Summer Revival Smash Hit Arrives - The Isaraelites by Apache Indian & Desmond Dekker

Published: Tue Jul 12 2005

Summer 2005 sees Reggae Legend Desmond Dekker and Britain’ very own Bhangra Muffin Apache Indian, release a remake of the former Billboard No 1, The Israelites. With this duos combination, this promises to be a club and radio record that will get people into a summer dance mood.

Apache Indian was the first British Asian artist to break into the UK charts successfully with over 8 top 40 hits. In the 90’s clubs and festivals came alive in the summer with AI’s first smash hit called Boomshakalak which has now been included in 7 Hollywood films and most recently in the new Scooby Doo film. Apache has sold over 11 million albums and received various awards including the Ivor Novell’s, the Brit Awards and a Mercury Music Prize.

When Desmond first recorded the Israelites in the late 1960’s, the track became an anthem and was also the first reggae track to break into the UK charts back then. This led to millions of sales and future hits for Desmond Dekker, but it is the Israelites that he is best remembered for and in recent times the track has been revived for commercials which brought it back into the homes of many new generations.

Notes to editors

4 mixes of the tracks are available on API Recordings APIRCD3002

New Apache Indian album titled TIME FOR CHANGE to be released July 18th 2005.

To watch the new Apache/Dekker video, please check out and on Kiss TV, B4U TV and Zee Music.

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