In 1990 DJ Joey Jay, widely acknowledged as a pioneer of UK roots, began transmitting the sound legally with Nick Manasseh across London when the radio station Kiss FM was granted a broadcasting licence. This resulted in wider exposure for Stelin, along with other notable performers, including Devon Russell and Sound Iration. In 1989 Stelin had recorded “Give Thanks And Praise” and “King Of Kings Parts One And Two” with Sound Iration. Stelin’s producer, Dougie Wardrop, employed a session band known as Centry who enjoyed several hits, including “Stepping Time” and “Thunder Mountain”. The release of Wicked Invention was received with rave reviews, though in 1990 the roots revival was still impending.
As a bonus for those purchasing the CD and cassette version, Sound Iration In Dub were included. Recording at Digital B, Easy Street and The Toy Factory he maintained his profile with producer Morris Johnson. Tela Stelin has played all over the UK and internationally. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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