Luciano – Rub-A-Dub Market

June 9, 2011

Luciano received great acclaim for 2010’s two albums: ‘United States Of Africa’ (produced by Paris-born Frenchie) and ‘Write My Name’ (for Georgia-based Rawle Collins). Now he has taken his penchant for working outside Jamaica even further, teaming up with Austria’s IrieVibrations (who were behind Perfect’s ‘Born Dead With Life’ in 2008 – one of the best longplayers of that year).

Luciano - Rub-A-Dub MarketWhere the previous two records used Jamaican musicians like Style Scott and Sly & Robbie, these backing tracks were built by IrieVibrations at their studio in Vienna. And at times the anti-slackness lyrics to opener Rub-A-Dub Market could be aimed at the exalted status of cultural reggae beyond the island when Luci sings “Carry me music over Rub A Dub market and the music sell off”.

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