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King Spinna’s third release “Good News” by Bunny Lee & Friends will be available from 27 May. After two heavyweight dub excursions from The Agrovators and The Breadwinners, this one is an all-singing affair. In fact it’s the companion vocal volume to our first release “Dub Will Change Your Mind” and the tracks are sequenced in exactly the same order. Spanning the years 1975 to 1978 it features singers who were already music industry veterans at the time such as Jackie Edwards, Derrick Morgan and Owen Gray alongside more contempory artists such as Cornell Campbell, Ronnie Davis, Johnny Clarke, John Holt, Joy White and Leroy Smart.

This release is CD and download only; a future release on vinyl is a possibility subject to demand. There will be more information on this release soon so watch this space!
Once again The Breadwinners will be opening the show for the legendary Lee Scratch Perry at Band On The Wall on 18th & 19th February, featuring:

City Culture – Vocals
KT – Trumpet
Stally – Sax

And of course Alan “Breadwinner” Redfern at the controls!

The Breadwinners will be performing tracks from their recently-released debut album “Dubs Unlimited” (plus lots of tracks that aren’t on the album). So if you’ve got tickets for the show please come early and don’t miss this unique Live Dub experience!

The “Dubs Unlimited” LP and CD will also be on sale in the venue at a price you won’t find in the shops or online!

Reviews & Comments on “Dubs Unlimited”

by Bob Harding on 13 December 2012

We’re beginning to get some nice reviews and comments on The Breadwinners’ “Dubs Unlimited”. Here’s a a little taste:
“It is Perry’s classic late seventies Black Ark sound that is most lovingly homaged here. Though Studio One, Pablo and the Radics also resonate. All is married to a sense of melody often absent in contemporary dub.”
Dub Vendor website

Read the full review here.
“Dubs Unlimited is swamped with deep and easy rocking bass lines and pays tribute to old school recording techniques and is an all analogue album, which creates a warm, almost soothing, sound.”
Erik Magni, Reggaemani Blog
Read the full review here.


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“From the opening track “The Breadwinner” there’s a confidence and conviction that’s rare in most new dub sounds. An impressive debut.”
Steve Barker, The Wire, January 2013
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“Everything from the artwork to the tip-top mastering by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London makes for the most immersive, warmly gratifying listen. Big up! Recommended.”
Conor Thomas, Boomkat

Read the full review here.

Thanks For Making Our Sale A Success!

by Bob Harding on 13 December 2012

A big shout out to everyone who helped to make the King Spinna Christmas Sale such a big success! We noticed that a lot of people ordered teeshirts but those two end-of-line Blood and Fire items are almost gone now. So we’re going to get cracking on some exclusive King Spinna designs for next year!

!!! KING SPINNA CHRISTMAS SALE – NOW ON!!!

by Bob Harding on 17 November 2012

It’s that time of the year again so for one week only we’re slashing our prices by up to 50%. That’s right, from now until 10am on Wednesday 12th December, we’re offering “Dub Will Change Your Mind” by Bunny Lee & The Agrovators at just half-price on all formats. Don’t miss this great chance to grab yourself a copy at these ridiculously low prices!

LP for just £8.49
CD for just £3.99
Full MP3 album for just £2.99 / Single track downloads only £0.29
Full FLAC album for just £3.25

And don’t forget the CD, MP3 and FLAC editions of the album contain 3 bonus tracks not on the LP.

We’re also reducing the price of our two T-shirt lines by 40% which means you can pick up a Congos or Blood and Fire logo shirt for only £5.99

Remember, the sale is for 7 Days Only! After that, all items will revert to their original price.

SALE ENDS 10 AM WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from King Spinna!
Check out the 15-minute preview of this superb album on the KingSpinnaRecords YouTube channel here. The album will be released on 12 December 2012 and will be available on all formats – LP, CD, MP3 and FLAC. Just to avoid any confusion this is NOT the same as the CD-R album of the same name which we are already selling on this site. The King Spinna release contains all the same tracks as the CD-R but these are brand new mixes with many new overdubs (horns, harmonica etc.), all mixed to quarter-inch analogue tape and professionally mastered by the man with “the best ears in the universe” Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. The CD, MP3 and FLAC issues of the album include a bonus track “Joy [Discomix]” featuring the legendary Big Youth, but due to time constraints this track does not appear on the LP. Nevertheless, the LP edition is a real treat for vinyl fans – it’s that rare beast, the Triple A “All Analogue Album”, recorded on analogue multitrack, mixed to quarter inch analogue tape and cut direct to the lathe – not a ProTool in sight!

The LP and CD issues of the album will soon be available for pre-order on our website.

More news on this release coming soon so stay tuned!

Check out more mixes by The Breadwinners on the Bakery Studio’s YouTube channel

Dom’s critically-acclaimed new restaurant SoLIta takes to the street this Sunday 26 August with a feast of rootical entertainment. Be sure to get there early because you won’t want to miss the opening DJ set from The Breadwinners. Al’s going to drop something extra special – fi real!

Full line-up is as follows:

12.00 – 1.00 Breadwinners DJ set classic Jamaican reggae
1.00 – 1.30 Ellie Crips live soul
1.30 – 3.30 Gareth Brooks XFM raggamuffin block party & host
3.30 – 4.30 Hotmilk Jamaican dance floor classics
4.30- 5.30 Clique DJ house, electro & soul
5.30 – 6.00 Urban Voice Gospel Choir
6.00 – 7.00 Ciaran Griffith aka Mickey Maguire from shameless, soul & bashment
7.00 – 7.30 Dom Blood and Fire aka Kingspinna, roots reggae
7.30 – 9.00 Irfan Rainy & DJ Freddie Neal, Deep Soulful House

www.solita.co.uk

info@solita.co.uk

EXCLUSIVE!
BIG YOUTH MEETS THE BREADWINNERS!

by Bob Harding on 1 July 2012

We recently had the honour and the privilege of welcoming the legendary Big Youth to the Bakery studio where he voiced a couple of Breadwinners rhythms exclusively for King Spinna. He travelled up from London specifically for the session – what a gentleman! So here’s a bit of footage from the studio – the two Big Youth tunes “By The Sweat Of Your Brow” and “Joy” are not mixed in any way shape or fashion – the audio is simply a feed directly from the desk to the video camera while Big Youth was laying down his vocals. The third track “Joyful Dub” is Al doing what Al does best – live dub mixing! Enjoy.

“Dub Will Change Your Mind” Now Available On CD

by Bob Harding on 21 March 2012

In addition to the vinyl, MP3 & FLAC versions of “Dub Will Change Your Mind” by Bunny Lee & The Agrovators the set will be complete when the CD issue finally gets a release on Monday 26th March. The CD features the same 3 bonus tracks as are included in the MP3 and FLAC formats – “Ginegog Version”, “Dub Naah Run” and “Dub Will Change Your Mind”. The CD is in stock now and is available for immediate despatch. The LP, MP3 and FLAC versions are also available for immediate despatch or download. Click here to buy the CD now!
King Spinna Records is proud and privileged to offer The Breadwinners’ debut CD for sale on our website. Coming live and direct from the Bakery studio in Stockport this 14-track album features strictly old school dubwise mixes in a style very reminiscent of the famed Black Ark studio in Kingston, JA. No laptops were harmed during the making of this album as the music was created entirely by REAL musicians playing REAL instruments, recorded and mixed on analogue tape. Click here for more info and to buy now!