Moisty aka Atsushi Ukita (who moved to NZ from Japan in 1999) is a ska/rocksteady nut from way back.
This is his fourth EP under his own stewardship, but previously he was involved in bands the Risto Rockers and Skivvy.
This is ’60s Jamaica flavoured through and through! More familiar performing with his band The Moisties, this particular release is a collab with the Wheeler Dealers – from Moscow.
Atsushi was evidently impressed with the warm analogue sound on their ‘Magneton Session’ EP recorded in their home city.
It gets better. The EP was recorded at the Kingston Factory in Buenos Aires, making it a borderless and timeless (given ska’s enduring appeal) international affair.
This is six authentic instrumental tracks, with only a couple clocking in over the three-minute mark – like a proper selector 7” release!
The years of work and much experimentation to get the sound just right has paid off in spades. Imagine hearing Selecter’s Pauline Black sing over the last track Dirt 39 Two Tone Version – we’d love that.