Boss Capone is the alter ego of Boudewijn Van Trigt, core member, songwriter and producer of the Dutch early reggae band The Upsessions. With The Upsessions he released five full lengths including an album with reggae legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Since 2005 The Upsessions toured all over Europe and South-America. After two previous solo albums as Boss Capone (2013 and 2015), it was time for a new project, this time together with Patsy. Patsy is the alter ego of Renske De Boer who made an international furore as singer of the ska group Mr Wallace and singer of the only Dutch northern soul band The Originators.
During the lockdown, the pair quietly worked on this album and the result is worth it. A delicious blend of early reggae and rocksteady with a hint of early ska. The eleven tracks on the album are a tribute to legendary Jamaican producers like Clancy Eccles, Derrick Harriott and Carl Johnson, to the years 1968-1971, an era when record labels like Pama and Trojan Records were leading. But this record is so much more than a trip down memory lane. Through his extensive production work, Boss Capone knows how to make a record sound the way he envisages, and Patsy’s powerful and dynamic voice pushes the record to greater heights. On this album the pair is musically accompanied by the skilled musicians from The Upsessions and saxophonist Tommy Tornado.
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