Kenny Knots – Love Light (Reggae Roast)
Kenny Knots/Manasseh ‘Love Light’ (Reggae Roast)
Release date: 12th March 2012
Format: 12″ / Digital
‘Love Light’ is the exciting new single from Kenny Knots and the first offering from Reggae Roast in 2012. After the success of ‘Sensi Skank’, which placed at No. 2 in the Juno best of 2011 chart and received widespread support from the likes of David Rodigan (“British Reggae at its best”), RR Records deliver another slice of hard hitting dub. Manasseh once again steps up to the task of producing a guaranteed dance-floor smash, cementing the label as one of the most consistent new imprints for roots music in the UK.
‘Love Light’ is a high energy stepper, spreading a message of love and unity against the oppression of the Babylon system. This four track release features the main vocal with UK dancehall veteran Kenny Knots, instrumental and dub versions courtesy of the masterful Nick Manasseh and a heavy dubstep remix by BunZer0; the kingpin of the Belgium scene.
Since the mid 80’s Kenny Knots has represented British reggae and dancehall to the fullest. With his standout sing-jay vocalist style, he first came to prominence with his smash hit ‘Watch How the People Dem Dancing’ released on Unity Records in 1986. It went on to become one of the best known tracks of that era, selling tens of thousands of copies worldwide. Since then Kenny has worked with the who’s who of European reggae including Jah Tubby’s, Honest Johns, Conscious Sounds, Mungo’s HiFi and Iration Steppas. With a new solo album set to be released on Scotch Bonnet Records in the coming months, 2012 is set to be a huge year for Kenny Knots.
Nick Manasseh has been deeply involved in the development of the UK roots scene for the past two decades, championing his distinctive production style with many of the biggest talents of his generation. He is also responsible for introducing many new people to the genre through his seminal radio show on Kiss FM which ran for a staggering 12 years. ‘Love Light’, his second production on the label, after the hit ‘Reggae Music’ by Earl 16, showcases his versatile style with a jump up, stepping rhythm and monster bass line.
Reggae Roast strike again, offering another forward thinking remix of the original, an approach which over the years has set the label apart from your average roots reggae imprint. BunZer0 is one of the most respected purveyors of the deeper side of dubstep. His weekly radio show on Sub FM, Top 10 DJ award (Dubstep Forum 2011) and sets alongside the likes of Skream, Pinch and Loefah have given BunZ worldwide recognition.
Now on their ninth release, Reggae Roast is a leading light in the new generation of dub music. With DJ bookings across Europe and a steady release schedule featuring some of the hottest talent around, 2012 is set to be their biggest year yet. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming releases featuring artists such as; Hollie Cook, Linval Thompson, Earl 16, RackNRuin and Congo Natty. More Fire!