The Eternal Party

Red Beat

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.

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 Devils and The Stranglers), and produced by Dafydd Iwan and Hefin Ellis. Golden Ghost was recorded at the Boilerhouse in High Wycombe. All these songs were performed live in London and the home counties in 1983 and 1984. Red Beat went on to sign with a German label but that's a story for the next album.

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Five Elements

Roy Jones

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.

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 songs were actually written in the mid eighties and this EP represents the completion of a long held vision. From the chilled reggae of Water, to the Celtic folk of Earth Mother this EP will continue to surprise and delight your senses with its scope and breadth of vision.

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Conscious Love - EP

Dredzilla

Passionate electronic music with words and melodies from deep in the human heart.

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 Marc Elton to create a unique acoustic electronic fusion with the dark power of the Dubstep beat driving it forward. The title track, Conscious Love, departs from standard Dance genre tempos to create a song which has echoes of 80's synthpop while using a very contemporary sound palette. Lyrically as usual, dRedzilla, stretches the listener with concepts such as interconnectedness, infinite possibilities, optimism in the face of difficulties and the liberating nature of conscious love.

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Limitless

Dredzilla

This is a vocal-driven, pop-electro-house tune with a positive, optimistic lyric.

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.

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The Wheel

Red Beat

Apocalyptic Dub-Rock from the streets of post punk London

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 from a studio recording with added synth and new vocals in a more bluesy style. Mystical Cult is an uncut live recording run off the desk at the UK Subs gig at Middlesborough where Red Beat played support. The rock line up was Chris Thompson on bass, Kevin Mann on guitar, Paul Jones on drums and his brother Roy on vocals. Machines in Motion , Red Beat and Cut Dub have Martin Jones on guitar and Majid Ahmed on bass while the reggae tune More or Less Cut features Roy on bass. Roy also plays keyboards on The Wheel and Shadow Boxing.

During the time when these tunes were written and performed, the band lived in squats in London's Ladbroke Grove/Notting Hill Gate area. They were originally on Killing Joke's label, Malicious Damage and then formed there own label, Manic Machine Products and released their music through Rough Trade Distribution, making them one of the first real 'Indie' bands. They recorded a session for legendary BBC radio one DJ, Jon Peel in 1980, which he repeated twice. This is available only on the CD 'The Missing Album' which was released in 2004. The version of the hard hitting track, 'See' on this album, is taken from Red Beat's first single on their own label and recorded at Matrix Studios in London. For a full discography visit the manicmachine website.

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Endless Waiting Game

Red Beat

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.

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 dour post apocalyptic dub-metal thrash of their later sound on 'The Missing Album'. Originally recorded on a 4-track machine at The Boilerhouse and engineered by Derek Timms, these songs, which were all played in one take by a gig-sharp band, have been painstakingly remastered and repaired by Roy Jones, Red Beat's singer and lyricist for the bulk of this body of songs. The guitarist and drummer are Roy's brothers Martin and Paul, with Majid Ahmed on bass. Influences you can hear include XTC, Blondie, The Ruts, Elvis Costello, Jo Jackson as well as PIL and Killing Joke who's drummer, Big Paul Ferguson was a friend of the bands' and plays on the track 'Television Hum'. This was an experimental and exciting time for rock music and some of these songs show great originality and freshness from a band whose average age must have been around 20.

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One Energy

Dredzilla

Electronic dance music with a positive message.

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 are respected, fostering a world of unity through diversity.

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Red Beat: Machines in Motion (Remix)

Dredzilla

Electronic dance, dub, drum and bass remix of an original 80's indie classic by Red Beat.

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 been emphasized in this 2013 remix. Sound bites and some vocals have been used but the guitars have been replaced using a vintage Telecaster. At 170 bpm it seemed inevitable that the mix would end as a drum and bass tune. It was an adventurous exploration at the time and this remix, while boosting the song's power with new digital techniques, sounds and mastering, retains the explorative spirit by bringing contemporary Dubstep and Moombahton techniques into the mix.

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