Mikal ‘Headbanger/The Chant’
Hello Mikal, tell us about when the new one’s out on Utopia? Been some time since last chat
Mikal: My next single ‘Headbanger’ and ‘The Chant’ is due out on Utopia Music May 7th.
DB: I’m asking this question a lot right now: if you could pick one studio session from history, any genre, which one and why:
M: The Bunny Lee, Prince Jammy ‘Jailhouse Rock’ studio recording session, filmed in in the control room of King Tubby’s studio for Howard Johnson’s 1982 Channel Four UK six part documentary series Deep Roots Music
Prince Jammy at the desk, Bunny Lee skanking out with Gold. It’s all about the live dubbing and dancing in the studio; this is how a record should be made every time! All live, no automation, bang and away they go. Love the footage at 0.35sec where he’s playing the mixing desk controls effortlessly and at 2.20min when Bunny does a freestyle skank; all studio sessions should be like this!