OBF presents Nazamba ft. Linval Thompson – The Hills

by May 11, 2019Mini-Review, Reviews

Release Info

OBF presents Nazamba ft. Linval Thompson – The Hills

Label: O.B.F. Records | Format: 12″ Vinyl-DR  | Street date: March, 2018

  1. The Hills feat. Linval Thompson
  2. Dub The Hills feat. Linval Thompson
  3. The Groove
  4. The Groove Dub
OBF presents Nazamba ft. Linval Thompson - The Hills

O.B.F. (Original Bass Foundation) aka The French Dub Warriors, was founded in the late 90s by Rico and G. Their sound is influenced by the JA and UK soundsystems, blasting away with heavy bass scoops, but also by the new electronic wave that is penetrating the reggae and dub scene. O.B.F. loves to create music with all kind of drum machine and synth, mixing roots rock reggae with new digital sounds.


Nazamba is a Jamaican dub poet and singer, blessed with a voice and style that reminds of the great Prince Far I and LKJ. The man has an unique commanding performance and expresses himself with a deep, gruff, captivating voice. He describes himself as “FIRE AND BRIMSTONE DUB POET”, VOICE OF THE PEOPLE”, a “STRAIGHT SHOT TO BABYLON’S HEAD”.

The Hills

The four tracks EP brings us two boom tunes, backed by O.B.F. with a thunderous bass that will blow your speakers when played too loud! Adding space,echo and reverb where needed, the backing is more than excellent for Nazamba’s vocal headshots! First there’s the collab with reggae veteran Linval Thompson. Linval’s fragile vocal delivery adds an extra dimension to Nazamba’s performance. The song tells about the hills of Jamaica as an ‘escape room’ where the dread flees to to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This song really showcases the raw emotion Nazamba. The dub is equally powerful and a true musical adventure.

the Groove

Side B is about “feeling the groove”. Effectively backed by O.B.F., who lay down an hypnotic groove, it offers a surprising glimpse into the small, hot and often humid Jamaican studios with its turbulent atmosphere. His dramatic vocal delivery on this tune make this sure fyah. The dub leaves nothing to desire…BOOM!