Dubplate favourite from Tour de Force gets full 12 treatment. Soundboys beware!
Brooklyns Tour de Force (TDF) begin 2016 with an update to one of their best, and most loved, dubplate weapons. Soundboy Prayer was written in late 2013 and has spent the past few years as a centerpiece of TDF sets, wreckin havoc with its iconic Johnny Osbourne vocal sample, trampling horns, and dark melodies. Consistent support from DJs and crowd reaction convinced TDF to dust off the riddim and give it a full release. The official 12 refreshes the production with added bass weight, a new arrangement, and a cavernous dub version.
Backing the original and its dub are two remixes from the UK's Jacky Murda and Poland's Radikal Guru, paying homage to the strength of the worldwide sound system scene. Chopstick Dubplate's Jacky Murda captures the junglist vibe of the original for an energetic remix that begs for the rewind. Radikal Guru for his part keeps things dubby and nice with a blend of reggae and dubstep that emphasises catchy string melodies and a weighty bass line.