Street date
April, 2024
Contact
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Tracklist
A Side – I Got You
B-Side – I Dub You (Version)
Hailing from the Netherlands, The Roosterz are a band carving their own niche in the world of ska, reggae, and rocksteady. Their sound, which they affectionately term “Soulska,” blends authentic influences with a modern twist. Following the well-received debut album Rougher Than Rough in 2011, and a few singles amidst lineup changes, their latest single I Got You serves as a bridge to a forthcoming album.

The track takes listeners on a captivating journey back in time, with its infectious retro vibe evoking the legendary Treasure Isle studios of Jamaica. Lush background vocals complement a catchy riddim, while the sultry lead singer delivers a captivatingly sensual performance. The understated yet soulful horn section adds a final flourish, taking center stage for a triumphant finale. This is undeniably a song that demands repeat listens.

Adding the cherry on top, the single boasts a dub version on the B-side that stands toe-to-toe with its vocal counterpart. The dub rendition seamlessly maintains the original’s atmosphere by weaving in snippets of vocals and employing sound effects judiciously.

The mixing was done by the highly respected multi-instrumentalist and producer Uta Maruanaya. Maruanaya’s expertise extends beyond this production, as he is also recognized for his contributions to Roots Unity Records and his work with the band The Higher Notes.
The Roosterz’s I Got You is a highly recommended single that promises exciting things to come from this talented group.

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