A tribute to Usain Bolt

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This is a post promoting our newly composed JAMAICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM that celebrates the incredible performances and the achievements of Usain Bolt.

You can probably still remember watching USAIN showing the competition his heels and bringing home a bag-full gold medals.

Take a quick listen to our melodic tribute, this is our ‘MOMENT IN TIME’ tribute song.

This cool jazzy roots tune (that’s still being polished and coated with lavish amounts of love and musicality), thanks and exalts Usain and our esteemed Jamaican athletes for the stylee in which they represented our little ‘ISLAND IN PARADISE’……Wasn’t it just awesome…..Give me an Amen?

The song was written and produced by RAY CARLESS & bad-ass reggae bass playing session man & producer COLIN MCNEISH. The vocals on the track was performed by UK rapper WATUSI87 with Emzee Haywoode supporting on backing vocals.

The inspiration for this MOMENT IN TIME tribute arrived approximately over 8 years ago after some shocking/insane performances on the running track by the trio of Usain and two of his his fellow Jamaican athletes who crossed the line in 1st 2nd & 3rd places in the 200 metres in Berlin’s 2009 World Championships…

On that account….. 123 ARGUMENT DUN?

A rap/vocal mix will be featured on the upcoming Ray Carless & Club Skaaville Allstar EP that will soon to be available on vinyl and cd as well as from most online music outlets. Accompanying tracks include songs from the upcoming Ray Carless & Club Skaaville Allstars album. (More info on its way).

This is an inspirational piece of roots reggae-jazz fusion that was composed as a properly anthemic reminder  of a memorable, relentless, magical and enduring real-time Moment In Time ……….

We hope that you full-joy this our ‘Moment in Time’.

Thinking Out Loud

Available here now

There’s A Reason

Here is a snippet of our new track filmed at Notting Hill recently…

COMING SOON: the new release from Ray Carless’ brand new JIRPS&S DEBUT SESSIONS featuring the RAY CARLESS & LINDEL LEWIS Production of the HI-TENSION classic hit ‘THERE’S A REASON’.

Vocals by Reggae Crooner MICHAEL GORDOB and solo by the original HT’s original sax man PATRICK MCLEAN.

LOOK OUT FOR: A new cut of my 80’s smash hit ‘TARANTULA WALK’

Below is my track ‘Thinking Out Loud’ available on CD Baby and a video shot in Ghana of our version of ‘Grazy Waltz’.

Ray Carless


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A special one-off performance by brother Kikanju Baku & Emergency Emancipation this Fri at The V1llage in support of the local communities struggle and quest for independence and self determination

Emergency EmancipationJanuary 26, 2018, 7:30pmThe V1llageThe V1llage is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a one-off exclusive live performance by Kikanju Baku and Emergency Emancipation this coming Friday 26th January 2018.

Pariah firebrand Drummer & percussionist Kikanju Baku is renowned for his unparalleled intensity, complexity & unique distinction. In a few years, he has established an international reputation as one of the leading & most radical practitioners of extreme improvisation & beyond, leading to frequent work with legendary saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, as a participant in the modern manifestation of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago & recording with a series of giants such as Craig Taborn, James Fei, Tyshawn Sorey & Hamiet Bluiett along with musicians guilds such as The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), Black Artists Group (BAG) & The Enclave for Aberrational Expostulation (EAE). He brings over two young bloods at the vanguard of New Yorks Avant Jazz & extreme improvisation scene - bassist Luke Stewart (Irreversible Entanglements, Hamiet Bluiett, James Brandon Lewis) & Brooklyn based saxophonist & composer Chris Pitsiokos (Tyshawn Sorey, Weasel Walter & Otomo Yoshida). This will be the world debut of these three musician’s live performance & guarantees the thoroughest of all trouncings.

Performance starts at 8.30pm, so don't be late
£10 Entry on the door
Come in Peace Love and Unity
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