Exciting news for Buru Style fans everywhere from Bill Carbone:
After more than a year and almost 100 gigs with vocalist Toussaint Liberator, the NY-CT-MA dub collective Buru Style parked their cars and focused on making some permanent music in their new home studios. They’ve recorded nearly three albums’ worth of material, and over the next several months, the fruit of their efforts will ripen and hit the airwaves.
Buru Style’s latest single features Ajahni, a Haitian dancehall vocalist who ruled the Boston reggae scene for years with his past band Vibewise. Ajahni contributed original lyrics to Buru Style’s roller-skate-reggae reimagining of the Soul Syndicate classic “Marawana” (the gang back up vocals feature most of the Lincoln Street house). The b-side, “Infinite Wisdom,” has Ajahni riding Buru Style’s “RotoCop” riddim and features an extended-mix dub treatment by Andrew “Fatch” Fogliano.
All of the music was recorded at Wesleyan, either in the university studio or in local basements and attics. The recordings feature Bill Carbone (PhD candidate, drum/steel band teacher), Eric Sherman ’10, Ian Coss ’11, Andrew Fogliano ’09, Jake Gold ’09, Jake Schofield ’12, Brian Papish ’11, percussionist Jamemurrell Stanley and sousaphonist Tim Boucher.
Both a full-length collaboration with Ajahni and an instrumentals and remixes album are due in the coming months as well.
Anyone not familiar with Buru Style need only check the posts they’re tagged in or search their name on Wesleying to see that they’ve made quite an impact across campus. Take advantage of the chance to get this awesome music for free!