New Age Steppers

Foundation Steppers [2021 Reissue]

£18.99
  • New Age Steppers - Foundation Steppers [2021 Reissue]
19th March 2021 / LP / On-U Sound
     

New Age Steppers

Foundation Steppers [2021 Reissue]

£18.99

Available on vinyl for the first time since it's original release in 1983.

Released: 19th March 2021
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 19th March 2021. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

The third New Age Steppers arrived in 1983 and marked a sea change in approach, a warmer sounding record than the two thrilling-but-abrasive LPs that had preceded it.

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+ Sleeve notes and interviews by Oli Warwick

Part of this was down to frontwoman Ari Up moving to Jamaica and instigating proceedings with a session at the legendary Channel One with Style Scott and a JA horn section, before bringing the tapes back to London for Adrian Sherwood to work on. The other big factor was bringing in Bim Sherman to step up to the mic on several tracks, after interpreting some of his material on the previous albums. His distinctive croon works as the perfect foil to Ari’s own vocal takes, and the resulting album is perhaps the closest the collective got to laying down an album that is identifiably roots reggae, albeit still breaking tradition with colourful synth tones and a post-punk production sensibility.

Format /LP
Released /19th March 2021
Catalogue / ONULP21
Barcode / 5060263722755
Artist / New Age Steppers
Label /On-U Sound
Genre / Reggae & Dub
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