Asian Dub Foundation – Access Denied (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 52:30 minutes | 657 MB | Genre: Rock
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Access Denied is an avalanche of wildstyle jungle punk, orchestral drum’n’bass, Indo-ragga dub and militant-lyrical soundclashing confronting themes surrounding Brexit, hostile border policies and the climate crisis.
Featuring contributions from a quite formidable cast of trailblazing activists, artists and agitators, including voice of a generation Greta Thunberg, Palestinian shamstep warriors 47Soul, Chilean vocalist and voice of recent protests in Chile, Ana Tijoux, beatboxer and vocal extraordinaire Dub FX, as well as the shrewd UK comedian Stewart Lee, ADF form an unprecedented union of voices unlike any album that has come before.
Exactly 25 years on from the group’s landmark debut album Facts and Fictions and comprising key members Steven “Chandrasonic” Savale, Dr. Das, Nathan “Flutebox” Lee, Aktar “Aktavator” Ahmed, Stephen “Ghetto Priest” Townsend and former Prodigy drummer Brian Fairbairn, Asian Dub Foundation are as commanding and vital as ever. Following last year’s reissue of ADF’s seismic 1998 Mercury-Prize nominated third album RAFI’s Revenge (London Records) and the group’s extensive schedule of live dates as well as performances of their much-famed rescore of Mathieu Kassovitz’s cult classic film La Haine, Access Denied sees ADF return to base with their first album proper since 2015’s More Signal, More Noise.
1. Asian Dub Foundation – Can’t Pay Won’t Pay
2. Asian Dub Foundation – Stealing The Future
3. Asian Dub Foundation – Frontline
4. Asian Dub Foundation – Access Denied
5. Asian Dub Foundation – Realignment
6. Asian Dub Foundation – Comin’ Over Here
7. Asian Dub Foundation – Human 47
8. Asian Dub Foundation – Mindlock
9. Asian Dub Foundation – Swarm
10. Asian Dub Foundation – Lost In The Shadows
11. Asian Dub Foundation – Youthquake Part 1, Greta Speaks
12. Asian Dub Foundation – New Alignment
13. Asian Dub Foundation – Frontline Santiago
14. Asian Dub Foundation – Smash and Grab The Future