Falling marks the first release of the newly born label DMK Outernational aiming to focus on roots and dub music. Founded by Daddy Iriiz with protagonists from both Tunisia and Germany all working for the same objective of releasing quality roots and dub music outernationally beyond borders and frontiers
This release took four years in the making, marked by a hiatus due to the world situation. It all started in Tunis with the inception of the tune by Daddy Iriiz. Then musician friends helped shape things and record a first draft. Medical Roots from France and Downbeat Rockers (DBR) the German roots band, took it to the next phase of proper recording in Köln, after which Rudy Roots and Bat Records contributed to the final steps of the release.
Daddy Iriiz has been pushing roots and dub music in Tunisia since the early 2000s then moved to Germany where he continues to support local soundsystems and bands there. Soundsystem culture has always been the main motor to the team who worked on Falling.
A 12’’ maxi release with an exclusive discomix. On the A side of the record a vocal from Daddy Iriiz and a deejay cut by Rudy Roots, then on the B side a horns version by Juicy Horns and a dub cut by Dr Charty from Bat Records to nice it up. Music played by Downbeat Rockers.
Coming on a 180g vinyl record with printed sleeve“
released June 25, 2023
Vocal Cut: Daddy Iriiz
Deejay Cut: Rudy Roots
Backing vocals: Sissi
Music played by Downbeat Rockers & Friends
Drums: Florian (IFlow) Berthold – DBR
Bass: Daniel (Dan) Newen – DBR
Percussions: Richard (Rich) J. – DBR
Lead guitar: Sebastian (Basti) Martin – DBR
Tenor saxophone: Fabian (Pons) Poensgen – DBR
Tenor saxophone: Jochen (Dubnose) Semisch
Trombone: Patrick (Juicy Horns)
Additional percussion: Daddy Iriiz
Dub mix: Dr Charty
Recorded at SoundFabrik Studio, Rösrath and Q1 Studio, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.
Music composed, arranged and recorded by Daddy Iriiz and Medical Roots.
Edited and produced by Medical Roots.
Additional editing by Feddini (Delay Engineer).
Mixed and distributed by Bat Records.
Mastered by Pilah at Paul’s boutique.
Artwork by Ghassen Aljane (Gastronomy).
Cover illustration by Moez Tabia.
Production: DMK Outernational ©2023
Executive Producer: Raed Labassi (Sleepacell)
Special thanks: Sarah for the effort, collaboration and the love that brought Falling’s writing to the light. Olivier aka Zitoun for providing his studio for the extra work. And last for all the people who started this project from all over: Sista Karly, Omar, Ala, Oualid, Yasmine.