ZamZam Sounds presents a truly monumental album, the third release on our 10”/12”/LP imprint Khaliphonic, in partnership once again with Llorona Records straight out of Colombia. Strictly limited to 1000 copies for the world (500 copies to Colombia) – No repress – No digital
After last year’s Dub De Gaita 12” pairing Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto with producer Adrian Sherwood, ZamZam and Llorona knew we wanted to continue the partnership by releasing more material from the same incredible sessions that produced the three tracks on the single. The Dub De Gaita Vols II and III double LP is the result, a towering achievement in cumbia, dub, and international musical cross-pollination.
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto are Colombian cumbia roots icons, legendary in their homeland as guardians of ancient regional musical and cultural traditions. Here they are joined by another legend, On-U Sound founder and dub producer Adrian Sherwood. Alongside Llorona Records ́s Diego Gómez, Sherwood and the band have created an absolutely unique sound that seamlessly blends timeless cumbia rhythms and sonorities with powerfully restrained dub mixing and low end power.
It is no exaggeration or hyperbole to call this mystical music, a heart-centered psychogeographical journey from the Caribbean Coast of Colombia through Jamaica and UK dubscapes. The heartbeat rhythms this team explores so deftly unite musical cultures in such a natural way that the sound they produce feels almost inevitable. Vocal exhortations, massed flutes, organic bass and keys, extraordinary volleys of percussion, echo trails, reggae skanks, and truly masterful arrangements and dubbing make this a simply crucial release. Miles beyond most attempts at intercultural musical fusion, we guarantee you will be mesmerized by the beauty and power of Dub De Gaita. There is simply nothing else like it.
Produced by Adrian Sherwood and Diego Gómez, mixed by Adrian Sherwood at On-U Sound. Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at Sound Masters UK. Special guests include On-U Sound crew George Oban and Skip McDonald, and the Ital Horns.