'OCCUPY' the single is a walloping kick from London Afrobeat Collective, leading the momentum for the local, global, positive dance movement that is stirring for the summer of 2012!
After stampeding through a few studio hours, exploring deep musical roots and topical yet relentless social issues, LAC present their new single, and with brand spanking remixes too, are poised to take an Olympic running jump at your ears!
'Occupy the streets and buildings - Say we got to make a change'! Is the rallying cry of London Afrobeat Collective.
The unapologetic sonic blasts - did someone say 'afro dub noise bomb'?! remind crowds that it is essential and unavoidable that we wake up, listen and figure out what actually is happening here?! Now!
The music is happening now and promoting unification on the dancefloor. Let's unite in the rest of our lives too.
'Occupy' the single, encourages all of us to stand up and be heard! and one huge aaaaarrrrrgghhhh! as the privileged minority continue to control and benefit disproportionately from the world's wealth whilst the majority who actually generate the wealth and create the economy work harder and harder for less reward. Cowboy casino type bankers are receiving huge bonuses after tax payer bail outs? Tax breaks for the super rich? Cuts, cuts, cuts, and privatization eclipsing pensions and healthcare.
In the countries where there is extreme suffering and abuse, where there is no social security or welfare, give them some protection, support and education!
It's easy to feel down trodden and apathetic through the seemingly suffocating control of governments. But whilst they try to bully us into dependency we must remember we still have choices and can collectively combine our droplets of positivity to create a whole ocean to drown confusion and fear.
......The release comes flanked by four sizzling remixes, hot for the dancefloor and hungry ears. Up first is a wonderfully dubbed out hip-hop glitch dream from the excellent Mother Nature’s Orchestra. Then there’s a killer Old School House workout from East London vintage studio don Claws For? (Clause Four/Modern Soul Records). The third remix is a Carl Craig style tech-house banger from Fear of the Rave, and finally an in your face no holds barred dub version by LAC’s own trumpeter Mr. Andy ‘Weltic’ Watts.
Get ready .....
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New album in production. Some BIG tunes ready for recording later in the year.
released July 20, 2012
Recorded at Smokehouse Studios, London
Produced by Alex Farrell & LAC
Engineered by Sonny