Sharp & Ready Compilation
Released: 25th Mar, 2016
Label: Tru Thoughts
Out 25th March, the Sharp And Ready Compilation showcases nine recent releases issued via Tru Thoughts’ UK Sound system platform Sharp And Ready, and surfaces two new exclusive tracks; including one from UK legend Benjamin Zephaniah, The Sea and Yaz Alexander. Representing a selection of the Reggae, Dub and Jungle sounds that Tru Thoughts has been supporting, the compilation highlights the biggest tracks and remixes from Ghost Writerz, Ed West & RTKal, Quantic, Sleepy Time Ghost, Jago and Pete Cannon across the past year.
Starting things off, new cut “Pressure I (Red String Riddim)” is one for the more conscious listeners and DJ's. Its iconic one-drop rhythm is ignited by the Brummie vocals of songstress Yaz Alexander and dub-poet Benjamin Zephaniah alongside quality reggae production from The Sea. Alexander’s sultry calls for an uprising encase a revolutionary message of optimism from Zephaniah, for those weighted heavily by social pressures and in need of some poetic healing.
The Sharp & Ready crew have been building amazing support on the radio from the likes of Huw Stephens, MistaJam, Goldierocks, Steve Lamacq + more!