Bowl Go, Packy Come - ALDBS12004

Vin Gordon & the Alchemy Dubs Allstars

We are delighted to present our fourth release on 12” format, a very special collaboration with legendary Jamaican trombone player Vin Gordon


"Bowl go, packy come" is an old Jamaican proverb equivalent to “what goes around comes around”, or in a more positive form “one good turn deserves another”. In this EP it symbolises the migrations and cultural exchanges between Jamaica and UK and back from UK to Jamaica and the rest of the world, pretty similar to the life journey of Vin Gordon himself. The music and the artwork here try to represent that continuum of exchange between both shores.

The Ep contains two uptempo instrumental tracks that are a mix of classic Jamaican sounds with a UK influence, combining classic live instrumentation and modern programming. Each track comes with it’s own dub version mixed analog live by Ojah in traditional fashion.

Also available complementing this release is ALDBS7008 “What Goes Around Comes Around”, a 7” that contains an additional Hammond and melodica solo version and an additional dub of the “Packy” riddim.

The Alchemy Dubs Allstars are (in alphabetical order): -Vin Gordon: trombone -Javier Martin Boix: lead guitar -Santi Mijarra “Puppa Shan”: rhythm guitar -Oscar Pablos “Ojah”: keys, drums, programming & percussion -Nikolaj Torp Larsen “Nik Torp”: Hammond & melodica -Jaime Zugasti “Jamez”: drums on Bowl go

Limited edition of 600 copies, 180g heavyweight 12” vinyl, hand-numbered, served in a spined sleeve with outstanding artwork by Victor Castro.

Hammond & melodica recorded by Nik Torp at Squat Sound Studio, London, UK, 2015 Percussion & keys recorded by Ojah at Rollover Studios, London, UK, 2015 Trombone recorded by Jamez at Black Lindy Studio, London, UK, 2015 Guitars recorded by Puppa Shan at Discoinferno, Madrid, Spain, 2018 All tracks produced, mixed and mastered by Oscar Pablos “Ojah” at Alchemy Dubs Studio, London, UK, 2018 Graphic design by Victor Castro

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