Out now on 7″, a heavy new piece of modern roots music with a vintage touch, as an almost 70-year old I-Kong delivers the message “Don’t Sell your Soul” over a riddim produced by Foundation Sound out of Norwich, UK. A hauntingly conscious lyric fades into a slightly extended jazzy sax version on the A-side, with a dark raw dub on the flip.
A talented production crew, Foundation Sound have crafted a lovely addition to the other two 7″s which landed last year and featured Dandlion’s “Feeling the Pressure” and Skari’s “One Love”.
I Kong, a true veteran, is in his 7th decade of making music. Errol to his friends, is maybe lesser known than a singer with such talent could have been. A slight recluse, his under-exposure is seemingly his own doing, as an interesting interview on him and this subject seems to indicate. He is well and truly back now with a few singles and an LP entitled “A Little Walk” on Fruits Records. This is worth checking out and is mixed at the great roots studio of A-Lone Ark in Northern Spain by Roberto Sanchez.
This 7″, the third in the series so far, contains some real magic on the flip, as the ever diverse Dougie Conscious delves into a dark dub full of exploding drum snares and hefty reverb b-lines. It is certainly the rawest of the 3 versions to date.