Reggae aficionados will travel with delight upon this new trail blazed by Dub Nation’s long-awaited third album, Rising Force for Change. Producer/Bassist and Dub Nation mainstay Frank “Fantom” Caruso has pushed forth on a unique and innovative path mixing elements of soul, jazz, hip-hop, rock and even Big Band with traditional roots reggae rhythms.
Caruso’s time with Motown legends The Temptations, yields ecstatic results in joining forces with Spinners/Temptations’ legendary leading voice, GC Cameron and Guadeloupe-native Tatiana Miath, a world-class female vocal talent heralded in Europe and the Caribbean.
GC’s 1970s Motown hits It’s a Shame and It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday are re-created in a fresh and powerful style coined “Reggae-Soul.” Lovingly ornamented with Tatiana’s thrilling harmonies and a veritable orchestra of master musicians—including many San Francisco Bay area Dub Nation veterans, like original lead vocalist Paul “Fish” Dawson, who provides a colorful accent to the vocal trio.
Rising Force for Change never relents from its inspirational prelude to the tasty dub mix conclusion. It’s an instant classic forging an evolution of Rock, Soul and Reggae.