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Ree-Vo - All Welcome On Planet Ree-Vo LP+10"

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"All Welcome on Planet Ree-Vo" could only really have been made in one city steeped as it is in Bristol’s decades of less conventional hip hop and bass music.

Tweaked and fine tuned during the summer of 2020 the record punches with a mix of red eyed paranoia to a playful future funk. The album was all recorded, produced and mixed by Andy at Christchurch Studios, Bristol (home of Mezzanine-era Massive Attack) with all vocals written and performed by T. Relly.

During 2021 the first two singles from the LP were released. The first was the juggernaut that is Groove With It. T. Relly growling out polemic against the relentless cacophony spun by Andy Spaceland, The brutality of the bass and horns is temporarily smoothed with Relly’s soulful, swaggering placation of "Turn your speakers on / Till ya speakers blown baby / If you’re feeling strong baby / We can keep it going baby".

This was followed in April by the 12” release of Combat featuring a thumping remix by Surgeon (Tresor Records) and an extended electro remix by Ree-Vo themselves. 2022 began with the limited red 7” release of remixes by NØISE and Batbirds with stunning original artwork by Shepard Fairey who came to the project via mutual friend Joe Cassidy (Butterfly Child).

T. Relly is pure Bristol hip-hop royalty – known in the community variously for his links to all of the city’s major club nights, his passion and support for the most disadvantaged (through his work with the youth and prison leavers), through to compering stages at St Paul’s Carnival and his seminal 2018 LP with DJ Rogue "Let Them Know". He collaborates with many crews including Innalife and Killer Crab Men.

Andy Spaceland (AKA Andy Jenks) got involved in Bristol bass music as soon as he moved to the city with Static Sound System and a collaborative 12” with Rudy Tambala (AR Kane) as Sugarboat Vs Sufi, before his band Alpha were signed to Massive Attack’s label Melankolic, whilst he also became one of their tour DJ’s. His CV of collaborations range from Smith and Mighty to Madonna. He has released music on DJ Die’s label, Gutterfunk as White Bully and he is also currently releasing music with US producer Butch Vig in the band 5 Billion In Diamonds, whilst working on new tracks with Mark Stewart (The Pop Group) including remixes by Adrian Sherwood. His signature sound can also be heard on a remix for Elizabeth Fraser.

Tracklist:

- ALL WELCOME ON PLANET REE-VO -

1. We Go
2. Boom
3. Groove with It
4. Spacebox
5. Combat
6. Nu
7. End of the World
8. Strange Noise
9. Protein
10. Dirty Secret

- DIAL 'R' FOR REE-VO E.P. -

1. Protein (The Bug Remix)
2. We Go (Object Object Remix)
3. Automatic (Ree-Vo Remix) [Nøise]
4. Groove with It (Deadverse Remix)

About this product: this release is pressed on black vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve. Includes the bonus orange 10" of the remix EP "Dial 'R' For Ree-Vo".