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The Frightnrs - Always Colored Vinyl Edition
The Frightnrs
Always Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Daptone)
29,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
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The Frightnrs - Always Black Vinyl Edition
The Frightnrs - Always
Frightnrs, The - Nothing More To Say
Frightnrs, The
Nothing More To Say
LP | 2016 | EU | Reissue (Daptone)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The Frightnrs escort Daptone into the world of long-playing reggae with both the sweetest and the roughest record of the decade.

Crafted under the meticulous eye of black-belt reggae mastermind/producer Victor Axelrod (aka Ticklah), Nothing More to Say is a rocksteady masterpiece the likes of which has not reared it's head since the golden era of Studio One. However, you'll find no imitation here - none of the faux-jamaican cliches of lesser reggae bands. Like all things Daptone, this record is above all soulful and honest.
Mikey General - It Choose Me / Prattle (Earl Maxton)
Mikey General
It Choose Me / Prattle (Earl Maxton)
7" | 2022 | US | Original (Daptone)
9,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
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Daptone Records is proud t o present! Mikey General "It Choose Me" b/w Ear l Maxt on "Prattle" - t he latest of fering from producer extraordinaire, Victor Axelrod - AKA Ticklah. Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer Mikey General reconnected with Axelrod during the pandemic to create “It Choose Me,” a t hrowbac k t o t he ear l y 1980s analog r ub-a-dub sty le t hat has become a t ouc hst one f or reggae's global appeal. Axelrod had used t he bac king trac k years ago wit h Rob Symeonn f or a song called .Jah Only,' Luckily for us MG loved the track and blessed us with this instant classic. On the flip is the instrumental/dub mix, “Prattle,” featuring keyboardist Earl Maxton on clavinet. Axelrod, known for his signature analog productions and dub mixes created at his Brooklyn studio, was able to coax the enigmatic Maxton back to the studio af ter a 15-year hiatus in St. Lucia, where he has been handcraf ting soundsystem loudspeakers using paper made from indigenous plant fibers. So sit back and enjoy the fr uits of these three legends!
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Frightnrs, The - Always
Frightnrs, The
Always
CD | 2022 | US | Original (Daptone)
14,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Before Dan Klein's unfortunate passing, The Frightnrs agreed to keep a promise he asked of them - continue making music together. Part of that promise has been made manifest here... Daptone Records is proud to present Always - the raw, soulful new long player from The Frightnrs.

The road to Always began with a period of intense songwriting back when The Frightnrs and producer Victor Axelrod (Ticklah) were working on the group's debut, rocksteady masterpiece, Nothing More to Say. In addition to the scorchers heard therein, Axelrod and The Frightnrs agreed many of the recordings were too sweet to tamper with in order to fit the rocksteady mold. Some were created at their headquarters in Queens with Dan on the mic, some were elaborations on older ideas, others were brand new creations made at the finish line.

Thanks to the vocal stems they had captured in this golden period, Dan Klein's other-worldly voice lived on, giving The Frightnrs all the raw material they needed for an entire album's worth of new, original music. So with that, The Frightnrs and Axelrod returned to the studio and painstakingly conceptualized, tracked, re-tracked and mixed them into a complete album with their beloved friend singing lead. The fruits of this arduous process lay bare the undying love and respect between musical brothers.

The last song written for this album, "Why Does it Feel Like a Curse", married two song concepts with one of Dan's original vocal performances - creating a beautiful, flawless composition that not only serves as a highlight reel of their editing skills and songwriting prowess, but also as a kind of metaphor for The Frightnrs jour ney. The per fect ending f or Always.
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