Summer 2005 sees Reggae Legend Desmond Dekker
and Britain’ very own Bhangra Muffin Apache Indian
, release a remake of the former Billboard No 1, The Israelites
. With this duos combination, this is a club and radio record that will get people into a summer dance mood.
Apache Indian was the first British Asian artist to break into the UK charts successfully with over 8 top 40 hits. In the 90’s, clubs and festivals came alive in the summer with AI’s first smash hit called Boomshakalak which has now been included in 7 Hollywood films and most recently in the new Scooby Doo flick Apache has sold over 11 million albums and received various awards including the Ivor Novello’s, the Brit Awards and a Mercury Music Prize.
When Desmond first recorded the Israelites in the late 1960’s, the track became an anthem and was also the first reggae track to break into the UK charts back then. This led to millions of sales and future hits for Desmond Dekker, but it is the Israelites that he is best remembered for and in recent times the track has been revived for commercials which brought it back into the homes of many new generations.
This collaboration will be the first single to be lifted off the new album from Apache Indian titled 'Time for Change' which also features collaborations with Pras (fugees), Luciano and many more. 2005 see's Apache continuing to tour the world with Womad where he will be backed by the famous Reggae Revolution band. The album see's Apache exploring the title in depth through music and lyrics - Time to Change, and what better time than now...