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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Easy Star All-Stars - "Human Nature"

Posted by on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Michael Jackson's Thriller has been given the Easy Star All-Stars treatment, and a dub version titled Thrillah will be released in August. For now there is also an EP available on iTunes which features "Billie Jean" and "Human Nature."

The Easy Star All-Stars are the dub/ska/reggae geniuses behind the projects which remake iconic albums in the vision of Jamaican dub greats like King Tubby and Lee "Scratch" Perry. They released Dub Side of The Moon in 2003, their dub treatment of OK Computer called Radiodread, in 2006, and Easy Stars Lonely Hearts Dub Band in 2009; each of which have become iconic in their own right due to the delicate reinterpretation by this team.

Check out Human Nature, which exchanges MJ's breathy counter-tenor for Cas Haley's voice, features trumpet instead of synth, and sees the addition of that two- and four-beat skank, with the bass way down low for a different kind of hit.

 

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But Michael, where are you? Show us the glove!
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