Collage by Cristiana Bucureci
„I owe a lot to Dubmatix! Without him I would no be here and have done a lot of remix work.
This Dub Pistols & Rhoda Dakar Remix came after I won the competition Jesse King aka Dubmatix did last year with his song War, Peace and Dub that I remixed with Marius Costache. Out of love for songs like Official Chemical, but also superb spooky dubby electronic dance songs like The Problem Is, Peaches and Gangsters we pulled off an old school remix.
It was natural for us to take the inspiration from reggae/dancehall hip-hop classics from Coldcut, Thievery Corportion and Mad Lion and channel it into our Stand Together versions with Mr. Honey and Punct. After the last two pandemic years I really felt that the dead don’t die, and this is the reason why I chose to perform those lyrics in combination with Dub Pistols & Rhoda Dakar.”– Obeah
“Stand Together” which features 2 Tone heroine, Rhoda Dakar who fronted all-female band, The Bodysnatchers, recorded with The Specials, Madness and most recently toured with The Selecter on their 40 years of 2Tone Tour as a DJ and Special guest. In these unprecedented times, Dub Pistols and Rhoda hope the message rings loud and clear.
“‘Stand Together’ was written about how far we’ve come, but how much further we still have to go when it comes to the war against racism. We used footage from civil rights movements as the basis of the video and now to watch what is going on over in America and how racism is still so seismic in our society is devastating. We need to stand together, learn from history, and move forward – united.”– Barry Ashworth
„If you reflect the world you see in your lyrics, events will always catch up to you. Sometimes that happens sooner than you expect. #StandTogether”– Rhoda Dakar
Obeahs lyrics are from The Dead Don’t Die by Sturgill Simpson
Dub Pistols – music
Rhoda Dakar – female vocals
Lil Obeah – vocals, remix
Marius Costache – remix production, additional bass, additional beats, sound, mastering
Cristiana Bucureci – collage and Art Direction
All Obeah vocals recorded by Marius Costache at Studio148
Remix production by Marius Costache at Studio148
Special thanks to George Manuel Axinte for vocals on Tambal
Special thanks to Stanciu “Punct” Daniel for vocals on ST Freestyle
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Mixed At – Abbey Road Studios
Published By – Sunday Best Recordings
Published By – Domino Publishing Co. Ltd.
Published By – Sentric Music