AMJ-RSD Collaboration – DEBUT ALBUM

AMJ meets RSD New album SKY BLUE LOVE
We are happy to be rolling out the debut album from the AMJ-RSD collaboration.
A 15 track journey through chapters of dub quite unlike anything you will have heard before.
The album artwork is pretty special too featuring images from Japanese photographer Ikue Uyama plus fascinating sleeve notes telling the story of dub adventurer Rob Smith.
Now released in Japan and the UK with France and other European countries to come over the summer and autumn.

“An awesome album! If you like dub and instrumental music you’re gonna love this …. it really is very special.”

Serious Signs – OUT NOW

The deep and heavy Serious Signs features soulful performances by Seckou Keita on kora,
Michel ‘Pata’ Salazar on keyboards, Camilo Menjura on guitar and Michel Padron on trumpet.
Feel the ground move and your spirit rise!

The B is Second Drop, a fresh reworking of the first AMJ-RSD single Depth Drop, solid groove
graced with fine guitar work from Camilo Menjura and horns from Michel Padron.

“Beautifully understated and very soulful deep dub”. Sir David Rodigan (BBC Radio 1Xtra)

“Deeply rooted in reggae …. pushes boundaries and takes reggae to new and exciting places”.

“An exquisite blend of Spanish guitar, West African Kora and Jamaican dub music. AMJ Meets RSD is progressive, enchanting and melodious – a breath of fresh air in an otherwise crowded space”. Afrojamm, UK

Heartbeat – AMJ meets RSD

Here come the AMJ Collective with their next vinyl offering:
Heartbeat … a powerhouse of a tune dropping the nyabinghi rhythm.
Featuring the drum and bass duo of Mark Spence and Andy Clarke,
horns by Michel Padron and West African flute from Dramane Demeble.
With Rob Smith at the controls, this is another tasty delivery from the
AMJ crew. Flip-side brings a chilled steppers in Blue Mountain, guest
strings courtesy of Cuban trio Patricia Flechilla, Xotchil Lopez and
Indira Perez.

AMJ meets RSD

Mixed by Rob Smith
Produced by John Hollis

Side A

Side AA

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Sounds excellent with a special mention to the flute with the West African feel and the horns section on Heartbeat” – Ras Abubakar, DJ from Nantes, France

” The record sounds good, I like the tune and mixes are deep into dub, rspx..” Cyrill, Control Tower Records, France.

“Isn’t this brilliant? If you’re a dubhead I hope you’re feeling the vibe on this one – Heartbeat by AMJ meets RSD ….
We’re splashing about in the dub pool, I’ve got my dub goggles on, I can hardly see a thing!“. Sir David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan -BBC Radio 1XTRA

The record sounds good, I like the tune and mixes are deep into dub, rspx”
Cyrill, Control Tower Records. France.

“AMJ Collective meets RSD “Heartbeat” (look out for the dub to this, killer!)”
Sattamann. DJ. London.

I like Heartbeat a lot and intend to DJ with it at the first opportunity”
Jamie Renton DJ. London.

“Of course I want the vinyl, I like very much the « Heartbeat » , nice horns!!!”
Benjamin Dupuis. Dub U Hifi. France.

“Love Blue Mountain”
Mark Ringwood. DJ and promoter. Sussex.

Thank you for the CD..Love’s got an old and new feel which is unique..Sounds brilliant x”   Sharon Stoned.

I own Heartbeat & the Brave on vinyl. I also have Depth Drop…. Sign of the dub I’ve been playing out lots when DJing! WICKED PRODUCTIONS YOU RELEASE! HUGE RESPECT”
Sattamann. DJ. Real Roots ands 22 Tracks. London.

Love the Heartbeat track. Going to play on my show and in the clubs too”
Russ Jones. DJ. London. Hackney Globetrotter.

Croation reggae portal:

Radio Pulsar. Culture Dub. France.

The Brave

The second RSD-AMJ release is a 12″ Vinyl with 4 tracks.

Dub maestro Rob Smith remixes The Brave:
The words, sung in the African languages of Mandinka and Wolof, talk about the struggles in life saying that with positive thinking we can rise to the challenges and overcome …..

Sila leyewono (only the person who is patient could do that), Mouniala lesoreno (only the brave can do so), Na dimingtá daming Kana bori (when it is painfully hard don’t run away).

The tune was originally written in the 1980s by Basil Anderson with the Bristol reggae band Restriction for the song I want to be Alone. AMJ, the trio that is Andy Clarke (drums), Mark Spence (bass) and John Hollis (producer), recorded this new version inviting special guests: Mariama Kouyate, a young singer from Dakar, Senegal. Guitarist Moustapha Gaye, also from Senegal, features on Kana Bori and Cuban flautist Jose Zalba on the Flute cut. And fellow Cubans Vicente Arrencibia on congas and Michel Salazar on keyboards.

Depth Drop

Invited to delve into the AMJ Treasure Trove, Rob draws on his pallet of sounds and effects to take the imagination large. Warm and bass heavy, enter a world of sonic delight.

Mixed by Rob Smith
7” Vinyl AA Single and download

“Beautifully understated and very soulful deep dub” Sir David Rodigan MBE

“I own Heartbeat & the Brave on vinyl. I also have Depth Drop…. Sign of the dub I’ve been playing out lots when DJing!
Sattamann. DJ. Real Roots ands 22 Tracks. London.