“Kingston Bolero” is a concept, project, and single that takes the iconic original “Bolero” orchestral piece and transforms it into a dub ballad that is the perfect soundtrack for the summer. Produced by Emanuele Della Valle who was raised with his grandfather playing him this tune as a child, the producer went into the legendary Tuff Gong Studios to create an astounding dub version of the original, aptly titled “Kingston Bolero.” The single is dropping July 30 on Hen House Studios alongside a stellar music video directed by Randi Malkin Steinberger and Emanuele Della Valle. A full length sixteen minute version of the song was also created that takes the listener on a full length journey. The single version was edited by Harlan Steinberger.
The single will be available digitally worldwide, while the record will be launched in Jamaica, where it was born; it will play the dangerous alleys of Kingston Town, the dirt roads up in the Trelawny jungle, it will shake the dancehalls of Falmouth, it will soothe the mellow afternoons by the beach in Mo’Bay and its horns will carry through a hundred sound systems in the thick of the mystic fog up the Blue Mountains.
“Kingston Bolero” was recorded at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica during April, May, and June of 2021. Tuff Gong is Bob Marley’s studio and is considered the holy grounds of Reggae Music. During those three mega jam sessions, a cast of talented Jamaican artists came together to bring to life a new Bolero.
Emanuele Della Valle concludes, “After a year stuck in strict Jamaican pandemic rules, the band came together for a moment of joy and creation and that feeling permeated our session and enlightened the path to this musical gem.”