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ARTIST
TITLE
One Step Forward
FORMAT
LP

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NUP 003LP NUP 003LP
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RELEASE DATE
12/11/2015

One Step Forward is the debut album from Brighton-based DJ and producer Cut La Vis aka David Lavis. Raised on a diet of '90s hip hop, roots reggae, and ska, Cut La Vis delivers a melting pot of exactly that with his debut album. Making the transition from mash-up maverick to original producer, he still turns in the same reggae-infused bangers, dubwise hip hop, and ska shakers complemented by an impressive array of guest vocalists plus a little help from a tight band of session musicians. Following her appearance on Cut La Vis's summer 2015 hit "Still Have the Love" (NUP 020EP), London-based reggae/soul singer Maddy Carty appears on a number of tracks, as does Bristol songstress Eva Lazarus. Roots Manuva collaborator and Speech Debelle's Mercury-winning producer Lotek blesses the mic on the bouncing "Rinse and Repeat," UK dancehall legend Tippa Irie appears on "Love My Music," and Cut La Vis's regular collaborator Mystro contributes to opener "Hit Me One Time." Rounding things out are Jamaican dancehall MC Peppery and vocalist Parisa (Origin One), giving the album a healthy balance of established artists and newer talent. With a cheeky nod to the classic Max Romeo track, the title of One Step Forward also refers to the fact that this is Lavis's debut album -- his first step into the future, while retaining inspiration from the past.