Leave it to the homies at NYC Trust to dig up the fresh stuff! This split 10" gives us a taste of rare sought-after reggae disco AND a Greenwood Rhythm Coalition original that is sure to liven up any dancefloor. I'm gonna let the label take it from here: The Originally released by the infamous Wackies label on Tyrone Evans' 1983 LP For Lovers Only, "Rise Up" was an exceptional and extraordinary inclusion amongst the album's otherwise Lovers Rock stylee. Noted for its uptempo funky stylings and atmospheric pace, this highly sought after track finally has its first well deserved single 10" pressing courtesy of an official license between Names You Can Trust & Wackies. In true Names You Can Trust fashion, you get a combination of vintage and modern on this double-sided 10" disco single, as Greenwood Rhythm Coalition takes to the B-Side with a recording of their own unique version of the tune. Finding heavy inspiration in the original's cosmic groove, the crew naturally expands on it with a time-travelling, transcontinental journey from its birthplace in the Bronx, to Jamaica, West Africa, and back to the underground dances of NYC. Well Recommended!
- music label: Names You Can Trust 2012
reviewed by Extravant Traveler 05/2012