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APR 2014

TOTAL DESTRUCTION REMIXES

Raphael

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OCT 2013

LEGALIZE RIDDIM

Lion Art, YT, Murray Man, Tippa Irie & Peppery

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JUL 2013

LEGALIZE 12″

Lion Art, YT, Murray Man, Tippa Irie & Peppery

Tuesday, April 8 2014

DUBPLATES: EARL 16 & ANTHONY JOHNSON

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This Thursday, foundation artists EARL 16 and ANTHONY JOHNSON will be in the building at Friendly Fire Studio for dubplates.

Email us or call for bookings :)



Friday, April 4 2014

OUT NOW: RAPHAEL – TOTAL DESTRUCTION REMIXES

OUT NOW on Friendly Fire Music, Raphael‘s Total Destruction rfrom the acclaimed Premonitions Riddm e-visited by GOLD DUBS, in a 140bpm Jungle style, LIONFIRE & JINX on the reggae-jungle tip , and new-comer to the label, ILL MO NATTY who signs a wicked bass heavy dubstep rework of the vocal.

 

…..And this is just the beginning – expect a full collection of remixes including vocals by Murray Man, Chilllavert, Mr Diamond, City Kulture, Ras Tweed, Peppery and others, and remixes by the above producers as well as KJAH,  Artufex, General Riddim, Dub Suppliaz and more!

Tuesday, April 1 2014

SHAMBALA FESTIVAL

Friday, October 4 2013

LEGALIZE RIDDM OUT ON DOWNLOAD

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Legalize Riddim, played by the Friendly Fire Band is now also available on Download – featuring YT, Tippa Irie and Peppery, Lion Art, Murray Man and a remix by Max Powa  as well as two instrumentals.

Go To Release

FFMCD050 – Friendly Fire Band & Various Artists – Legalize Riddim by Friendly Fire Music

Friday, July 12 2013

VA – LEGALIZE 12″

Friendly Fire Music proudly presents:

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Legalize Riddim 12″

A new roots riddim, played live by Friendly Fire Band and mixed by R. Giorno, limited press of 400 copies worldwide, available from your record shop or direct here.

Available on VINYL ONLY.

Tracklist:

A1. LION ART: Legalize It

A2. TIPPA IRIE ft. PEPPERY – Humanity

B1. YT – In The Streets

B2. MURRAY MAN – Get Away

B3. FRIENDLY FIRE BAND – Legalize Dub

Wednesday, May 29 2013

SUSAN CADOGAN – (W)HERE IS THE LOVE

Brand new release by reggae legend Susan Cadogan with the Friendly Fire Band,who sings  of the mistakes of love with her emblematic sweet voice over the Premonitions Riddim.

Sunday, May 12 2013

LION ART – WELCOME TO HOLLAND (FEAT ELEVAYTA) 7″

 

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 LIMITED EDITION 7″ VINYL

FFM7030 – OUT NOW – 300 copies worldwide

also available on download or on the album “Balsall Heat”

Lion Art – Welcome to Holland (ft. Elevayta)

Played by Friendly Fire Band – ready to ship!

Available from the shop

 

Watch the video:

 

 

Friday, April 12 2013

NEW RELEASE: TIMES OF NEED RIDDIM

Times of Need Riddim is a new bass driven dancehall juggling riddim with a 90s flavour, featuring artists from JA and the UK, including Craiggis, Daddy Freddy, YT, Peppery, Brakka General, Collie Weed, Acer,  Jugganaut and Diamond White, out now.

 

Wednesday, March 13 2013

EARL 16 / TENNA STAR / RAPHAEL DUBPLATES

Busy month of March in the Studio – with three top artists passing through to record dubplates – get in early as spaces are limited!

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Monday, March 11 2013

FRIENDLY FIRE BAND ON BBC1XTRA

David Rodigan has featured Friendly Fire Band for the first time on his new BBC 1Xtra show, on Sundays 7pm-9pm. Listen to the snippet here:

Monday, March 4 2013

RAPHAEL IN THE UK

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International reggae star RAPHAEL has risend to become one of the hottest vocalists on the European reggae circuit.

His hits are too many to mention, but include Total Destruction (Friendly Fire Music), “Jah is With You” (Rub a dub market riddim), and many many more..

Check RAPHAEL on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/raphaelofficial

Raphael will be in the UK for a few shows and some studio work:

Jam Jah Mondays, Bull’s Head on the 26th March,

Dubplate recordings on the 27th March ,

Live show backed by Friendly Fire Band on the 28th March

for what will be a productive week at the Friendly Fire HQ!

 

 

Friday, February 1 2013

YT DUBPLATE SESSION

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YT will be in the Friendly Fire Studio on the 13th Feb to record his new track on Friendly Fire Band’s “Legalize Riddim”, and will be using the opportunity to record some dubplates..

 

More info – click here

Thursday, January 17 2013

LION ART – WELCOME TO HOLLAND (FEAT. ELEVAYTA)

Brand new video produced by Lion Art and Afro Comb for WELCOME TO HOLLAND taken from the latest Friendly Fire Band album, BALSALL HEAT

You can buy the track here:

Saturday, January 12 2013

MUZIKSTAN VIDEOS

Footage of Friendly Fire Band live at Muzikstan (at the Old Printworks, Moseley) on the 21st December 2012.

Many thanks to Karen and the Lune Cat Films team! – www.facebook.com/lunecatfilms

 

Saturday, December 29 2012

SAM REDMORE REMIX – FRIENDLY FIRE BAND MEETS SNOOP DOGG & PHARELL

This new mashup by our good friend Sam Redmore, remixes Snoop’s classic “Drop it Like it’s Hot” with Friendly Fire Band’s “Premonitions Riddim” , inna hip hop style..

Download it for free while you can!

Friday, December 21 2012

NEW FRIENDLY FIRE BAND ALBUM – BALSALL HEAT

 

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featuring LION ART & TOMLIN MYSTIC

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New Album Out Now!

AVAILABLE NOW ON DOWNLOAD 

and on CD in January 2013

Thursday, August 2 2012

REGGAE CITY VIDEO

Anyone in the Birmingham area will remember this year’s Reggae City Festival that took place last June, with the Twinkle Brothers, The Beat, The Heatwave, Solo Banton, and the Friendly Fire Band.

Lion Art and the Friendly Fire Band’s Badness track was selected as a soundtrack to the new promo video, below.

 

REGGAE CITY FESTIVAL will be back in 2013, check the facebook page or the website for more info…

Wednesday, July 18 2012

YT & FRIENDLY FIRE BAND

YT will be performing a few times with the Friendly Fire Band with a few shows already booked at Boomtown Fair and Reggae Garden, and currently open to bookings.

This is to promote YT’s latest album REVOLUTION TIME available from www.sativarecords.com, which contains already classic tracks with Mungo’s HiFi, Reality Shock, Firehouse Band, and the title track with Nucleus Roots.

Check out www.sativarecords.com for more info, or buy the vinyl from the shop

Monday, May 14 2012

YT – REVOLUTION TIME MIXTAPE

NEW YT MIXTAPE - FREE DOWNLOAD

It’s coming!! While we wait for the official release of YT‘s new opus Revolution Time (Sativa Records), Revolution Time : The Mixtape by Ashanti Yard has just hit the internet and is available to download for free…

Featuring artists like Mr Williamz, Blackout JA, Deadly Hunta, Solo Banton and Peppery, alongside YT it got us right in the mood for the summer!

You can catch YT with the Friendly Fire Band at Boomtown Fair 2012 in August!

YT is available for bookings backed by the Friendly Fire Band.

Thursday, March 15 2012

SILK PROMOTIONS BOOKINGS

Friendly Fire Band and Jam Jah Sound have now joined Birmingham-based Silk Promotions, which also represents Top Cat, MC Navigator, Tippa Irie and many others.

Check out their roster of artists and DJs.

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Wednesday, February 22 2012

FF BAND AT REGGAE CITY

Friendly Fire Band is due to perform at Reggae City 2012 fronted by Peppery, Lion Art and Tomlin Mystic on the 2nd June.

This is the second year of Birmingham’s newest reggae festival and the lineup confirmed so far is impressive, with foundation roots from the Twinkle Brothers, modern UK sounds of Reality Shock with the great Solo Banton and the Mellow Vibes Studio featuring Murray Man and Tenna Star.

Representing the influence of reggae in the UK, Reggae City also showcases Jungle from the likes of Congo Natty and LionFire, Dubstep with Radikal Guru, and Bashment with the high flying Heatwave Crew to name just a few, without leaving out the 2Tone movement represented by one of the flagship bands of the genre: The Beat.

 

3 arenas spread across the Rainbow Complex, full of  live acts and massive soundsystems, caribbean food, and vibes til the early hours in the morning

 

Reggae City Website

Reggae City Twitter

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DUBPLATES OD

Friendly Fire offers dubplates on demand of Birmingham artists – any combination available.. Here is Bonito Star advertising the service.

Check out the upcoming sessions…

Monday, November 21 2011

PREMONITIONS RELEASE

All artists gave an excellent performance alongside the Friendly Fire Band on the launch party of the 11.11.11, after a DJ Little Richie (Stingdem.com) warmed up the crowd.

After the live section of the night, DJ Gold and Jinx, both representing Lionfire unveiled some of the remixes they have been making of the Premonitions Riddim  (coming soon – listen to some previews here) which didn’t fail to keep the people jumping.

The next day, Peppery and Raphael were down the Friendly Fire HQ cutting dubplates all day, pictured to the right. (Left to Right – Raphael, Lion Art, Robin, Peppery)

 

Tuesday, November 15 2011

PREMONITIONS RIDDIM – OUT NOW!

Finally, the Premonitions Riddim has been released on CD / Vinyl / Download.

The new One Drop riddim is played entirely live by the Friendly Fire Band, featuring guest Brian Travers (UB40) on saxophone.

The series includes some top artists such as Pablo Rider & Peter Spence, Raphael, Murray Man, Peppery & Ras Tweed, Tomlin Mystic (also available on vinyl) as well as Chillavert, Mr Diamond, Bingiman, Bonito Star, and Collie Weed, as well as a Melodica version and a straight riddim.

Click here to order physical copies.

 

 

Friday, July 1 2011

DENNIS BROWN TRIBUTE

Here’s a video of Friendly Fire Band on the road to Manchester with Bonito Star, Peter Spence, Pablo Rider, Lion Art and Tomlin Mystic for a tribute to the late great Dennis Emmanuel Brown, in June 2011.

 

Film produced by Alan Dolhasz and Ed Lawes for 144

The Friendly Fire Band – A Tribute to Dennis Brown from 144 on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 9 2011

FRIENDLY FIRE BAND LIVE

Sunday, April 17 2011

TIPPA IRIE AND FRIENDLY FIRE BAND

It was a joy to welcome Tippa Irie at the Friendly Fire Sessions at the Hare and Hounds on the 15th April 11 – After a warm up by Pablo Rider, Lion Art and Tomlin Mystic, Tippa gave an excellent show and had the whole audience eating out of his hand.

Later, he was joined by special secret guest Peter Spence perform their hit duo that topped the charts in 1990, Girl of my Best Friend – below.

Sunday, February 20 2011

DAWN PENN – NO NO NO

Dawn Penn performed an hour show on the 18th February 2011, backed by the Friendly Fire Band in front of a packed audience – tracks ranged from old Prince Buster and Studio One classics to her new funky track, and killed it with her all time classic No No No, in the video below…

Contact us for bookings

DUBPLATE SESSION

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DADDY FREDDY

Dancehall fast chatting legend Daddy Freddy will be in the studio on the 24th May 2014 for dubplates  [more]

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