Annotation

Keeping in the tradition of Steel Drum records, 55 is a journey through re-interpolations and covers with an updated approach, pushing Steel Pan music to uncharted territory. Flawlessly bringing previously untouched genres into the steel pan cannon ranging from Underground Hip Hop tunes to staple Funk tracks and some of all that falls in between. From the smoothed out Reggae cover of John Holt’s “Police In Helicopter” to the DJ sure shot cover of Faith Evan’s “Love Like This” BRSB’s 55 is reinvigorating tunes both well known and helping to shed some light on tunes still largely undiscovered. However, some of the strongest tunes on the album are original compositions, from spaced out Disco vibes on “Beetham Highway Ride” and “Port Of Spain Hustle” to the ugly face inspiring drums of “Laventille Road March”. Recorded to analog 8 track tape at The Mocambo Studios in Hamburg, 55 is a gritty, punchy journey in sound drawing on music from around the world, using production aesthetics from across both eras and genres, all coming together seamlessly. If the 45s that have already come out on Mocambo, Plane Jane, and Truth & Soul are an indication, this full length is going to be a staple to both casual listeners and Disc Jockeys alike.

Annotation last modified on 2016-07-25 16:51 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleRatingLength
1PIMP53:15
2Laventille Road March3:11
3Bacao Suave3:29
4Tropical Heat3:39
5Jungle Fever2:48
6Scorpio2:46
7Beetham Highway Ride3:08
8Tender Trap
co-producer:
Sebastian Nagel
producer:
Björn Wagner
alto saxophone:
Bernhard Hümmer (The Mighty Mocambos, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band)
bass guitar:
Victor Kohn
electric guitar and steelpan:
Sebastian Nagel and Björn Wagner
membranophone and percussion:
Lucas Kochbeck (Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, Magic Source)
trombone:
Ben Greenslade-Stanton
trumpet:
Philipp Püschel
phonographic copyright by:
Big Crown Records
3:34
9Dog Was a Doughnut
co-producer:
Sebastian Nagel
producer:
Björn Wagner
bass guitar:
Victor Kohn
electric guitar and steelpan:
Sebastian Nagel and Björn Wagner
membranophone:
Lucas Kochbeck (Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, Magic Source)
phonographic copyright by:
Big Crown Records
instrumental cover recording of:
Was Dog a Doughnut?
lyricist:
Bruce Lynch, Jean-Alain Roussel and Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam)
composer:
Bruce Lynch and Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam)
publisher:
Ashtar Music B.V.
3:21
10Police in Helicopter
3:50
11Queen of Cheeba4:02
12Love Like This
co-producer:
Sebastian Nagel
producer:
Björn Wagner
baritone saxophone:
Bernhard Hümmer (The Mighty Mocambos, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band)
bass guitar:
Victor Kohn
electric guitar and steelpan:
Sebastian Nagel and Björn Wagner
membranophone:
Sascha Weise
percussion:
Florian Bronk
trombone:
Ben Greenslade-Stanton
trumpet:
Sebastian Drescher
phonographic copyright by:
Big Crown Records
instrumental cover recording of:
Love Like This
writer:
Schon-Jomel Crawford, Bernard Edwards, Clarence Emery, Faith Evans, Ron Lawrence (US hip-hop producer aka Amen-Ra), Nile Rodgers and Sean Combs (Sean John Combs, also known as Puff Daddy or P. Diddy)
4:08
13Port of Spain Hustle
3:22
14Goodbye3:33
15Round & Round3:33
16PIMP (version)3:07