Alpha Steppa & Pupajim (Stand High Patrol) – Dear Friend (12″)

Alpha Steppa & Pupajim (Stand High Patrol) – Dear Friend (12″)


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From the acclaimed Alpha Steppa album ‘Raise The Ark’ – due to popular demand Steppas Records have finally unleashed the until now much sought after dubplate ‘Dear Friend’ featuring one of the most innovative and loved modern reggae, hip-hop and bass music artists of our time; Pupajim of Stand High Patrol. Alpha Steppa’s unique heavyweight yet soulful sound coupled with Pupajim’s profound, direct and infectious vocal make this long-awaited collaboration well worth the wait. With its clear and crucial message on the climate crisis, ‘Dear Friend’ is quickly becoming an anthem for an international, inter-generational fight for a sustainable future. The single edition includes exclusive vocal and dub mixes, plus two powerful and uplifting instrumentals featuring the great King David Horns and Ras Divarius – sleeved in the Steppas Records house-bag made from high quality 100% recycled card.

In partnership with onetreeplanted.org we will plant a tree in Ethiopia for every record sold.

01 Alpha Steppa – Dear Friend (ft. Pupajim)
02 Alpha Steppa – Dear Dub (ft. Pupajim)
03 Alpha Steppa – Dear Friend (ft. King David Horns) [Trombone Mix] 04 Alpha Steppa – Dear Friend (ft. Ras Divarius) [Violin Mix]

What people say about ‘Raise The Ark’…

“LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!” Iration Steppas

“Lovin’ Alpha Steppa!” Don Letts / BBC 6Music

“This sound gives me goosebumps” Rico / OBF

“Love the works” Harris BB Seaton / Gaylads

“Bro your album is UNTOUCHABLE! What a great masterpiece is all I can say bro. Your really setting levels every time with the releases and vibes” Ashanti Selah

“‘Raise The Ark’ caries as much spiritual and musical weight as the platinum selling album by Pink Floyd, Dark side of the moon with the added warmth of reggae Dub” Pablo Mac / Kane FM

“A new masterpiece to add to Alpha Steppa’s discography.” Culture Dub

“Well that album is stunning” Sinai Sound System

“Heavy Rotation” Rusko

“Alpha Steppa is always reliable – genius production and
great singers.” Rick Anderson / CD HotList

“Large!” Bukkha

“Dammmmmmn!” Mano de Nada / SOAC, CA

“Love it!” Anthony Stehr / Serato HQ

“Big vibes inside!” Roommate

“Powerful!” Ras Lion

“Legendary status” Titan Sound

“Looking forward to the LP!” Mungo’s Hi Fi

“Sweet tunes” BunZer0 / Sub FM

“Heavy. Big vibes” Venom Sound

“Positive vibes!” Digid

“Maximum respect for lyrical side, as always a real pearl
in the sea of reggae & dub. Musically it’s a a nice surprise,
moving its original style to new lands, it sounds fresh.
Looking forward!” Dub Massive

“Give thanks!” Robert Rankin / Massive Sound Int.

“Wicked” Bim One / Japan

“Lovely” Mr. Benn

“Serious Bizness from the Alpha Steppa camp! Crucial
tunes!” Maneesh The Twister

“NICE! Ras Kwame / Capital Xtra

“One Soundsystem Banger after another!
Will love to play it on our rig!” Irie Ites Soundsystem

“Big sound as usual” Party Time / France

“Really Good!!!” Matt The Alien

“Big” Champion Sound / Moscow

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