Henry & Louis Ft. Prince Green – Every Time (ZamZam01) Review
“Dubs for the dance, sounds from the well” A very fitting mission statement by this new 7" label from Portland called ZamZam Sounds... This record seems to have appeared on the racks of record shops out of nowhere, packaged in a screen-printed card sleeve, this 7" vinyl, limited to 500 copies, contains two heady cuts of dub music produced by Bristol’s Henry & Louis, featuring Prince Green, who now resides in Kingston, JA. On the A Side, a haunting vocal sways over a tough foundation of drum and bass. layered with echo, horns and loose percussion the atmosphere intensifies further on the flip side... On 'Every Dub' the melody becomes more sparse and the rhythm increases it's grip. A very spacious mix, yet drenched in sound and vibration. meditational music to strengthen the soul. Both tracks are soaked in vintage reverbs and tape delays raining over a pounding bassline, reminiscent of the kind of gear Jah Shaka would play at the dance. After asking Andy Scholes (one half of 'Henry & Louis') for more information on these tracks and he tells me they were created in Bristol around 1996-7, and have only circulated on dubplate over the years. Ezra Ereckson, the founder of the BSI label and owner of ZamZam, was one of the few to own it and he decided it had to be released on his new Imprint. A heavy piece of wax in a great piece of packaging, this one is geared for the Soundsystem and will appeal to the collectors as well - Highly Recommended!