New Power Soul has qualities that not only appeal to a growing international generation of listeners who are drawn to modern soul music and high-quality electronic synthesis of sound, but grounded in roots music catered for all generations and all genres. This highly anticipated album is a transition for the next chapter of productions that will mark the launch of solo productions by DAWID PORTA. Followers of this musical journey so far can look forward to single track releases of this recent album soon to be released this year
Featuring award-winning musicians, singers and sound engineering from DAWID PORTA & JAFIA, ERROL BROWN, ROLAND McDERMOT, MARCIN POSPIESZALSKI, DORREY LYN LYLES, I-GRADES, BUSLAV
The recording of the NEW POWER SOUL album was mixed and mastered by Errol Brown, an influential figure and precursor behind the legacy of reggae music and bringing a wealth of experience that has set a standard to follow after producing music with legendary artists such as HERBERT TOOTS 1961 – 2020. He also produced worldwide hits such as NO WOMAN NO CRY (1974) and was joined by studio Engineer ROLAND MACDERMOTT for this recent production. describing it as a first of its kind to break the mould of a typical TUFFGONG STUDIO sounding reggae production considering that TUFFGONG Studio in valued as a launchpad for many of the influencers of his style from BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS, SLY & ROBBIE, ZIGGY MARLEY & THE MELODY MAKERS, BEENIE MAN and JIMMY CLIFF and many more<
KARAVANA album was produced with life long friend and Jazz patriot WOJCIECH PRZYBYLSKI (1952 – 2015) with highly energizing RnB backing vocals performances from New York, Jersey-born gospel singer DORREY LYN LYLES, complimenting the vocal style and dynamic eastern-European flavour of the album as seen in the track SKRUCHA featuring Jazz and pop diva KAYAH.
Since the early 80s, DAWID PORTA has been dedicated to the production of spiritually engaged & empowering music across all genres, a journey that began the reggae band JAFIA NAMUEL (aka JAFIA) that has gained a cult following in the alternative music scenes of Eastern Europe.
His devotion to soul and roots music resonates through his eclectic music portfolio. Always remaining close to authenticity and seeking quality in all levels of engineering production, DAWID PORTA has built a repport with the influencers and precursors of roots, jazz and soul music.
ONE LOVE TRAIN (2012) album is a unique collectors tribute to the life of BOB MARLEY and features studio re-recordings of original BOB MARLEY classics. Recorded Live on 15th May 2011 @ Channel 3 (Polish National Radio) alongside some other well-known Jazz musician in Eastern Europe.
“This is a documentary about first-ever Polish recording session in Jamaica, May/June 2008, the project called RASTASIZE, including the composers, the singer DAWID PORTA, and the best Jamaican musicians working around TUFF GONG Studio” MAKEN DZIECIOLOWSKI – Music Journalist
RASTASIZE- DAY BY DAY (2010), ONE LOVE TRAIN (2012), and the soon to be released NEW POWER SOUL (2020) are albums by DAWID PORTA that feature some of the first of its kind Eastern European artistic publishing and collaborations alongside many of the precursors of Reggae music.
Modern Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop and Rock are styles that influenced the diverse music composition and vocal range of DAWID PORTAS, but to stay true to the soulful and grooviness that is signature of his style, require a specialised approach in engineering to achieve the instrumental quality that you get when you record with an international click of some of the most modern niche rhythm specialist.
International collaborations alongside German Dub expert UMBERTO ECHO and Jamaican Rhythm Section from DUBTONIK KRU are just some of music producers featuring single track Dub remixes and recordings since the release of RASTASIZE -DAY BY DAY(2010) with young aspiring producer KRYSTIAN WALZCAK
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PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN WOJCIECH LAUBE & BEVERLEY JOHNSON