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Following on from his hugely successful Roots Manuva re-rub album 'Duppy Writer' (Big Dada), sought-after London reggae producer/DJ Wrongtom has hooked up with stalwart dancehall MC Deemas J for his next project, and the result is this deep, fresh and bouncing reggae, dancehall and dub fuelled LP, with a vibe rooted in East London that pays homage to the culture and sound that first got them both hooked back in the '80s.
Wrongtom Meets Deemas J is the next step in the evolution of the genre-crossing but mainly reggae-rooted producer Wrongtom, bringing to fruition his years of collaboration with world-beating MC Deemas J, a long-time friend and creative cohort. Having met in their native London in the mid '90s, when Deemas was MC-ing for the underground junglist pirate station Scandal FM, they started going to funk nights together and formed a band, gigging throughout the capital and around the UK. A decade followed in which they drifted apart, each following his own path and honing his craft. For Tom this saw him getting mixed up in the pop world, including touring worldwide with Hard-Fi (which came to its illogical conclusion on stage at Wembley Arena as 10,000 perplexed indie kids listened to a selection of B-More, Shut Up & Dance and Italo House classics) and getting production credits on a UK No. 1 album, paving the way for the success of his reggae/dub collective Stoneleigh Mountain Rockers, with whom he's worked on projects for Trojan Records, Pama International (featuring 2 Tone luminary Lynval Golding), and the subsequent hit collaboration with UK rap legend Roots Manuva. And Deemas was also travelling the world, building up a formidable reputation as a go-to MC with equally genre-busting credentials, his virtually endless CV boasts collaborations across the worlds of d 'n'b, old school, garage, reggae and hip hop, including High Contrast, Andy C, Nicky Black Mark, Ras Kwame, Pied Piper, EZ and Kenny Ken to name just a few.