Prince Fatty / Earl 16 Be Thankful For What You've Got Ft Earl 16 [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Now available to online customers As a special treat for RSD, Prince Fatty has collaborated with UK Reggae heavyweight ‘Earl 16’ for this limited edition rework of William DeVaughn’s 1972 classic ‘Be Thankful For What You’ve Got’ on 7” vinyl. In true Prince Fatty style, he has included a Dub on the B Side, which will only be available on the 7” pressing (limited to 750 units world wide). The 1984 Reggae cover by Winston Curtis has become a collectors favourite (listing for up to $600) and without a repress in sight, Prince Fatty wanted to keep his version limited for those in the know. What better opportunity than to include it in the 2019 Record Store Day? During a late night recording session at the now legendary ‘Iron Works’ studio, Fatty was playing the original when Earl 16 walked into the control room and exclaimed that ‘Be Thankful For What You’ve Got’ was one of his all time favourite records. Fast forward an hour and Horseman (drums), Dianne White (bass) and Bubblers (keys) had laid down the instrumental ready for Earl 16’s performance - all captured live in one take! This was a truly organic recording by one of the UK’s top rhythm sections and needless to say their natural groove has done the original justice. Prince Fatty quoted this as “One of my favourite songs and a great record, having first heard it sampled in the 90s hip hop era the lyrics left a mark on me. In the current, over consuming world, the meaning resonates to me even louder. Recorded live in the studio analog style for the modern digital world!” Artwork has been supplied by Prince Fatty’s long-term collaborator jAKE in his unique hand drawn style. Evergreen Recordings 7" RSD 2019
Horseman / Prince Fatty Dawn Of The Dread Debut album from renowned drummer and toast-master MC Horseman produced by Prince Fatty. "If my music brings joy into someone’s life then that’s my aim, it’s there to make people happy. I’m not in competition with anyone, music shouldn’t be competitive. I’m just me doing my thing.” Mr Bongo CD | LP
Hollie Cook / Prince Fatty Looking For Real Love / 99 Two deep percussive reggae cuts taken from Hollie Cook's latest Prince Fatty produced album Twice. Mr Bongo 7"
Dele Sosimi / Prince Fatty / Nostalgia 77 You No Fit Touch Am In Dub A dub version could be a stone killer, predicted David Hutchison in his 4 star Mojo review of 'You No Fit Touch Am'. And here it is: Afrobeat icon Dele Sosimi's recent album gloriously re-imagined in dub by two production masters, Prince Fatty and Nostalgia 77. It was such a rush to have Prince Fatty and Nostalgia 77 work their magic on Dele's album. With Fatty bringing the spirit of 80s On-U Sound, Mikey Dread and Mad Professor, and Ben Nostalgia having mixed Dele's original LP, this was always going to be something very special. Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s) Wah Wah 45s LP
Prince Fatty Versus the Drunken Gambler The much-anticipated new installment from the legendary Prince Fatty. Prince Fatty Versus the Drunken Gambler is a mix of hip hop fantasy and reggae reality. "A true tale of betrayal and revenge. When Prince Fatty discovers that his former master has indeed turned to the dark side, a broken oath releases 10 fatal strikes of Sound System Specials. Only Prince Fatty can stop the Drunken Gambler's evil plan, but to do so, he must first battle the deadly team of “Disco Monks” that will stop at nothing in the service of their overlord. No mercy is shown as Daddy Horseman strikes the blood stained swords of arch rivals and sworn enemies. Backed by the 'Supersized' assasins and the Mutant Hi-Fi, each having their unique kung fu style and weapons in an epic sound system battle lasting over 30 mins. Featuring Studio One legend Winston Francis and George Dekker from the Pioneers as the invincible Twins of Fury, Hollie Cook as the deadly Angel of Vengeance and as special guest, the infamous Dennis Alcapone." Mr Bongo CD | LP
Prince Fatty Insane In The Brain Prince Fatty presents the first 7" single from the highly anticipated second album "Supersize" and features a cover of Cypress Hill's classic "Insane in the Brain", but this time re-worked into Fatty's renowned reggae style, featuring Horseman on vocals! Mr Bongo Recordings 7"
Prince Fatty Shimmy Shimmy Ya Prince Fatty gives two more big tunes the workover, taking on the much-missed Wu Tang legend Ol' Dirty Bastard and a live studio cut of the Snoop Dogg classic. Mr Bongo 7"
Prince Fatty Survival Of The Fattest New album from Prince Fatty with sum nice reggae vibes to encourage some sunshine. 1. Curious 2. Fat Panther 3. Meltdown 4. Don't Give Up 5. Cow Feet And Gravy 6. Milk And Honey 7. Mr Freeze 8. Scorpio 9. Big Man Cry 10. Switch Blade 11. Milk And Honey In My Dub 12. Death Of Hercules Mr Bongo CD | LP
Prince Fatty / Nostalgia 77 The Kingdom Of Dub Legendary modern reggae producer Prince Fatty teams up with funk & jazz specialist Nostalgia 77, editing some of his finest tracks from the last decade for this new project on Tru Thoughts.Prince Fatty works his magic here on a diverse repertoire that spans the last decade and has been lauded by everyone from Gilles Peterson to Cerys Matthews to The Guardian. The spiritual Afro-jazz of instrumental side-project Skeletons (2012) sits alongside the coolly subversive, r&b inflected “Rainclouds”, voiced by ‘60s icon Julie Tippett; current tracks from new album ‘A Journey Too Far’; and classic Nostalgia 77 cuts “Little Steps” and “Quiet Dawn” (both bearing the spun-sugar vocals of Beth Rowley) from 2007’s ‘Everything Under The Sun’. While all the above reworks were created especially for this release, the bonus track - a dub of “Zombie Dance Parts 1 & 2” by the live outfit Nostalgia 77 Octet - has been unearthed from the band’s first ever live recording session. “It showed us that the worlds of dub and jazz could clash with powerful results”, says Lamdin of the incendiary piece which still sounds fresh and vital today. Tru Thoughts CD