Lazy Habits are influenced by a world of different musical eras, from hip-hop to Dixieland, trad jazz and funk; the UK band have supported the likes of Mos Def and Bonobo in addition to performing at Glastonbury and Bestival. Now transferring their multi layered sounds to an album, the band have definitely put to the test the mini orchestra’s ability to capture the essence of their output on wax. Job done!
If you hadn’t guessed already, Rhiza is all about championing the independent music scene, whether it be emerging artists or veterans of the industry so when we heard Dreadzone’s new studio album Escapades, we just had to help the band celebrate it’s 20th year with their indie release on Dubwiser Records.
Dreadzone, originally started by Big Audio Dynamite’s drummer Greg Roberts and musician, engineer Tim Bran and heavily championed by the late great, John Peel, have had a 7 album career and built a faithful fanbase for their energy filled live performances.
Greg Dread, original bassmaster Leo Williams, the unmistakable MC Spee, legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16 alongside Chris Compton on guitar and Bazil on technology make up the current Dreadzone live line up and “Escapades” their 7th album was recorded at fellow Big Audio Dynamite member and The Clash’s, Mick Jones studio aswell as Dread Central in West London. The 10 track album was co-produced by Tim Bran and also features Mick Jones on ‘Too Late’ and vocalist Lena Cullen.
It’s available on CD, Vinyl and to download here