Monday, February 27, 2017

Feb 2017 On U Sound Sunday Roast

Now streaming on demand:
David Asher Hosts the February 2017 Edition of the On U Sound Sunday Roast. Featuring new, classic, rare and unreleased tracks from the legendary label.
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

THE PROCESS has received two Nominations in the 2017 Bay Area Review Awards:

THE PROCESS has received two Nominations in the 2017 Bay Area Review Awards:
"Best Concert/Album or Project" and "Best CD Release", for The Process - Who is That Mad Band?
Also DAB (David Asher Band) "Best New Artist of the Year". and Fire Hyena Studios, 
the studio where we work was Nominated "Best Recording Studio"
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

New interview with David Asher on the Cass River Podcast.

Check out this new interview with David Asher on the Cass River Podcast. 

Asher discusses growing up in a small town in Michigan, his childhood, his early influences, Reggae music, and forming THE PROCESS. Asher also discusses working with legendary Michigan guitarist Dick Wagner, working on the album "Who Is That Mad Band?" with artists from the On U Sound label in the UK, and performances with his new group DAB.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

David Asher Hosts the New Years Day 2017 On U Sound Sunday Roast.

Pictured: Bonjo Noah, Adrian Sherwood

Podcast now playing on demand! David Asher Hosts the New Years Day 2017 On U Sound Sunday Roast. Featuring new, rare, and unreleased music, new vinyl releases and much more!

Thursday, December 01, 2016

David Asher is interviewed on KFAI - 90.3 FM

THE PROCESS vocalist David Asher is interviewed on KFAI - 90.3 FM Minneapolis - 106.7 FM St. Paul's "Echo Chamber" Program, by Host Dr. Strangedub. Asher discusses the making of the latest album by The Process "Who Is That Mad Band?", working with Rock icon Dick Wagner, Dub Legend Adrian Sherwood, and other collaborators from the On-U Sound Records label. Asher also discusses his influences, and how he came into Reggae music.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

David Asher Hosts the ON U Sound Sunday Roast

David Asher Hosts his first episode of the ON U Sound Sunday Roast on DWR Online Radio, now streaming online on Mixcloud. Featuring tracks from the just released African Headcharge album "Return Of The Crocodile", and much, much more. Be sure to check it out! 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

THE PROCESS – Who Is That Mad Band? Review on DMME

Michigan warriors shake the spear of Rasta to make their stand and stay their ground in the face of fate.

You don’t have to descend from Jamaica to live by the principle of ital, and these Detroit folks have been proving the point for more than quarter of a century. “Who Is That Mad Band?” might be the group’s best offering to date, though, the fact stressed by presenting new versions of a couple older tracks here, so don’t be fooled by the album’s title and its cover: it’s the message that matters, not the form, and not for nothing references to herb were dropped now in favor of much holier smoke.

For all the collective’s merry stance, the laughter leading into of “Mystery Babylon” is a bitter one, and the pain is piled up high from the very beginning – thus that the band’s cosmic take on “Dear Mr. Fantasy” sounds like escapism into a dream – but they somehow eschew, even in the most roaring riddims and rhymes, the righteous rage the others would opt for. There is ire under “Fire Is Burning” and smouldering coals in its all-encompassing dub restyling at the end, yet the anger is shaped as a prayer: that’s why “The Lion Of Judah Hath Prevailed” trades it for acceptance of triumph.

The humor is here, too, what with an acoustic calypso of “It Is No Secret” which Garrick Owen adorns with exquisite six-string lace, or “Time Has Come” where David Asher’s silky voice shines in lyrical rays. Still, the update of classic story in “Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde” that is spiked with Dick Wagner’s solo, one of the late guitarist’s last cuts, turns into a slice of social satire, with skank and a smile, to alleviate its moral angle, while the riff and infectious chant of “Gypsy Wind” up the rock game immensely. And though the toasting of individual Wailers and other proponents of Jah music in “Tribute (To The Heroes)” is saved only by its sincere seriousness, “Return The Treasures” – one of a few Adrian Sherwood’s mixes on display – is a festive, if culturally sharp, gathering of various generations, as Lee Perry, Ghetto Priest and Little Axe all cut into the drift.

So yes, the band may be mad, but it’s often the madmen who tell you the truth.

Dmitry M. Epstein