Mellow Mood (L.O., Jacob & Jules I) accompanied by Paolo Baldini at the mixer will be present along with many surprise guests Thursday July 20 in Dub Area.
DUB FILES BIO
Paolo Baldini, producer of the most successful of the scene reggae / dub European and International presents a new work, titled "Song DubFiles at Embassy, Papine, Kingston 6". In output to two years away from Baldini recording debut, the album will be accompanied by documentary that tells the genesis and implementation phases. Joined in the area of Papine, 6 Kingston (Jamaica), but mixed all'Alambic Conspiracy of Pordenone Studio, "DubFiles at Embassy Song" is the story of the meeting between Baldini and his team (consisting of Mellow Mood, forelock, Davide Toffolo and anthropologist ICIR Mimina Di Muro) with the musical reality of the Caribbean island; specifically, that of a teeming ghetto talents often unexpressed and little exposed by the media. At the turn of February and March 2015 Paolo Baldini fills a red suitcase with a small mobile studio essentials, and flies to Jamaica. For a whole week the studio will remain in operation in the Song Embassy yard, capturing the performance of a score of artists who take turns at the microphone to one that takes the form of a proper soundsystem session, between live performance, recording and reggae party. The objective of Baldini and his team was to capture in the most transparent manner the energy of the performance: the post-production studio in Pordenone instead has turned this explosive charge in a genuine tribute to the genius of Jamaican music, which often manifests itself in most popular reality far from the spotlight, and on which Baldini, Mellow Mood and partners instead try to attract the deserved media attention.
The album and the documentary, accelerated in recent months by the two singles "Boom (Wah Da Da Deng)" and "Kingston 6", will be released in April for the fledgling label Storm Dub, a sub-label of the most popular Storm Records, run by the Mellow Mood and Paolo Baldini.
MELLOW MOOD BIO
Italian reggae band Mellow Mood was born in Pordenone in 2005 but officially debuted in 2009 with their first record, entitled “Move!”. Produced by Paolo Baldini, who was later to become their sound architect, the album was intended to be their first “Move” on the international reggae scene: totally self-released, it was an unexpected success and the two singles “Only You” and “Dance Inna Babylon” got a total of more than ten million views on YouTube.
Their heartfelt live shows led Rototom Sunsplash to name Mellow Mood best Italian reggae band, ranked third at European level. Two years of intensive touring and artistic growth followed. After a slight line-up change, Mellow Mood went back into the studio with Baldini to record “Well Well Well”, published in May 2012 by Italy’s most important independent label, La Tempesta. Ranging from roots-reggae to rocksteady, to tribal clubbing, “Well Well Well” is intense and elegant, and showcases the progression of Mellow Mood, as they proved to be among the protagonists of a new generation of reggae artists coming from all over the planet. The tour following the album release led the band to 12 European countries, where they performed at the most important festivals like Rototom Sunsplash, Sziget Festival and Sumol Summer Festival.
Over the second half of 2013 the two singles “Dig Dig Dig” and “Extra Love” were released (the latter features reggae legend Tanya Stephens), as a preview of the band’s development. Their latest album, entitled “Twinz” is released in June 2014. It is once again produced by Paolo Baldini, has a streamlined line-up, prestigious international collaborations and couples the rediscovery of roots music with a deeper knowledge of the newest jamaican sounds.
Less than one year later, “Twinz” reveals its twin: “2 The World”, once again published by La Tempesta, bears witness to the creative growth of the band and is enriched by national (Forelock, Andrew I) and Jamaican collaborations (Tanya Stephens, Jah9, Hempress Sativa, Gideon & Selah). The title aims at both underlining the international calling of the band and the work team gravitating around Baldini’s studio, as well as showing how the Italian scene (artists and the general public together) is now ready to find its place on the reggae global landscape.