• Cymande: Limited Orange (Vinyl)

    Cymande: Limited Orange (Vinyl)

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    A special reissue of UK funk pioneers, Cymande’s 1972 seminal debut, newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios and available for the very first time on translucent, orange crush vinyl, housed in a gatefold jacket and paper inner sleeve.

    Taking influences from their Guyanese and Jamaican roots they fused reggae influenced basslines, Afro-tinted Nyabinghi percussion, psychedelic touches and American style funk instrumentation creating a unique sound which the band referred to as nyah-rock. Their tracks later became a mainstay of block parties and hip hop break samples. This, their debut, boasted the funk anthems The Message, The Dove and the much-sampled Bra, adopted by pioneering DJs like DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash before being plundered by de la Soul, The Wu-Tang Clan, The Coup and The Fugees to name but a few. They stand today as one of the most sampled black British bands ever cropping up on Hip Hop, House and Dance 12"s all over the World.

    The 2022 documentary, Getting It Back: The Story of Cymande has exposed the band to a new audience.