Sun Salutation – Dubs & Mixes
Paying tribute to the good old reggae tradition of following up a studio album with a well crafted collection of dubs & versions, Cologne based producer/dj/drummer RAZOOF aka Uwe Lehr finally presents his fifth longplayer. Made of 14 fresh, dub infused tracks & classy remixes, Sun Salutation unites a string of top notch electronica producers from around the globe, heavily inspired by RAZOOF’s previous album effort „High Tide Low Tide“.
New York based global beat hero ZEB („The Spy from Cairo“), GELKA from Budapest (of WAX ON records and CAFE DEL MAR fame), Cologne dubhouse dons SALZ, Mister LEVTHAND (aka CAN 7), infamous dubbernauts CHIN CHILLAZ, swedish reggae legend INTERNAL DREAD and GANGA from the balears all layed hands on their favourite RAZOOF music, adding quite a bit of their personal touch. As the icing on the cake, RAZOOF blended in some rare original material (like a.o. an extended version of his monster tune for JAH LOVE Recordings, „Universal Love“, as well as the legendary KIESER.VELTEN rework of the infectious „Lambs Bread“, both previously only available on vinyl).
Vocalists on Sun Salutation include the legendary LADY ALMA (known for her exceptional work with a.o. KING BRITT and 4HERO), reggae crooners SEBASTIAN STURM and DON ABI, jazz singer SOFIA PATTERSON from Sweden and RAZOOF’s SOLAR MOON cohort TOM DAMS, joined by first call musicians and long time RAZOOF collaborators like drummer Thomas Kessler or sax player Ismael Diallo. They all contributed to a unique and amazingly organic album that came about without even being planned exactly.
„Somehow, it just happened“ says RAZOOF. „When I do my sun salutation yoga exercises in the morning, I try not to have any expectations. And every time I feel that’s like a gift to me. It was like that also when I decided to send the soundfiles to some of my friends around the world so they could do their magic. I was just curious to what they would create – now I am really proud of the result.“