Release Date: 23rd September 2022
Well known for hit songs ‘Blackstar Liner’, ‘Vision of Redemption’ or ‘Love and Only Love’, Fred Locks is another golden voice from the golden years of Jamaican music. For almost 50 years, he brings the roots reggae to a higher level with conscious and militant songs deeply rooted into his Twelve Tribes of Israel faith. More than a great singer, Fred Locks is a gentle soul. The vibes were instantly right when The 18th Parallel met him, downtown Kingston, back in 2013, to record ‘THE SYSTEM IS A FRAUD’. In order to stay true to the sound of Fred Locks’ classics, the Swiss musicians teamed up with legendary Rockers drummer Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace to create another classic stepper riddim especially built for Fred’s vocal style. Finally, Maga Lion and Brother Wildman from the Emeterians had their touch singing backing vocals as Creation Steppers would have done back in the days. Dub on the flip side by the one and only Roberto Sánchez.
Sound system addicts, this one is for you: Roots rockers music paying tribute to the sound of the late seventies!
‘THE SYSTEM IS A FRAUD’ is part of the upcoming 18th Parallel album ‘DOWNTOWN SESSIONS’ to be released November 18th on Fruits Records.
a1. Fred Locks – The System Is A Fraud
b1. The 18th Parallel – Dub FraudMore Like Fred Locks & The 18th Parallel - The System Is A Fraud / Dub Fraud [7" Vinyl]