Wrongtom Meets The Ragga Twins
On ‘In Time’ (out 28th April), Wrongtom teams up with veteran breakbeat/jungle MC’s The Ragga Twins to take you back to the ‘80s reggae and dancehall landscape where they started out. His new project has received praise from Toddla T (BBC R1), David Rodigan (BBC 1Xtra), John Kennedy (Radio X) & Steve Lamacq (BBC 6Music), a shining CMU Approved seal for the “Bacchanal” music video, and print/online support confirmed from MOJO, Q, Mixmag, Vinyl Factory and more.Read more
Wrongtom met the legendary bredrin Flinty Badman (Trevor Destouche) and Deman Rockers (David Destouche) at Shambala festival in 2013, where they began their saga. This performance ignited an unstoppable collaborative process and so followed the exchange of dub mixes, one-take recording sessions, and an old moth-eaten rucksack full of ‘80s lyrics. The album’s title ‘In Time’ references the amount of work that went into the project; the analogue production process; and the seismic lyrics of the Ragga Twins past and present. “I’ve been a fan of them since I was a teenager” Wrongtom recalls. “The idea behind the project was to bring people together who have reggae in their DNA but don’t strictly make it, so the Twins were the perfect fit for another Wrongtom Meets album”.
This latest instalment in the Wrongtom Meets series follows the ‘In East London’ album which carried the Wrongtom Meets Deemas J collaborative name; continuing in the spirit with his ‘Possessed’ EP in 2015, these releases brought praise from the likes of The Quietus, The Wire and FACT to Record Collector, MOJO, Q, Clash and beyond, adding to heavy radio support from Steve Lamacq, Huey Morgan, Cerys Matthews (BBC 6Music), The Selector and John Kennedy.
In his unique crossover career, multitalented Londoner Wrongtom had already become renowned as a purveyor of the underground to the masses through a stint as tour DJ and co-producer for Hard-Fi, and the hit Wrongtom Meets Roots Manuva reworks album ‘Duppy Writer’ which had brought him further profile and props as a remixer and collaborator. Wrongtom has developed an in-demand live set with the Ragga Twins which he will be performing across the UK this year as a 9-piece reggae outfit and stripped back set, amidst working on producing a new album with some heavy new vocalists.
“The new Wrongtom album sounds fantastic!”
“Dubby new-old dancehall that’s true to its roots”
“The record is an infectious collection of songs...“Bacchanal”, is a solid party tune to get things moving”