RISING : Singles Club—Heavy Congress 7" Vinyl
Take home a slab of bass.
For the next iteration of RISING: Singles Club, we’re releasing the limited-edition, 500-copy ‘Heavy Congress’ 7”—your chance to take a slab of bass home and commemorate Heavy Congress at The Forum last June.
Produced and written by Roots Manuva collaborator Monkey Marc, ‘Heavy Congress’ is built on the “Rising Riddim”. A rhythmic reflection of the joy, sweat and sheer heavy lifting of the Melbourne Soundsystem community, through the frustrations of lockdown and beyond. The record’s production has been overseen by one of Australia’s finest selectors, Systa BB.
To round out the track Monkey Marc has enlisted a clutch of players from Melbourne’s Soundsystem scene. There’s the highly regarded—in both Melbourne and Jamaica—Mista Savona on keys. And handling mic duties is the legandary UK vocalist and DJ, Spikey Tee; with locals including Burn City’s bass ambassador Stick Mareebo, and Housewife’s Choice sound system member and dancehall specialist Anitra. Then we enlisted the magic of the iconic local VIDA SUNSHYNE to complete the chemistry.
The B Side features a smoking jungle remix care of Spikey Tee himself, only available in this pressing—that means no download on the remix folks.
Sleeve design comes from UK/Melbourne designer, John Warwicker—the creator of numerous cover and singles, going back to the ‘90s, for the seminal UK electronic act Underworld.
With homegrown production, name checking and global bass, ‘Heavy Congress’ is an anthem guaranteed to raise you out of your comfort zone, skank to the dancefloor and lose yourself in the bass
Singles Club is RISING’s series of specially commissioned celestial tunes, from some of the festival’s favourite musicians. The exclusive ‘Heavy Congress’ 7" is only available in the RISING shop and in select local record shops.
A limited run of only 500 copies.