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The Eternal Party

by Red Beat

Released 2016
Manic Machine Products
Released 2016
Manic Machine Products
Out of the fire of post punk, dub-rockers, Red Beat, enter a new funked-up, soulful phase, still tinged with reggae and rock flavours, but addressing emotional issues with honesty and power.
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Remastered tunes from early 80's London. The three Jones brothers still working with the guitar power of Kevin Mann for the bulk of the tunes which were recorded for Miles Copeland (former manager of the Police) in Ladbroke Grove , London. Legendary sound sculptor, Marc Lusardi also engineers two of the songs including the title track. One Welsh tune on the album was recorded at Sain Studios in North Wales with bass player Mark Whiteley (Folk …
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Five Elements

by Roy Jones

Released 2016
Dragon Music
Released 2016
Dragon Music
Exploring the 5 elements of life in a style which blends jazz, rock, reggae and Celtic folk and pays homage to the creativity and analogue synth sounds of the eighties.
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Roy Jones returns from a five year gap with a rich concept album "Five Elements" which explores the ancient building blocks of life: earth, air, fire, water and space through the medium of songwriting. The style and mood of each piece is very different from its accompanying songs giving, a vibrancy and originality to the work. The songs definitely capture the ethos of the eighties both in vocal and instrumental styles. Indeed, some of the …
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Dredzilla
2015
Dredzilla

Conscious Love - EP

by Dredzilla

Released 2015
Bounce Music
Released 2015
Bounce Music
Passionate electronic music with words and melodies from deep in the human heart.
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This new EP from dRedzilla brings a more pop approach with the electrohouse tunes, One Energy and Limitless as well as some interesting collaborations with rapper Normbeatz which bring new life to Bulletproof Feeling with both a new Dubstep and a Moombahton version of the original which features on the last EP. One instrumental track brings a Celtic flavour to the mix, Cenfigen (Welsh for' jealousy') uses some jigs and reels played by multi instrumentalist …
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Red Beat
2014
Red Beat

Limitless

by Dredzilla

Released 02/10/2015
Bounce Music
Released 02/10/2015
Bounce Music
This is a vocal-driven, pop-electro-house tune with a positive, optimistic lyric.
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dRedzilla is a vocalist/producer making original dance music favouring Dubstep and Electro-House beats. The lyrics tend to be upbeat and carry a positive message. Based in West Wales UK, dRedzilla aka Roy Jones works from a home studio. He has just released 2 rock albums under the name Red Beat and this single Limitless is a return to a more contemporary style with Dubstep influenced bass and side-chained synth driving at 128bpm.

The Wheel

by Red Beat

Released 2014
Manic Machine Products
Released 2014
Manic Machine Products
Apocalyptic Dub-Rock from the streets of post punk London
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All the tunes on this album were written and performed by cult band, Red Beat between 1979 and 1981. Some of them were originally released on vinyl and have been digitally re-mastered . Several tracks are taken from live recordings at Red Beat gigs in Middlesborough and Brighton in 1981 and have been reworked by vocalist Roy Jones aka dRedzilla. These include the tracks Ritual Sacrifice, Searching for Change, Cool War, Fire Dance and Child. The Wheel was reworked …
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Endless Waiting Game

by Red Beat

Released 2014
Bounce Music
Released 2014
Bounce Music
High energy, new wave rock with original, quirky, unexpected vocals, guitar, bass and drums from cult, London-based indie band, Red Beat , featuring 12 remastered songs from the late 70's.
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Red Beat came to prominence during the post-punk era in the London rock scene along with bands like Theatre of Hate, Killing Joke and Ski Patrol. Now for the first time they have released their early catalogue of songs from the early days when they were breaking their balls in small pubs and clubs in London and the south of England, learning the craft. These songs are far more optimistic and up beat than the …
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One Energy

by Dredzilla

Released 2013
Bounce Music
Released 2013
Bounce Music
Electronic dance music with a positive message.
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One Energy, the new single from Conscious Vibe Electronic Dance artist, dRedzilla, is a move from the hard ass drop style of Dubstep to a more pop orientated House style. The message reaches out to challenge everyone to realise their connection to everyone and everything and to understand that inner change, changes the whole world of each person. One energy stretches past barriers of gender or race to a place where all people and cultures …
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Red Beat: Machines in Motion (Remix)

by Dredzilla

Released 2013
Bounce Music
Released 2013
Bounce Music
Electronic dance, dub, drum and bass remix of an original 80's indie classic by Red Beat.
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I originally wrote and recorded this song in 1979 for indie label, Malicious Damage Records, Killing Joke's London based label. It was single of the week in influential British music paper, Melody Maker and went on to sell all 3,000 12" vinyl singles produced (which are now worth loads on ebay!). Red Beat recorded the song at Soho's Gooseberry studios with legendary sound engineer, Mark Lusardi. The heavy dub reggae influence Mark brought to the original record, has …
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Pure Victory - EP

by Dredzilla

Released 2012
Bounce Music
Released 2012
Bounce Music
"Conscious vibe" Dubstep, with soulful r&b singing, big bass and wicked drops!
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This EP is a collection of Dubstep tunes from dRedzilla, all written and recorded in the early part of 2012. Sounds are all generated using Massive with drums programmed on Logic Pro. DredZilla describes his music as "conscious vibe dubstep", this reflects the lyrical content which is an essential aspect of the overall sound. The following quote is taken from his website:

'What is conscious vibe Dubstep?

"Conscious vibe", was a term applied to 80's reggae …
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Diamond Rain

by Roy Jones

Released 2012
Lotusdragon
Released 2012
Lotusdragon
Dubstep, with roots in both pop and real dub, which brings a positive hope-fueled message, in a tough economic time.
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This track is a departure in style from the loop/guitar style of Red Lotus. Formerly involved as singer/songwriter for London based dub-rock outfit, "Red Beat", Roy has drawn on these early Dub-Reggae influences and combined them with modern electronic sounds to produce a Dubstep track in a classic single format. This is the flagship track for a new album which is in the pipeline.

Chaozmos

by Roy Jones & Marc Elton

Released 2011
Dragon Music
Released 2011
Dragon Music
Relaxing, light but lively Celtic World Music combining traditional fiddle and celtic harp with world rhythms and soothing vocals.
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Chaozmos was originally released on CD in 1997 under the band name"Ysbryd", a Welsh word which means 'spirit'. The band, from West Wales, comprised of Marc Elton on Violin, Mandolin and Pipes and Roy Jones on Keyboards, Celtic Harp and Vocals. The word 'chaosmos' appears in Irish writer, James Joyce's masterpiece of ambiguity - 'Finnegans Wake'. It is a fusion of the words chaos and cosmos. It was decided to change the spelling of the …
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Red Lotus

by Roy Jones

Released 2010
Lotusdragon
Released 2010
Lotusdragon
Ground-breaking, up-beat trax with a mixture of classic and contemporary vocal styles and lush harmonies. Lyrics which challenge the listeners to look deep into themselves and question the world. Sampling genres as diverse as rock, reggae, dance and rap.
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First solo release from Red Beat vocalist Roy Jones: Red Lotus is a searching album which draws on 80's punk and reggae, Latin grooves and Jazz chords mixed with Buddhist philosophy which pushes the listener into reflecting on what we could do to make the World a better place. Every track is up tempo with interesting guitar riffs, the occasional Celtic Harp, lush strings and jazzy brass arrangements all built on a confident drum 'n …
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