Powers That Be


Track Listing: 

Powers That Be
Lee Christian's Mark Of The Beast Remix
The Subtheory Remix
Dubtrixx Remix

Release Date: 

Monday, June 21, 2021

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Powers That Be features not only bass supremo Doug Wimbish (Living Colour and sessions for a list as long as his pedal board!) but also his compadre from The Sugarhill Records house band & industrial funk pioneers Tackhead, Skip ‘Little Axe’ Macdonald on guitar, recorded at On U Studios itself (as seen in the video). A powerful groove kicked up by Matt Smyth and Duncan Mackay (who also plays the trumpet solo) provides a propellant backing for Jennie’s vitriolic verse about abuse of power by way of greed and exploitation. Her instantly memorable melody and compelling vocal performance stand defiantly in the centre of the storm, or perhaps a better description would be steering the juggernaut like Furiosa in Mad Max. As we said, a warrior, in a different form… and she’s coming for the Powers That Be. A precursor to forthcoming album Best Kept Secret. There’s also an unashamedly On-U influenced, yet distinctly Bristolian take by Lee Christian and a frenetic Drum n Bass version by mad ravers Dubtrixx.