FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ExLady Records Announces Inaugural Release: ADJA’s ‘Heavy Rebel Music – The Lost Album’
Brooklyn, New York – December 20th, 2011 – ExLady Records is pleased to announce the selection of ‘Heavy Rebel Music – The Lost Album’ by ADJA as its inaugural release. ExLady Records is utilizing the crowd-funding website Kickstarter as the medium to release this album to the world.
“The fact that the world has not heard this album is astonishing” says Exlady Records co-founder and the album’s mastering engineer Warren Russell-Smith.
Recorded at a time when reggae was quickly changing, ADJA’s ‘Heavy Rebel Music’ represents one of the classic era’s last great ‘roots reggae’ efforts, playfully incorporating the synthesizers synonymous with American and European New Wave.
Amazingly, this album was forgotten and never released. In fact, the tapes spent the last 30 years in a plastic bag in a New York garage.
ADJA’s founder Nedeck Adams adds, “Now is the time to let it go. It’s been in the vault much too long.”
Transferred and remastered with attention to detail and quality, the download will be available at:
About ExLady Records
Founded by Grammy Award-winning Mastering Engineer Warren Russell-Smith and Ted Lifset, ExLady Records’ mission is to unearth and rediscover lost classics. Co-founder Warren Russell-Smith earned his second Grammy nomination for Best Historical Album of 2010 for his work on ‘Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937. He previously received a Grammy for ‘Best Historical Album’ in the 2007 50th Annual Grammy Awards for his work on ‘The Live Wire – Woody Guthrie In Performance 1949.’
ExLady Records seeks to release and promote historically significant recordings with the attention to quality and detail that is too often lost in current music releases mass-marketed by media conglomerates. We began with two simple premises: music enriches our lives and recorded music can sound better. We love music. And we love to hear it sound great.
Grammy award winning Mastering Engineer, and cofounder of ExLadyRecords, Warren Russell-Smith earned his second Grammy nomination today for Best Historical Album of 2010. In partnership with Steve Rosenthal, Warren Russell-Smith earned this nomination for his work on ‘Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937.
Warren Russell-Smith previously won a Grammy in ‘Best Historical Album’ in the 2007 50th Annual Grammy Awards for his work on ‘The Live Wire – Woody Guthrie In Performance 1949.’