Garry Hughes and Andrew T. Mackay of the Bombay Dub Orchestra will be heading out to Kingston Jamiaca next week do take part in BMI’s Kingston Songwriters Camp. They will be joining other BMI songwriters from around the world. They will be recording at the famous Anchor Studios.
Anchor Studios began with the vision and talent of Augustus “Gussie” Clarke. Gussie launched his record producing career in 1972 at the age of 18 with U-Roy’s “The Higher the Mountain”. This track marked the beginning of Gussie’s long term love affair with music and helped him establish himself as one of the top producers of all time that Jamaica had to offer; the track quickly moved to ‘classic’ status. He went on to produce Big Youth’s classical Screaming Target album and I-Roy’s Presenting I-Roy, both of which have been referred to as “among the best dee-jay albums ever produced”. Over the years, Gussie continued to certify his status as super producer, working with the likes of Dennis Brown, The Mighty Diamonds, Gregory Isaacs, Augustus Pablo and Freddie McGregor.
In 1987 he opened his own Music Works Studios and being the visionary that he is, Gussie embraced the digital era of music production. This helped propel him into further success with hit productions such as Rumours by Gregory Issacs and J.C. Lodge’s Telephone Love which was the biggest international reggae song in 1988. Gussie continued his career as a high profile producer through the 90′s working with Shabba Ranks, Maxi Priest, Cocoa Tea and many others.
Andrew & Garry will also be working on the new Bombay Dub Orchestra album recording with some local greats. There will be updates throughout the recording on this blog with pictures and videos.