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SUNDUB PAYS TRIBUTE TO CHAKA KHAN WITH REGGAE VERSION OF “AIN’T NOBODY”
Brooklyn, NY, November 13, 2020 — On the heels of their summertime dub EP release, Brooklyn-based band SunDub now brings you “Ain’t Nobody,” the celebrated funk/soul classic, first released in 1983 by Rufus and Chaka Khan. SunDub, fronted by lead singer Joanna Teters, redresses this classic, giving it a perfectly fitting reggae makeover you didn’t know it needed. Teters pays homage to the original with her own powerhouse vocals, while the band serves up a heavy rocking, reverb-drenched groove, highlighting the song's iconic essence. The track, which features Sidney Mills (Steel Pulse) on organ, as well production and mixing credits, represents an evolution in the SunDub sound and provides an exciting glimpse into the future. “Ain’t Nobody” was recorded at The Creamery Studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn before the sweeping COVID shutdowns that paralyzed New York City earlier this year.
Soul | DUB | Reggae
Brooklyn-based SunDub, an inventively collaborative mix of New York City musicians, has been offering its classic reggae repertoire, peppered with soul and funk selections, almost weekly since 2013. Anchored by a core quintet—Finnegan Singer (guitar), Josh T Carter (bass), Eric "The General" Toussaint (vocals-key) and the brother-sister team of Joanna (lead vocals) and Ben Teters (vocals-drums)—many of SunDub’s stellar and frequent collaborators have come together for its first production of original music, "Burden of Love." The album features reggae royalty Ruff Scott, The Chronic Horns (Easy Star All-Stars), Larry McDonald (Lee Scratch Perry, Gil Scott-Heron) and is mixed and co-produced by Sidney Mills (Steel Pulse). They lend their talents to Joanna Teters' commanding and soulfully smoky lead vocals and blend seamlessly with the super tight arrangements of the SunDub rhythm section. The result is a stand out expression of reggae’s classic undulating pulse and lush subterranean grooves, reinvented for listeners of all times and genres.