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Wednesday, Feb 07 2018 | 15:00
Image: 1617804 Following on from the success of their EP and its subsequent remix project on Wah Wah 45s, South London Afro-dub warriors Soothayers deliver the first offering from their forthcoming album, Tradition, to be released in June.

"Dis Cant be right, Dat can't be right" is the chorus response on new single, Dis & Dat. So, how long is this song you might wonder as in 2018 there seems to be so many things that sit at odds with each other that verses could go on for an eternity. However, Soothsayers list of issues is succinct - Dis & Dat is not a lesson in politics or socio-economics, but rather a song aimed at bringing us together and something we could all sing if No. 45 (we can't say his name) ever dares to visit our shores, or at any event where a current Government minister is the main attraction.

Quotes from two Jamaican greats - "Sharpen the small axe, cut the big tree, the hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory" - reignite hope in the power of human action and resistance via some uplifting big Afro grooves, Soothsayers style.

Remixes on this vibrant new singles come from erstwhile Fila Brazillia legend Steve Cobby who comes up with a trademark mid-tempo four-to-the-floor dub-infused stomper, while young gun and rising star, Ben Hauke, conjures up a foot friendly, percussive broken latin gem a la 4-Hero that's already doing lots of business on the dance floor.

Dis & Dat is released on February 9th both digitally and on hand-stamped 12", limited to just 100 copies, also featuring the SMBD Warrior Dub of Blinded Souls, on vinyl for the very first time.

Previous radio support comes from Tom Ravenscroft, Huey Morgan and Craig Charles on BBC 6Music, as well as David Rodigan and Jazzie B.

Soothsayers will be celebrating this release with a unique full live show at The Jazz Café in London on Friday February 9th, alongside sets from Ben Romans-Hopcraft (of Childhood fame) and Miles Wu-Lu, the twin sons of frontman Robin Hopcraft.

1 Dis & Dat (Ben Hauke Remix)
2 Dis & Dat (Radio Edit Dub)
3 Dis & Dat (Steve Cobby Remix)
4 Blinded Souls (SMBD Warrior Dub) Available from 09.03.2018
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