ROGER RIVAS: Wild Island b/w Midnight Calling (Vinyl 7″)

ROGER RIVAS:  Wild Island b/w Midnight CallingHere’s news, (and not for the first time today) of a limited 45 coming in the early part of 2021 from the Happy People Records label – this time from Roger Rivas. As regular MB readers will know, Rivas is the organist for and a founder member of The Aggrolites – proponents of ‘dirty reggae’ i.e. their L.A. take on the boss reggae sound of ’69. Here however, the grooves are rhythmically inspired by the rocksteady era immediately preceding that of early reggae. Wild Island is the more uptempo of these two Mittoo-esque instrumental cuts but it’s B-side Midnight Calling with hypnotic melodies positively cinematic in scope, that is the monkey’s preferred cut.
(Out 12 March on Happy People Records)


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