Ral Ston – Let’s Go

by Sep 22, 2020Mini-Review, Reviews

Release Info

Ral Ston – Let’s Go

Label: Upful Fam Records | Format: DR | Street date: September 18, 2020

  1. Let’s Go
  2. Higher And Higher The Dub We Make
Ral Ston - Let's Go

Ral Ston, a Brooklyn-based musician and singer, has issued the follow up to his earlier this year released “Kingston EP”. This second studio release, “Let’s Go”, comes together with a dubbed up version entitled “Higher And Higher The Dub We Make”.

Ral Ston’s sophomore release features the artist himself on vocals, and a few synths. He’s accompanied by incredible guests including Hector Lewis – known from Chronixx – on background vocals and percussion, on guitars Monty Savory, who’s known from Protoje’s “Same Song”, Ramone Smith aka Dada from Keznamdi on drums and background vocals, Neal Dahlgren from Space Capone on synth and wurli, and Ian Fitchuk on organ and clav (co-producer of Grammy-winning album of the year: Kacey Musgraves “Golden Hour”). And then there’s also the superb dub version, “Higher And Higher The Dub We Make”, which features the heady dub wizardry of Drew Keys from Haze Street Studios. Last but not least there’s Bonzai Caruso: (Damian Marley’s “Welcome To Jamrock”, “Distant Relatives”, Stephen Marley’s “Mind Control”, and Chronixx’s “Chronology”) who has done the mixing.

The spiritual songs grew out of a deep love for old skool reggae and dub. The slow-paced fresh original riddim is an expertly played backdrop that fantastically complements Ral Ston’s mesmerizing vocal delivery. And when it comes to the awesome sounding “Higher And Higher The Dub We Make”, it’s obvious Drew Keys has pulled out all stops to create a remarkable dub piece.