Kinsky – Easy Now
Sydney based Reggae outfit Kinsky are just about to release their debut LP, and have dropped a few tunes, with my pick being ‘Easy Now’ which brings to mind Kiwi Reggae powerhouses Katchafire. Look out for the album release on Foriegndub.
Here’s the other two tunes they dropped;
For more on these guys, here’s the presser;
“KINSKY was born in Sydney, Australia. The music was inspired by many a late night of jamming to the classic icons of roots reggae: Max Romeo, Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy, Bob Marley, Lee Scratch Perry, Jamaica. Jason Whalley of Frenzal Rhomb assisted on the production of a demo of original tunes written by Sydney musicians Ernie Garland and Dave Murray. This demo motivated friends and fellow musicians from around globe, including Spain, the U.K., Macau and the United States, to gather in Barcelona at Estudis DRnR, the musical home of producer DoctR’n’Ric.
DoctR’n’Ric was the perfect match for Kinsky, having worked extensively with such reggae luminaries as the Heptones, The Pioneers, Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan, Morodo, Chukki Star and many others. In September 2010, Kinsky arrived at the Doctor’s studio, a 400-year-old converted farmhouse situated in the mountains north-west of Barcelona. It provided an idyllic setting for the international, reggae-fired line-up to lay down their debut album, “Sunset on the Good Fight”.
Why Kinsky? The band name was inspired by the great German actor Klaus Kinski. Kinski was a passionate mad-man with a taste for the macabre. He exemplified intensity of vision. Wrath. Frustration with the ordinary and the mediocre. A destructive and ultimately creative, liberating power. An inspiration for living life in an uncompromising fashion.
Featuring special guests Joan Vergés (The Pepper Pots) on the drums and vocalist Benjammin. Also with Simon Kay and Pep Tarradas (tpt); Ricard Vinyets and Dave Wray (t sax); Scotty Kinmont and Ignasi Sobrepera (tbn); the Sey Sisters (Edna, Yoly and Kathy) and the Sydney Sisters (Claire Fearon and Chrissy Psylliakos) (vox); and His Majesty Alphonsu, The Baddest Most Highly Enlightened (donkey braying).”