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First Listen: The Nextmen vs. Gentleman’s Dub Club – Rudeboy Ft. Gardna

The island nation of Jamaica gave birth to something very special back in the 1970s. But it didn’t take long for immigrants and savy radio DJs to bring this unique gift to the rest of the world. Nowadays there are more takes on reggae music than fingers to count them on, but the distinct flavor brought from the United Kingdom has always held a special place in the history books.

Living up to this UK legacy, today Rootfire brings you a world premiere from The Nextmen vs. Gentleman’s Dub Club’s latest release Pound for Pound: “Rudeboy.”

“Rudeboy” features Bristol vocalist Gardna and is the first single from an album with an impressive array of special guests. Punchy bass meets a tight, percussive rhythm track in this catchy dance anthem. Horns push the song along as the hook “Mama didn’t raise this Rudeboy” crescendos over top.

Across the board Pound for Pound displays the refined production quality listeners of GDC have come to expect. This latest album is the fruit of an outstanding collaboration with The Nextmen, and is a guaranteed heavyweight for the upcoming summer months. Infectious hooks, driving rhythm and heavy bass are synonymous with Gentleman’s Dub Club’s special blend of dub, reggae and ska, and “Rudeboy” weighs in without exception. Others will step into the rink, but these UK dubbers keep a steady grip on their title belt as they continue to build a reputation as one of the genre’s hottest acts.

Support The Nextmen vs. Gentleman’s Dub Club with their upcoming release Pound for Pound.


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Brian Nelson a.k.a. Red Ninja is passionate about making music, making friends, experiencing life and living to tell the tale. Whether dropping heavy dub beats, cruising untouched Rocky Mountain powder, or talking shop about the music biz, Nelson’s approach is pure ninja.

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