Releases June 7th, 2019
A twenty-year-long career, a staggering number of huge collaborations (Lee “Scratch” Perry, Cedric Myton, BB “Gaylads” Seaton, etc.) and countless tours played across Europe: Najavibes know no stopping. Living and breathing roots reggae, and with a memorable 2016 Jamaican tour imprinted on their hearts, the Geneva-based band now bring you Same Sun, their glowing second studio album.
Jamaican reggae transcends between blends of dub and jazz in these fourteen tracks, mixed by Prince Fatty and featuring Kumar, Mark Wonder, Roberto Sánchez and Aston Barrett Jr., son of Family Man from the Wailers.
With the added boost of their new members, Najavibes are still defending the roots tradition while drawing their dynamic from modern influences and the boldness of striking stylistic crossovers: afrobeat, rub-a-dub, new- roots.
Authentic, positive, sunny and open to the sounds of the world: this is the mark of the greats.
Drums, synare, clap: Antonin Chatelain
Bass, backing vocals: Quentin Chappuis
Piano, organ, rhodes, solina, clavinet, moog, DX7, percussion: Mathias Liengme
Rhythm guitar, lead vocals: Léo Marin
Lead, pick and acoustic guitars: Solal Excoffier
Percussion: Loïc Moret
Trumpet, backing vocals: Alexandre Schneiter
Tenor, baryton and soprano saxophone, EWI, moog: Michael Borcard
Trombone: Anthony Dietrich Buclin, Matteo D’Amico
Organ, synths: Daniele Raia
Backing vocals: Julien Plaza, Matteo D’Amico, Keren Anim, Patricia Soares De Carvalho, Hélène Corini
Tabla: Ravi Shankar Mishra
Synare: Mike Pelanconi
Recorded at Bridge Studio, Geneva, by Najavibes.
Additional recordings at A-Lone Ark Muzik Studio, Santander, by Roberto Sánchez, at Bad Lions Studio, Miami, by Aston Barrett Jr, and at Melody Moving, Kingston, by Debo Ras.
Mixed at Jah Dub Stido, Siracha, by Prince Fatty.
Mastered at The Carvery, London, by Frank Merritt.
Lyrics written by Najavibes, except B2 by Najavibes, Jonas and Rootwords, C2 by Najavibes and Mark Wonder, C3 by Najavibes and Kumar, and D2 by Najavibes and Roberto Sánchez.
Music composed and arranged by Najavibes.
Produced by Najavibes.
Illustration by Exem.
Design by Mathieu Epiney.