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SOUL SUGAR: East Of The River Nile (2013)

Soul Sugar follow in the footsteps of Augustus Pablo with their new single and cover of Pablo’s ’77 classic East Of The River Nile. Those with more than a basic knowledge of the reggae legend will know that literally ‘following in the footsteps’ of Pablo would involve producing a large body of well respected musical work, smoking a prodigious amount of ‘erb and ultimately passing away due to a collapsed lung after only forty four years. Lucky I was only speaking metaphorically then. Here we are presented with a dirty great lo-fi funky reggae rework of Pablo’s track and we should be rather pleased with the Parisian crew’s version which comes out (correctly) on wax and gets – er – versioned on the flip.
(Out now on digital/ mid-November on Gee Recordings)

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