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New York Is For Lovers by The Far East

Harken back to a glorious period in reggae, when lush, big room sounds and smooth, soulful vocals ruled from Jamaica to New York, across the pond in London and everywhere dances were held. Known as Lover’s Rock, the style filled early ’80s dancehalls and radio airwaves alike, a grown up sound that cherished love, explored heartbreak, and most importantly, updated and paid respect to the indomitable rhythms of Jamaican music that had previously laid the foundation decades prior. That transcendent period is at the heart of The Far East’s latest recording, a true school ode to the sounds and vibes of reggae music in New York, what once was, and will always be.

Under the guidance of producer Channel Tubes in the studio since their inception, The Far East has built a formidable reputation around this still thriving New York scene. They’ve embraced many of the essential studio methodologies of the past, not so much as facsimile, but as an enhancement to their unique take on the genre. It’s evident outside of the studio as well, as the group has entrenched themselves in the diverse stages of New York’s music scene, adored by an audience both young and old, from Bushwick to… more
released December 18, 2020

Maddie Ruthless – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Matt Burdi – Drums & Percussion
Christian Philippone – Bass
Michael Sarason – Keys, Backup Vocals
Matt Kursmark – Guitar

Richard Terrana – Backup Vocals
Johnny Go Figure – Backup Vocals

Tracked at Hive Mind Recording
Engineered by Billy Aukstik & Brett Tubin
Produced & Mixed by Channel Tubes
Mastered by Frank at The Carvery, London

All songs written by The Far East
“I’m In Love” written by Kashif Saleem

Cover & Insert Photography by Miki Marcinkiewicz
Designed by The Far East & Little Dynasty
Edited & Supervised by Andrew Mason