Prince Fatty Supersize
Prince Fatty - Supersize
(CD/LP/Digital) Mr Bongo MRBCD069/MRBLP069, 2010-11-01

Renowned sound engineer and record producer Mike 'Prince Fatty' Pelanconi has been a prominent member of the reggae and dub scene in the UK since the mid 90s. Finding himself frustrated by the tempos and mixes of certain records he loved - typified by DJing onetime after Don Letts who had already played half his selection - he set about recording his own versions with a supergroup of London's finest reggae musicians. “I have worked with many of the UK-based reggae musicians at one point or another so I went about selecting the best possible musicians from my experiences with two criteria in mind - the best skills and the most vibe. At the same time my Dub Supervisor and Reggae Jedi aka Little Roy and I started to record tracks for his new album and I found myself recording reggae every day. The Pioneers were dropping by my studio, Alcapone was cutting specials and singers like Winston Francis were just hanging out.” As well as versions of favorite reggae and soul songs, two tracks stand out - Ol' Dirty Bastard's Shimmy Shimmy Ya and Insane in the Brain by Cypress Hill.

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