• pama international Love & Austerity (LP, £18.75)

    After a 7 year hiatus Pama International are back with this brand new album and radical new line up, starring the beautiful vocal talents of Jewels Vass (previously worked with Mad Professor and Zion Train) and Anna Uhuru (Abstract Orchestra). The album is made up of 8 bonafide singles which bump and sway between rocksteady, explosive dubs, Studio One styled disco mixes, southern soul ballads and a killer Jackie Mittoo inspired organ instrumental. In their first 10 years Pama Int’l recorded 9 albums, 3 BBCRadio 1 Maida Vale sessions, won the Rebel playlist on BBC6, and became the first new act to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years. Their collective nature saw them work with members of The Specials, Madness, Steel Pulse, Style Council, Galliano, Kasabian, Billy Bragg, Mad Professor, Michie One, Wrongtom and Jamaican legends; Derrick Morgan, Dave & Ansel Collins, Dawn Penn, Dennis Alcapone and Rico Rodriguez. Constant touring saw them gig with Madness, The Specials, Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Mick Jones (The Clash), Third World, Lee Perry, Max Romeo, Janet Kay and Caroll Thompson to name a few. Not content to keep his sound to the music world alone Pama Intl’s writer Sean Flowerdew work has been featured on nine British and Hollywood film soundtracks and television. The most successful being ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’ and US blockbuster ‘Fool’s Gold’. Pama International returned to the live scene in 2016 with a sold-out year long residency as Trojan Records house band at their official London club night at Heavenly Records venue The Social and shows with old friends Zion Train, King Prawn, Dennis Bovell, Don Letts and Misty In Roots. Tracks: Heatwave / Wake Up / Austerity Skank / I Cried 'Til I Stopped / Man Next Door / Gasoline / Skies Are Blue / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / Heatwave disco mix / Austerity Skank disco mix / Duboline / Man Next Door disco mix

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