Shanti-K meets Aki Mittoo ft. Goja Bongos - Botanical Story / Rudies [DUB027]

Shanti-K Aki Mittoo Goja Bongos - Botanical Story / Dubophonic (p) 2021

If we could use words to describe this new EP coming from the land of the rising sun, these would be "heavy Far East dub sound of future roots". Two uplifting instrumentals, Botanical Story & Rudies - three cuts each! The dub recipe consists of the following three ingredients, only to be found in Japan:

The dub creator and producer Shanti-K: He Started making music in 1993. As a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, djembe) and producer (Kalpana Studio), he has been providing riddims for various artists, releasing tunes on vinyl and digital. As a soundman, he founded alongside “Light-On Super-Disco” in 2020 the “Dub And Future” Sound system, producing tunes also for other sounds.

The female melodica player Aki Mittoo: Coming from the town of Aichi and already a regular on the label, she is known through her collaborations with Dub Cmd, SistaSara and Soul Fire. Nevertheless, this is her first release on Dubophonic Records as a member of a full Far East crew. She has a license as a Yamaha piano instructor and a Suzuki Musical Instrument melodion instructor. her playing Style is cultivated through her experience as instrumentalist in different genres throughout the years.

The Kette drum player and manufacturer Goja Bongos: He lives in the town of Hyogo and he likes earthy music: reggae, African, afro-Cuban and Latin. After his visit in Jamaica in 2005, experiencing the authentic reggae music, he returned to japan and in 2009 he started manufacturing kette drums. Since 2015, he has been in charge of the percussion in the roots reggae band of Sister Maki, while his passion for drumming guided him to form in 2019 his own nyahbinghi project. "Goja" is a local dialect of Banshu that means "crazy"! If you enter the circle of Nyahbinghi, the drums of Goja Bongos will shake the earth with a dangerous presence. 

01 Botanical Story / 02 Botanical Dub / 03 Botanical Bongos / 04 Rudies  / 05 Rudies Dub / 06 Rudies Bongo

Played on Dubfront / Bruzz Radio (BEL)
Rudie's Dub
on Space Is The Place Radio
Rudie's Bongo
on 95bFM (New Zealand)
Botanical Story
added to the Spotify Playlist AJT Indi Reggae Pop
Rudies/Botanical Story
on Reggae Burning Etxea
Dj Dapper Dan plays Botanical Story on Skanking Delights
Botanical Dub on The Dub Zone / 14th Anniversary Dub Selecta
Rudies Dub on
Reggae Show with Sista Selecta  18/4/21
Botanical Dub
on Reggae Fever - Sunradio Croatia
Juno Download recommends reggae  (March 2021)
Selecta Jerry plays Rudies & Rudies Dub on Sounds Of The Caribbean
Sista Selectah plays Botanical Bongo on 7th February on 2BOB Radio 104.7FM Australia
Dr Strangedub plays Botanical Dub on Echo Chamber
Selecta Jerry plays Botanical Bongo on Sounds Of The Caribbean
Berti Roots plays Botanical Story on Espa├žo Zion
Recommended by Bottom Of The Pops online zine
played on Meltin' Dub RDWA 107.5FM
Reviewed by Dubroom
Botanical Dub on The Dub Zone / Blue  Dub
Recommended by Soulguru Soulful Sounds
Recommended by Reggae Revellers