DA1YAH Records – Coral Garden Rock feat Trinity – 10” single
Oh 10” single, what a slightly odd thing you are! I am not quite sure whether you are the odd kid in school who never quite fitted in, or the supremely cool kid who was good looking and great at everything. I have a feeling you are the latter, slightly awkward in that you don’t fit in my 7” box and slightly maverick that you push your way to the front of the 12” section. You certainly give more than a standard single, but also leave the listener wanting more. The 10” in question for this piece is ‘Coral Garden Rock’ through the rather cool French label DA1YAH Records. Being in the ‘not sure I like you’ camp for 10” singles, I think I have been won over. As in this case, good song + cool label = excellent 10” single.
Format jabbering aside this is a quality single, it has more winning elements than some of your run of the mill releases. Any song that announces itself with some big Satta Massagana horns has something to say. Vocals are from Trinity aka Jamaican deejay Wade Brammer. Not sure why I have never come across him before, but he has an impressive back catalogue.
He has a slightly pleading quality to his voice which fits the anti-Babylon lyrics. A little vulnerable but strong in sentiment and once you add in a nice simple bassline, some echoey effects, you have a reggae track that says to me ‘roots classic’.
Credit also goes to Judi K and Ras1yah for the mix and dubbing, more evidence that there are some damn good reggae producers coming out of France. It is something that I have said before, but it does give me a warm glow to think the production line of good reggae is strong. I have added a link below to SoundCloud, have a listen for yourself. If you are tempted in parting with your cash, then head to the DA1YAH discogs page.
It is probably just me that ponders over record formats, I really should just get a life, but if you have anything to say on the matter leave a comment below. If you don’t fancy that, then a social media share would be just as appreciated. Long live the 10” single……!
Bless, Paper Lion