"Always good to have a 'Yes King' moment, & this is a good consistent LP, solid from start to finish..., lovin' it!" - Daddy G - Massive Attack
released 08 March 2013
Produced entirely by Adams and A&R’d by Mark Rae, Re-Record… Not Fade Away, marks a coming of age for the seasoned studio head and a sonic departure from the outfit’s stonking 2008 debut Rock This World.
Featured artists provide a wealth of variety to the album:
Guitarist for The Soothsayers, Patrick Hatchett plays on much of the album also co-writing several tracks becoming, in Adamsʼ words, ʻcentral to the Yes King soundʼ. Togo born singer Kodjovi Kush adds Afrobeat flavour to ʻOne More Timeʼ with a vocal performance, which displays his musical journey to East London via Ghana, Israel and ʻ90s Central London cultural hotspot, the Africa Centre.
Rock This World collaborators make a welcome return in the form of Kenny Knotts, a UK dancehall vocalist with a string of top 10 hits to his name & rapper Mystro, a honorary Kiwi & seasoned spitting veteran.
Representing the new generation of UK dancehall artists is Toddla T and Sticky collaborator, Lady Chann, providing unique sound system swag on ʻSecret Kingʼ. Decca signing, Annie Bea, adds a sweet summer feel to ʻJust Like Meʼ and new voices Mel Uye Parker, Rioghnach Connolly offer accomplished vocals to lead single, ʻHardgroundʼ, a track which Adams is happy to describe as one of his proudest productions.
All in all, a rich mix thrown in to the sonic melting pot via that all important tape machine mix down!
[The very tape machine to which the album owes so much is central to the album’s cover art produced by Adams together with artist, Paul Curtis.]