Lucia interview’s Barry Ashworth from Dub Pistols about their hit album “Addict”

Written by on 29 October 2020

According to a press release, the project will be “a melting pot of dubwise sensibility, junglist riddims, and feelgood party anthems”. Dub Pistols co-founder Barry Ashworth revealed that the LP had been recorded over the course of two years, “but has been 25 years in the making”.

“I recorded over 3 albums worth of music to get to the finished version of ‘Addict’,” he explained. “Every time I finished a song, I would come up with another idea for a track and an artist I wanted to work with.

“It’s been incredible to collaborate with all the legends that I have on this record, but it’s also the new emerging talent such as Natty Campbell and Gardna that have really given me new enthusiasm.”

As for new song ‘Stand Together’, Ashworth said that the Rhoda Dakar collaboration was penned “about how far we’ve come, but how much further we still have to go when it comes to the war against racism”.

The single’s accompanying video intersperses new clips with footage from the civil rights movements of the 1950s and ’60s. “To watch what is going on over in America and how racism is still so seismic in our society is devastating,” Ashworth said.

Dub Pistols Addict

“We need to stand together, learn from history, and move forward – united.”

You can see the full ‘Addict’ tracklist below.

1 – Addict (Feat. Cheshire Cat)
2 – Dark Days Dark Times (Feat. Mc Navigator & Seanie T)
3 – Old Skool (Feat. Horseman)
4 – Stand Together (Feat. Rhoda Dakar)
5 – Chalice (Feat. Jah Mikey)
6 – Wicked & Wild (Feat. Natty Campbell)
7 – Cool Out (Feat. Lindy Layton & Seanie T)
8 – Two Generals (Feat. Ragga Twins)
9 – Sound Sweet (Feat. Natty Campbell)
10 – Camberwell Carrot (Feat. Natty Campbell)
11 – Sound Boy (Feat. Cheshire Cat)

Dub Pistols are set to head out on a UK tour in support of ‘Addict’ this October, with performances scheduled for Bedford, Leicester, Newcastle, Leeds and Birmingham. The dates were previously postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.

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