Don Letts plays dub versions on Late Night Tales compilation

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  • Version Excursion is out September 24th.
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  • The next instalment in the Late Night Tales series comes from Don Letts, AKA The Rebel Dread. Letts's contribution to the long-running mix series focuses on cover versions, with 21 dubbed-out remakes, including 13 exclusives. It'll be released on vinyl, CD and digitally this September 24th. "I wanted to carve out a space that was distinctly my own," says Letts. "Something that reflected my musical journey and the culture clash that's made me the man I am today." He continues: "This version excursion crosses time space and genre, from The Beach Boys to The Beatles, Nina Simone to Marvin Gaye, The Bee Gees to Kool & The Gang, The Clash to Joy Division and beyond. You'd think it impossible to draw a line between 'em but not in my world." Over a long career working mainly in London, New York and Jamaica, Letts has made music videos for the likes of Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Clash and Bob Marley, held down the Culture Clash radio show for over 20 years, and produced documentaries on the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, George Clinton and Sun Ra. Listen to "Gaudi Meets The Rebel Dread feat. Emily Capell - E=MC2."
    Tracklist 01. Ghetto Priest – Hercules (North Street West Late Night Tales Dub) (Exclusive remix) – Originally recorded by Aaron Neville 02. Prince Fatty & Shniece McMenamin – Black Rabbit – Originally recorded by Jefferson Airplane 03. Wrongtom Meets The Rockers – Dub In The Supermarket (Exclusive remix) – Originally recorded by The Clash 04. Gaudi Meets The Rebel Dread ft. Emily Capell – E = MC2 (Exclusive track) – Originally recorded by Big Audio Dynamite 05. Rude Boy – Superstylin' (Exclusive remix) – Originally recorded by Groove Armada 06. Capitol 1212 ft. Earl 16 – Love Will Tear Us Apart (Full Vocal Dub) (Exclusive remix) – Originally recorded by Joy Division 07. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – All I Do Is Think About You (Far East Dub) (Exclusive remix) – Originally recorded by Tammi Terrell 08. Zoe Devlin Love ft. Tim Hutton – Caroline No – Originally recorded by The Beach Boys 09. John Holt – You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Mad Professor 2021 Dub) (Exclusive remix) – Originally recorded by Lou Rawls 10. Cornell Campbell – Ital City Dub (Exclusive remix) – Originally recorded by Marvin Gaye 11. Matumbi – (I Can’t Get Enough Of) That Reggae Stuff – (Dennis Bovell Remix) (Exclusive remix) – Originally recorded by Kool & The Gang 12. Gentleman's Dub Club ft. Kiko Bun – Use Me (Ben McKone Dub) – Originally recorded by Bill Withers 13. Black Box Recorder – Uptown Top Ranking – Originally recorded by Althea and Donna 14. OBF – Sixteen Tons Of Dub – Originally recorded by Merle Travis 15. Yasushi Ide – Ain't No Sunshine (Space Dub Mix) (Exclusive remix) – Originally recorded by Bill Withers 16. The Tamlins – Baltimore – Originally recorded by Randy Newman 17. 15 16 17 – Emotion (Dennis Bovell Remix) (Exclusive remix) – Originally recorded by Samantha Sang 18. Ash Walker – There's Nothing Like This (Exclusive track) – Originally recorded by Omar 19. The Senior Allstars – Slipping Into Darkness – Originally recorded by WAR 20. Easy Star All-Stars – Within You Without You – Originally recorded by The Beatles 21. Khruangbin – Dern Kala (Khruangbin Dub Mix) Late Night Tales will release Version Excursion on September 24th, 2021. Photo: Dan Medhurst