You go boom. I go boom. We Go Boom. It is inevitable, so don’t fight it; Groove With It. Grab your Spacebox and the mix tapes. Put on your Combat camo jacket. We are not in the old armageddon. We are in the Nu End Of The World, and it is a Strange Noise, but I like it. So I will take my Protein pill, put my helmet on a let the Dirty Secret out of the Spacebox. So everyone can Groove With It.
The bit of fun above is the set list of the new album, All Welcome On Planet Ree-Vo, from Ree-Vo, the electro-dub duo Andy Spaceland (AKA Andy Jenks) and T. Relly. ALBUM TRACKLIST 1) We Go 2) Boom 3) Groove With It 4) Spacebox 5) Combat 6) Nu 7) End Of The World 8) Strange Noise 9) Protein 10) Dirty Secret
I confess that I don’t listen to a great deal of rap or hip-hop so it has to be something special for me to not only listen to the album start to finish, but to listen to the whole album more than once. All Welcome On Planet Ree-Vo is special. I appreciate the amount of work that goes into making a piece of art such as this, kudos to Andy Spaceland and T. Relly. This album is not only listenable but also contains relevant lyrics, it’s more than just throwing together a bunch of words that rhyme.
Recorded, produced and mixed by Andy at Bristol’s Christchurch Studios, known as the home of ‘Mezzanine’-era Massive Attack, this album was tweaked and fine-tuned during the summer of 2020.
Ree-Vo adds more fun through the video for ‘Spacebox,’ a hook-laden track that will keep your party rocking.
“Liftoff, blast off, shirt off, dance off! Naked in the dancehall SPACE BOX!” is the beamed mantra, Relly transmitting to all occupants of the galaxy. We wanted to make a hedonistic and colourful dancehall track, a bold response to the suppressive circumstances of the last two years,” says Andy Spaceland
This project could only have formed in one city, steeped as it is in Bristol‘s decades of hip hop and bass music. This music project, All Welcome To Planet Ree-Vo, was influenced by the local scene and artists synonymous with hip-hop and reggae’s cultural and social commentary, such as the Bug and Flowdan, Nas, Kojey Radical, Rob Smith, Massive Attack, Big Cat Burns and Mantronix.
Andy Spaceland got involved in bass music after art school (where Brian Eno was his examiner). Bristol’s Static Sound System and a collaborative 12″ with Rudy Tambala (AR Kane) as Sugarboat Vs Sufi was accomplished before Andy Spaceland’s band Alpha signed to Massive Attack’s Melankolic label. He became their tour DJ. He has collaborated with Smith and Mighty, Horace Andy, Elizabeth Fraser, and Madonna, and Andy has released music on Dj Die‘s label Gutterfunk as White Bully. Andy is also part of 5 Billion in Diamonds with LA producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Garbage). To keep his calendar full, Andy is working on new material with Mark Stewart (The Pop Group) and Adrian Sherwood.
T. Relly is Bristol hip-hop royalty – known in the community variously for his links to all of the city’s major club nights, his passion and support for the most disadvantaged (through his work with the youth and prison leavers), through to compering stages at St Paul’s Carnival and his seminal 2018 album with DJ Rogue ‘Let Them Know. He collaborates with many crews, including Innalife and Killer Crab Men.
“Our sound has the lifeblood of sound-system bass culture carried through veins of hip-hop and rave. I describe it like that BCuz it’s a live and living thing, not just a sound, though essentially it is Bristol Dirt. Both me and Andy, as individuals, have very different sounds, but as a duo, the sound for me is totally of one, which is rare throughout collaborations. The sound just fits. It’s edgy, consciously upbeat and fun yet seriousness throughout – such as life,” says T. Relly
“This release has been a long time coming. Me and Andy met through a mutual friend and instantly became friends; when that shit happens, the universe has already decided on something great happening. With that, we never gave up on Ree-Vo throughout multiple frustrations, let downs and genre life getting in the way.”
On July 29th, the album was released on turquoise-blue gatefold vinyl, CD and digitally via Dell’Orso Records and Southern Record Distributors (SRD). Upon purchasing the album, folks will receive the orange vinyl 10″ (in limited quantity) featuring four remixes and collaborations involving The Bug, Object, NØISE and Dälek. All Welcome On Planet Ree-Vo can be purchased at https://lnk.to/Ree-VoEDDA52
Keep up with Ree-Vo
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FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE:
Album order (all formats) https://lnk.to/Ree-VoEDDA52
‘Protein (The Bug remix)’ https://youtu.be/nrG9zDL3mNU
‘Groove With It’ https://youtu.be/XhIsH2TiOiE
‘Spacebox (NØISE remix)’ https://youtu.be/rWWOS24fPC0
‘Dial R for Ree-Vo’ remix LP https://smarturl.it/EDDA56CD
‘Combat (Surgeon Remix)’ https://youtu.be/b0LBt_M3kXo
‘Protein (Rob Smith remix)’ https://youtu.be/Vh1uGJe4zOw
‘Groove With It (Dälek Remix)’ https://youtu.be/cA3NYh_Ok6k
‘Spacebox (Batbirds remix)’ https://youtu.be/C0cDQ3xUGts
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