Horace Andy and Ashley Beedle Collaborate
- Words: Jennifer Marston
Now that Amp Fiddler and Sly & Robbie have turned their wonderful union into a successful album release, U.K.-based Strut Records looks to the next collaboration in its ongoing Inspiration Information series.
For the second Inspiration album, the label paired Studio One legend Horace Andy with Ashley Beedle (of X-Press 2/Ballistic Brothers fame). The resulting 11 tracks combine club and roots reggae and, as Beedle himself states, the record is "is all about the drums." It was recorded in five days in London last fall, and the guys even included a cover of Bob Marley's "Hypocrites" and an acoustic version of The Rolling Stones' "Angie."
Now, of course, a few remixes are planned as well, and are currently rumored to be coming courtesy of Soul Jazz Orchestra, Pinch, Mala, and Toddla T. Inspiration Information is out March 3.
Inspiration Information - Horace Andy/Ashley Beedle
01 When the Rain Falls
02 Watch We
03 Seek It
04 Rasta Don't
05 Hypocrite Dog
06 The Light
08 2 Way Traffic
09 Babylon You Lose
10 Hot Hot Hot
11 Festival Song
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