Since Pitch Black’s last album in 2007, Paddy has been very busy: releasing a solo album, ‘Karekare: Te Reo o te Whenua’; composing for contemporary dance groups Atamira, Mau and Black Grace; beta-testing, and lecturing about, Ableton Live; founding Nga Tae with Richard Nunns, Horomona Horo and Waimihi Hotere; plus co-writing and producing the latest album by, and touring the world with, Moana & The Tribe.
As Pitch Black ready themselves for their first album in 9 years, Paddy has revisited four tracks each from Nga Tae’s ‘Nga Tae’ and Moana's ‘Rima’ album to create eight stonking dub remixes, full of mana and bass.
With vocals almost exclusively in Te Reo Maori, and incorporating traditional Maori instruments played by some of the worlds most respected players, Paddy Free ‘In Dub’ is a copacetic fusion of ancient tradition and contemporary dub production.
released April 1, 2016
Originals of tracks 1,3,5 & 7 by Nga Tae, taken from the album 'Nga Tae'
Originals of tracks 2,4,6 & 8 by Moana & the Tribe, taken from the album 'Rima'
Thanks Mark, love both records - couldn’t choose between them - the best of both worlds of the music you make. What would be equally as cool would be to see you dive into your New Zealand heritage on your next double record! Surely just as much history and music to be had there too. Cheers rse1985
It's just so easy for Martin Phillips, innit? Even after more than 30 years, he's writing the kind of effortless melodies that most songwriters would kill for. So this is just another perfect pop record to add to their discography. This will easily be a top 10 of the year.