Abassi All Stars
The Abassi All Stars is a collective of musicians based around neil perch’s Zion Train recording studio in Cologne. The project is co-ordinated by neil and has been recording for release on his Deep Root and Universal Egg labels. The current participants are neil perch, dave hake (trumpet), bigga (trombone) and richard doswell (saxophone and flute) – the latter three are also known as the Zion Train brass section. Vocalists who have contributed include Beenie Man (Jamaica), Tippa Irie (UK), Prince David (Italy), Carton Livingston (Jamaica), Lua (Germany), Minoo (Germany), Moses (UK), Fitta Warri (Jamaica), Junior Kigwa (Rwanda). Dubdadda (UK), Sis Sanae (Japan), Kenny Knots (UK), Empress Rasheda (UK), Earl 16 (Jamaica), Omar Perry (Jamaica), Daddy Root (Anguilla) and Luciano (Jamaica).
2006 saw the album debut from the All Stars entitled 'Showcase' and released on Universal Egg Records (WWCD/LP041). 2007 saw the dub companion to this release being issued - 'Dub Showcase' and this is also available on Universal Egg Records (WWCD/LP044) both as a CD edition and a double vinyl edition.
2007 and 2008 saw the release of several 10 inches on the Deep root imprint and 2009 heralded new works featuring Abassi collaborations with dub producers from around the globe.
There are currently 11 x 10” singles and 6 x 7” singles released on Deep Root by the Abassi All Stars, they feature on the Tanty Records compilations ‘Roots Of Dub Funk’ (volumes 4 and 5) and have releases on Lush Records out of Gothenburg Sweden and Satelite K records out of Barcelona, Spain as well as Interchill Records of Canada.