Polarities by Akae Beka

One of the most anticipated new releases from his vast archive of recorded materials is the album entitled, Polarities – to be released on I Grade Records on Friday May 21, 2021.


Polarities is the 13th and final full album of new material from Vaughn Benjamin and I Grade Records, the culmination of a 20 year working relationship that began with 2001’s Nemozian Rasta album, which was Midnite’s 4th album released to date at that time.


Polarities was produced jointly by the Zion I Kings production team, with Tippy I of I Grade at the production helm, alongside Vaughn Benjamin himself.

The album also includes two notable guest features: Tiken Jah Fakoly of Ivory Coast on “Everything Bless” and Chronixx of Jamaica on “Black Carbon”, which were both released in 2020 as the first singles off of Polarities.


CDs out now!

Vinyl will be available for order at a later time


I Gade Dub is a live dub mixing sound system based in St. Croix, VI.  Dub mixer Laurent "Tippy I" Alfred performs live dub mixing of songs and riddims from his vast catalog of productions.  Since launching I Grade Records in 2001, Tippy I has produced, recorded and mixed over 30 albums with a range of roots reggae artists including Midnite, Pressure, Lutan Fyah, Dezarie, Niyorah, Perfect Giddimani, Glen Washington, the Nazarenes, Cornel Campbell, Toussaint, Danny I, Army, Abja and many others.  I Grade Dub recordings and performances also draw upon the collective works of the Zion I Kings - a house of labels/producers (Zion High Productions, I Grade Records & Lustre Kings).   I Grade Dub brings the heavyweight word, sound and power to the forefront of the dub experience. 

For bookings email igraderecords@gmail.com


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