New Album From Dub Master Prince Polo – Brooklyn Bodega Out This Week

Brooklyn-based reggae/dub producer, musician, and engineer, Prince Polo, takes an evolutionary approach to Jamaican roots, digital dub and cumbia on Brooklyn Bodega, out this week (Oct 18) on DubShot Records.  Polo’s genius manipulation of sound creates a seductive blend of reggae and latin flavors on a dubbed-out palette of hypnotic melodies. This 11-track vibrant collection represents Brooklyn’s convergence of cultures, including music from South America, the Caribbean and the United States.
Prince Polo, who produced and engineered the entire album, brought in an eclectic mix of musicians on Brooklyn Bodega. Master guitarist Harvey Valdes brought some authentic cumbia guitar styles and Dub Select Horns, layer the album with their intoxicating sounds. Polo also had the Polish Armada band cut all the tracks and the first single “Witness Protection” features Break Science member and Lee “Scratch” Perry alum Borahm Lee on melodica.  On the vocalist’s end, Ecuadoran native L.O.ese delves deep on cumbia-fueled tracks “Lo Que Siento” and “La Morena,” while Kingston Jamaica’s singer-songwriter Kat CHR adds her soulful touch on “Calling Me” and rub-a-dub deejay Daddy Marshall delivers infectious verses on “Witness Protection” and “On The Soul Train.”