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18th Parallel, The - Meets Horns Of Guiding Star Orchestra: Meeting Ina Wonderland
18th Parallel, The
Meets Horns Of Guiding Star Orchestra: Meeting Ina Wonderland
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Who would ever think to hear a reggae collaboration between Switzerland and Denmark? This is what you get when the heavy sound of The 18th Parallel meets the subtle play of the Horns section of Guiding Star Orchestra. Layed on the Wonderland of Green riddim (The Silvertones, Burro Banton), this instrumental “Meeting Ina Wonderland” proposes a perfect mix between the raw and wild rub a dub vibes of the riddim and the lightness underlined by the jazzy influences of the horns players.
Lee Scratch Perry & The 18th Parallel - Words From The Upsetter / Spring Thunderstorm
Lee Scratch Perry & The 18th Parallel
Words From The Upsetter / Spring Thunderstorm
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
As reggae lovers for decades, one of our biggest dreams was to collaborate with the creative genius behind the legendary sound of the Black Ark studio, one of the dub originators, the man responsible for shaping the sound of Bob Marley and the Wailers amongst many other greats, the mighty Upsetter, the unspeakable Lee “Scratch” Perry! That happy day has finally arrived in 2019 when Lee, who lived in Switzerland for a longtime, recorded his voice on The 18th Parallel’s ‘Cosmic Drop Riddim’.

The details around ‘Words From The Upsetter’ recording are not that common. In summer 2017, we at Fruits Records had the privilege to tour European festivals with Lee “Scratch” Perry as members of the Najavibes backing band. This is how we got to know the legend and start the production process. The first seed was sown. Nevertheless, the riddim track of the song was laid down in Kingston in 2014, as our crew of musicians – not known yet as The 18th Parallel – was recording our first release ever, A Little Walk album with the legendary Sino-Jamaican singer I Kong. The unused riddim slept in the hard drive for five years until we found the right artist to ride it. The Upsetter had that mystic vibes we were looking for, it was a perfect fit.

Then we spiced it up with a few more overdubs – analog string synthesizer, cosmic guitars, subtle sounds of musique concrète. Finally Roberto Sánchez brilliantly recreated the type of sound that the Black Ark was famous for: full of Mutron Bi-Phase, tape delay and spring reverb hits as testifies the dub version ‘Spring Thunderstorm’.

The production of this song has been a long and heavy process, but we're now able to present this brand new recording to the world. Sadly, Lee’s not physically here anymore to witness this release, but his musical legacy is so immeasurable that his memory will live forever in every music enthusiasts’ heart around the world. And this record is now a part of this legacy. We’ll be forever thankful for this opportunity and would like to give a special thanks to his family and friends (big up Dr. T!) who helped us and gave us assistance during the creative process. This record is dedicated to the loving memory of Lee “Scratch” Perry.

The ‘Cosmic Drop Riddim’ wouldn’t be fully completed without two extra unexpected cuts. The first one is an amazing instrumental song featuring Perry’s longtime friend and Jamaican number one trombonist Vin Gordon where trombone meets bass clarinet and bass flute to create a deep, foggy, mystical atmosphere. This will take you to a night journey to East Africa. The second cut highlights the art of dub poetry through the beautiful poem by Yasus Afari, ‘Healing Chant’.
Sylvan White & The 18th Parallel - Chant Nyahbingeh / Dub Nyahbingeh
Sylvan White & The 18th Parallel
Chant Nyahbingeh / Dub Nyahbingeh
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
After a first outstanding collaboration on the song ‘Mother Nature’, Greenwhich Farm's singer Sylvan White teams up once again with Fruits Records! On a 80's dancehall rub a dub type of riddim played by The 18th Parallel, Sylvan White sings about his faith in Rastafari and shares his knowledge of the traditional culture, the mystic of the nyabinghi drums.
Linval Thompson & The 18th Parallel - What's Going On / Dub's Going On
Vin Gordon, The 18th Parallel & Yasus Afari - Cosmic Drop / Healing Chant
Vin Gordon, The 18th Parallel & Yasus Afari
Cosmic Drop / Healing Chant
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
As reggae lovers for decades, one of our biggest dreams was to collaborate with the creative genius behind the legendary sound of the Black Ark studio, one of the dub originators, the man responsible for shaping the sound of Bob Marley and the Wailers amongst many other greats, the mighty Upsetter, the unspeakable Lee “Scratch” Perry! That happy day has finally arrived in 2019 when Lee, who lived in Switzerland for a longtime, recorded his voice on The 18th Parallel’s ‘Cosmic Drop Riddim’.

The details around ‘Words From The Upsetter’ recording are not that common. In summer 2017, we at Fruits Records had the privilege to tour European festivals with Lee “Scratch” Perry as members of the Najavibes backing band. This is how we got to know the legend and start the production process. The first seed was sown. Nevertheless, the riddim track of the song was laid down in Kingston in 2014, as our crew of musicians – not known yet as The 18th Parallel – was recording our first release ever, A Little Walk album with the legendary Sino-Jamaican singer I Kong. The unused riddim slept in the hard drive for five years until we found the right artist to ride it. The Upsetter had that mystic vibes we were looking for, it was a perfect fit.

Then we spiced it up with a few more overdubs – analog string synthesizer, cosmic guitars, subtle sounds of musique concrète. Finally Roberto Sánchez brilliantly recreated the type of sound that the Black Ark was famous for: full of Mutron Bi-Phase, tape delay and spring reverb hits as testifies the dub version ‘Spring Thunderstorm’.

The production of this song has been a long and heavy process, but we're now able to present this brand new recording to the world. Sadly, Lee’s not physically here anymore to witness this release, but his musical legacy is so immeasurable that his memory will live forever in every music enthusiasts’ heart around the world. And this record is now a part of this legacy. We’ll be forever thankful for this opportunity and would like to give a special thanks to his family and friends (big up Dr. T!) who helped us and gave us assistance during the creative process. This record is dedicated to the loving memory of Lee “Scratch” Perry.

The ‘Cosmic Drop Riddim’ wouldn’t be fully completed without two extra unexpected cuts. The first one is an amazing instrumental song featuring Perry’s longtime friend and Jamaican number one trombonist Vin Gordon where trombone meets bass clarinet and bass flute to create a deep, foggy, mystical atmosphere. This will take you to a night journey to East Africa. The second cut highlights the art of dub poetry through the beautiful poem by Yasus Afari, ‘Healing Chant’.
Dennis Walks & The 18th Parallel - Long Struggling / Edelvibes Rock
Mike Brooks & The 18th Parallel - Mother Earth / Earth Cry
Lone Ark Meets The 18th Parallel - Showcase Volume 1
Lone Ark Meets The 18th Parallel
Showcase Volume 1
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Fruits)
17,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Probably the most respected and sought-after producer of the European reggae scene of the last ten years, Spanish genius Roberto Sánchez (Willi Williams, Earl Zero, Alpheus, Keith & Tex, Milton Henry,...) takes place behind the microphone to deliver a new album as a singer under his pseudonym Lone ARK. Soberly titled Showcase Vol. 1, this album is a collaboration between Sánchez and the Swiss band THE 18th Parallel, whose playing is well known to reggae fans, since its musicians have recently played and produced some remarkable records, including I've Seen by Oku Onuora, Roots I Vision by Micah Shemaiah or Wonderland of Green by The Silvertones and Burro Banton. Faithful to the Jamaican roots reggae tradition, Showcase Vol. 1 offers six vocal tracks followed by their dub counterparts where all the creativity of the sound engineer and the musicians is freely expressed. On instrumentals at the same time heavy and irresistibly dancing, with a modern production but deeply rooted in the roots reggae sound, Lone Ark and The 18th Parallel push their listeners to critical reflection. A strong message + powerful music = a must-have album!
Lone Ark Meets The 18th Parallel - Defend / Version
Lone Ark Meets The 18th Parallel
Defend / Version
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Second single and opening song from the upcoming showcase album by Spanish singer, engineer, producer Lone ARK (Roberto Sánchez) and Switzerland finest reggae studio band THE 18th Parallel, Fruits Records proudly present ‘defend’. On a militant stepper riddim graced by magnificent horns, Roberto Sánchez and the Swiss band send a strong political message to the world: “The longer we fight, the stronger we get, and so we defend the rights of our brothers and sisters who cannot defend themselves.” A few weeks after ‘Get You’, here comes another sound system anthem available on black wax 7” vinyl or on a limited blue ocean clear vinyl with screenprinted and numbered sleeve (only 90!) on July 30th. An essential record for this summer sound system parties!
18th Parallel, The - Stamp 'N' Go
18th Parallel, The
Stamp 'N' Go
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Double release to launch our new imprint label – Skankin’ Society Records – in collaboration with Geneva retro reggae sound system specialist Skankin’ Society.
Cornell Campbell - Hold On
Cornell Campbell
Hold On
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Double release to launch our new imprint label – Skankin’ Society Records – in collaboration with Geneva retro reggae sound system specialist Skankin’ Society.
Lone Ark Meets The 18th Parallel - Get You / Version
Lone Ark Meets The 18th Parallel
Get You / Version
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Under his artist name Lone ARK, world-renowned musician, producer and sound engineer Roberto Sánchez has teamed up with one of Europe's finest reggae studio bands, THE 18th Parallel, to record "get You", a new anthem for reggae and dub sound systems: a modern roots reggae production reminiscent of the best years of the Twinkle Brothers, Jah Shaka or Sly & Robbie. On a riddim at the same time heavy and irresistibly dancing, Lone Ark and The 18th Parallel push their listeners to the critical reflection on their way of life and their current consumer habits. A strong message, on a powerful music for a track that cannot be ignored
Silvertones / Westfinga & The 18th Parallel - Wonderland Of Green / Dub
Burro Banton - Living In A Wonderland
Burro Banton
Living In A Wonderland
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Here comes the « Wonderland of Green Riddim » from Fruits Records’ studio band The 18th Parallel. This one is a super heavy rub a dub riddim played in the Roots Radics early 80’s traditional style. Double 7” single, the first record features the legendary Jamaican vocal trio from Studio One and Black Ark days, The Silvertones, singing the roots anthem « Wonderland of Green » and an extra killer dub mix by French wizard Westfinga on the B side. The second record features the big bad DJ Burro Banton with « Living In a Wonderland » and the instrumental version on the flip side. A must have double 7” single for all selecters!
Silvertones, The - Wonderland Of Green
Silvertones, The
Wonderland Of Green
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Here comes the « Wonderland of Green Riddim » from Fruits Records’ studio band The 18th Parallel. This one is a super heavy rub a dub riddim played in the Roots Radics early 80’s traditional style. Double 7” single, the first record features the legendary Jamaican vocal trio from Studio One and Black Ark days, The Silvertones, singing the roots anthem « Wonderland of Green » and an extra killer dub mix by French wizard Westfinga on the B side. The second record features the big bad DJ Burro Banton with « Living In a Wonderland » and the instrumental version on the flip side. A must have double 7” single for all selecters!
Time Unlimited - Right Time Come
Time Unlimited
Right Time Come
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Fruits)
7,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
We always try to bring something special when it comes to release a single on vinyl. This time, we are pleased to announce the return of one of the most obscure and talented vocal group from the early 80's: Time Unlimited. It's been more than twenty years that Donovan Joseph, Hugo Blackwood and Orville Smith, have been off the musical scene as Time Unlimited. During the recording sessions of the Roots Architects project in 2017, we had the chance to meet Donovan Joseph passing by the studio. Straightaway, we were telling ourselves that we had to see his legendary group name written on black wax again. Here it is, with a deep rub a dub cut backed by the High Times Players remembering the golden years of the group!
Lloyd Parks & The Inspirators - No Bother Chuck It Pon Me
Lloyd Parks & The Inspirators
No Bother Chuck It Pon Me
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Lloyd Parks is one of the greatest bass player in Jamaican music history, but he’s also a brilliant singer. He started his singer carrier in 1967 at Studio One with The Termites and then had numerous hits with songs like “Officially”, “Slaving”, “Ordinary Man”, “Mafia” or “We’ll Get Over It”. In 2013, Fruits Records producer Mathias Liengme travelled to Jamaica to record The Inspirators album, an all stars group gathering Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Lloyd Parks, Earl “Chinna” Smith and Anthony “Sangie” Davis playing and singing together. Taken from these recording sessions, Lloyd Parks’ “No Bother Chuck It Pon Me” is for the first time available on 7” record including a wicked dub version on the B side by Roberto Sánchez.
Oku Onuora - If Not Now / Dubword Warrior
Oku Onuora
If Not Now / Dubword Warrior
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Earlier this year, Fruits Records released I’ve Seen, Oku Onuora’s highly acclaimed new album. We at Fruits Records selected our personal two favorite poems from the album, If Not Now / Dubword Warrior, for release on 7” - this edition is especially made for sound systems. Be prepared for a double blast of Dub poetry from these word/music missiles.
Roots Architects - 1000 Light Years
Samory I - Call On Jah White Vinyl Edition
Viceroys / Lone Ranger / Prince Alla / Roberto Sanchez - Trod On / Trod Along / Jah In The Morning / Jah Lov
Viceroys / Lone Ranger / Prince Alla / Roberto Sanchez
Trod On / Trod Along / Jah In The Morning / Jah Lov
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (Fruits)
14,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
An excellent 4-track roots and dub reggae 12-inch on the French Fruits Records label, of which the first release was I Kong's 'A Little Walk' album.
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