Mighty Massa / RDH Hi-Fi feat. Love Joy – Music Is My Desire [LIONSBR002]

Mighty Massa side
A1 – Music Is My Desire
A2 – Desired Dub

RDH Hi-Fi side
B1 – Music Is My Desire
B2 – Dub Is My Desire

music & mix by Mighty Massa (A) / Clem RDH (B)
kete by Shaggy Tojo (A)
lyrics by P. Henry / voice by C. Brown
mastered by Star Delta Mastering
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As the original song ‘Music Is My Desire’ by Pablo Moses and its message have been resonating deeply with me ever since first hearing it many years back, I somehow always wanted to do a project around it. I thought a reinterpretation sung by a different (maybe female) singer and with a new approach on the riddim could give it a nice fresh twist and reintroduce this classic in another way to some young listeners and into the nowadays sessions. As I always loved the Love Joys and their works for Wackies – with this certain particularity in their voices – the idea stuck with me that they could be a great choice and the more works I was doing with Ras Kush and his Black Redemption label, the more I realized the dream could maybe manifest into reality and so it did eventually. With Ras Kush’s great help, Mighty Massa from Japan recut a tuff version in his studio in the far east, featuring Shaggy Tojo on the Kete, and afterwards Claudette Brown from the Love Joys recorded her take of ‘Music Is My Desire’ on it in the US.
Here now presented for the sound systems near and far on a 12inch disc – including a ruff rework by RDH Hi-Fi from France on the flipside and a special artwork by Costantinos Pissourios (versioncos14) from the Island of Cyprus. Let the music play…

‘music is my desire
it set my soul on fire now
music is my desire
it’s what I require now…’