DREADZONE have announced details of the 3rd single to be taken from their critically acclaimed album, Eye On The Horizon. Yeah Man will be released digitally via Dubwiser / Essential Music on 1st August 2010 via all good download stores.
Building on the success of the Trolley Snatcha and She Is Danger remixes of single Gangster, which received extensive airplay on Radio 1, 1Xtra and further afield, Yeah Man features remixes from two of the UK’s most in-demand producers; Engine-Earz Experiment and Warrior One.
Having proved they have well and truly got the Dreadzone vibe, She Is Danger and Engine-Earz will also hit the road with Dreadzone, joining them on their mammoth 27-date Eye On The Horizon Autumn UK tour.
Warrior One are 2 people. One of them is called 4. Both are 29. One lives East London. One lives West. One is from Dublin. One of them isn’t. One is the producer. One is the reducer. Warrior One are the rising sound of urban UK House. The share a love of everything from Jungle to Hip Hop, Disco, Funk Soul, Afro, House, Ragga, Pop… You name it. Their tunes and remixes get played regularly by the likes of MistaJam, Ras Kwame and Rob Da Bank.
Engine-Earz Experiment is a UK based musical collective born out of the Dubstep scene, created by multi-instrumentalist/producer Prashant Mistry. Fans range from Nitin Sawhney and Lisa Gerrard through to Enter The Shikari and Basement Jaxx. Prash’s recent remixes include the likes of Sean Paul, Basement Jaxx, Dreadzone, Skitz, Sway and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and as a DJ he has performed alongside Chase and Status, Shy FX, Caspa, Skream, Rodigan, Rusko, Benga to name but a few.
London-based, female producer / engineer / performer duo She is Danger are The Dames Of Dub. Their self-released debut Hurt You was NME Radio’s Single Of The Week, and their remixes of Gorillaz, Groove Armada, Ellie Goulding, Delphic and Crystal Fighters have earned them spins by the likes of Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Annie Nightingale, Eddie Temple Morris, Nic Harcourt, and more.
The Dreadzone Story
The Dreadzone story began back in 1980’s in West London with the fall out that came after the legendary Clash split. Mick Jones recruited Greg Dread and Leo Williams as the rhythm section of his new band, Big Audio Dynamite and when B.A.D went their separate ways, Greg and Leo formed Dreadzone and never looked back.
Alan McGee’s Creation Records released Dreadzone’s first, groundbreaking album 360. Their seminal 1995 album Second Light recived massive support from John Peel, who included the album in his top ten favourite albums of all time. The top 20 hit from that album Little Britain has since gone on to acquire cult status.
15 years, 6 albums, hundreds of festival performances and thousands of gigs later, Dreadzone are basking in the glory of critical acclaim. Their recently released album Eye On The Horizon received extensive positive coverage around the world, with Rock N Reel magazine declaring it “a minor modern masterpiece”, and The Sun declaring that the band’s fire brand mix of dace energised dub still has power. The Dread sound is now, more than ever, a part of the musical landscape of this country.
Dreadzone are Greg Dread, original bassmaster Leo Williams, the unmistakable MC Spee, legendary Studio One vocalist Earl 16 alongside Chris Compton on guitar and Chris Oldfield on technology.