Monday, August 08, 2016

Nichola Richards - After Laughter (Comes Tears) single

Nichola Richards
Nichola Richards

Debut release from London-based label Wakeditown Records, another single coming then the album coming later this year... first single picking up spins from David Rodigan, Bobbito Garcia, and  Mungo’s Hi Fi.

"A reggae cover of a great soul classic by Wendy Rene (also sampled by RZA of Wu-Tang Clan for “Tearz” back in 1993), After Laughter (Comes Tears) is the first single from an upcoming album which will see London-born singer Nichola Richards reinterpreting 11 famously sampled soul classics in a reggae style.

Produced by label founder Matia "Ambassa" Gobbo, the single is proof of Ambassa’s reggae roots filtered by his unfinished love for soul and hip-hop.

The album - to be released in early (UK) summer 2016 - is titled “Ride Di Samples” and will feature reggae versions of classic hip-hop sampled soul tunes such as “Ready Or Not” by The Delfonics, “One Step Ahead” by Aretha Franklin, “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” by Bobby Bland, “Hard Times” by Baby Huey and more." 

Richards has sung and toured with German funk/soul outfit The Mighty Mocambos, while producer/bass player Gobbo grew up in Italy, living near a huge reggae festival, Rototom Sunsplash.

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