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12. Noel Ellis Meets Lone Ark – Zion
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Lone Ark is the music project of Spaniard Roberto Sanchez, who has periodically revealed his genius for (re)producing a classic roots sound over recent years. His unexpected 2015 release shows he hasn’t lost his touch. Teaming up with singer Noel Ellis (son of rocksteady legend Alton Ellis) as part of the France-based imprint Iroko Records’ showcase series, the excellent Zion offers up a number of songs (and dubs) that could seamlessly slot into a mix of golden-era reggae.— Saxon Baird