Friday, November 30, 2007

Fearing File Sharing (5) (Webmaster Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition November 30, 2007


WWW, November 30 2007 - the rise of the Online Artist Community and the emancipation of the audience who will at least "try before they buy" form two major threats to the very existence of what we call the established entertainment industry.

Is this a thing to lament over? Is it sad, when big ones like Vivendi will go down as a result of the fact they can no longer impose their propaganda on the people?

Is it sad, when people like Madonna will no longer be able to spend too much money on too much wrong places at the expense of too much poor people?

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

We A Raggamuffin (MP3 Review)
Michael Rose - Shine Eye Gal (Live, Video Review)

We A Raggamuffin (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - When a mix is called "We A Raggamuffin" and the first selection is a crucial worship of JAH coming straight from the very private collection of the Steppin' Youth Sound System, JAH JAH Children know they're going to listen to some more uplifting sounds!

"Raggamuffin" can mean many different things. Sure, it's the name of a specific style of Reggae. The word also refers to Ghetto Youths, many of them involved in Music too.

The Jamaican version of "Gangster Rap"? Hmmm... Not quite. Many of the Raggamuffin or Ghetto Youth give thanks and praises to the Most High in a situation where many would curse JAH.

Yes, survival is a must and even the King James Version says not to judge the poor when they steal a bread to feed himself and his family. A thing which the churches seem to ignore, but JAH doesn't forget it and neither do the Ghetto Youth.

This very reasoning seems to be the theme behind another great podcast by the Paris based Steppin' Youth Sound System. Great selections by Mikal Rose and Yami Bolo, to name just two out of -what is really- many.

The focus of the 23 track mix is on digital riddims, heartically voiced and dubbed where the selectors themselves add stuff to the music continually as well.

A Big Up to all Ghetto Youths we are thankful to forward!


00 intro
01 everton blender - create a sound
02 beres hammond - preacher man
03 mikal rose - street life
04 michael buckley - my selecta
05 phillip frazer - sirens
06 scion success - petty petty murderer
07 general levy - inna we culture
08 david vernon - battle get hotter
09 frankie paul - to jah we pray
10 chukky starr - fe the nation
11 half pint - dont try to use me
12 barrington levy - raggamuffin
13 jah mali & remo - oppression & aggression
14 admiral bailey - one more dead
15 sandeeno - mankind
16 sandeeno - champion sound
17 gregory isaacs - kingston 14
18 yami bolo - war monger
19 yami bolo - the revolution
20 junior reid & gregory isaacs & denis brown- not a one man thing
21 junior reid - friend ennemy
22 carlene davis - viva president mandela
23 robert lee & elephant man - run for cover
24 penie irie - war & crime
25 junior reid - badman
26 junior reid - one blood
27 yami bolo - the gun war, the glock war
28 rolex - destruction
29 yami bolo - drugs in the city
30 king kong - here I am
31 cujo - sound killing
32 echo minott - sensitive
33 mikal rose - run dem a run
34 robert lee - undertaker
35 michael buckley - sick a me



Michael Rose - Shine Eye Gal (Live, Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - Will he be able to do it without the help of those that were there when this track was born? The former lead singer of Black Uhuru gives the answer at his performance at the German Chiemsee festival.

Yes, he's getting older: Michael Rose, the former lead singer of Black Uhuru whose voice turned out to become as similar with the name of the group as Sly and Robbie. His dreads are much longer and he has his own way of wearing them.

His performance at Chiemsee marked the absence of those that were with him during that time as much as the brother's ability to lead a band and backing vocals into performing such a classic tune as the completely politikally inkorrekt Shine Eye Gal.



Thursday, November 29, 2007

Fearing File Sharing (4) (Webmaster Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition November 29, 2007


WWW, November 29 2007 - There is a mention of "Internet 2". Partly to "protect" the entertainment industry against file sharing, people are working hard to create a form of Cyberspace where Big Brother knows even more about you than he does now and will shamesly decide for you what to see and what not to see.

Independent producers who walk the Party Line and complain along with the majors about File Sharing, do not realize how they themselves will be a victim of their own actions.

For really, there is no real Fearing of File Sharing. The established industry simply fears the independent nature of the Internet as they have seen the rise of the Online Artist Community and an emancipated customer-base who will at least try before they buy...

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

Rootical Part 7: Pause For the Cause (MP3 Review)
Ziggy Marley - Could You Be Loved? (Live, Video Review)

Rootical Part 7: Pause For the Cause (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - "Too much claiming of the word DUB without foundation", says the selector of the Ambassada High Power. Subsequently, he delivers yet another foundational mix to the online (DUB) Reggae Massive.

And yes, there's DUB too!

An Ambassada Hi Power Podcast is an experience. Each one of them will come with their own vibe, and that vibe is a dominant vibe. Even when you know the tunes, as they become part of the mix you'll hear a completely different track in a way.

In "Pause For The Cause" there is an exceptional amount of well-known tracks by -obviously- a number of well-known artists. Jr Delgado's "Famine", "Children of JAH" by the Chantells, DJ Ian Irie makes us hear them in a completely different way.

A Jimmy Cliff DUB stands out as well, when it comes to exceptional aspects of the 11th Podcast by the Ambassada. In fact, most tracks come with their DUB or DJ (on DUB) version, like Big Youth chanting over Dennis Brown's "In His Own Way".

Roots Rockers galore in this one, another Foundational One coming from the UK based Ambassada High Power Sound System, who have been serving the (DUB) Reggae Massive with crucial music since the late 1970's!


01) Festival 10
02) Children Of Jah - Chantelles
03) Time Fe Unite - U Brown
04) Concentration - Dennis Brown
05) Concentration Dub
06) Famine - Jnr Delgado
07) In His Own Way - Dennis Brown & Big Youth
08) Go Seek your Rights - Mighty Diamonds
09) Material World - Jimmy Cliff
10) Material Dub
11) Peaceful Warrior - Taxi Gang
12) Reality - Mykel Rose
13) I don't Know - Jah Mali
14) Jah a we father - Freddie McGregor



Ziggy Marley - Could You Be Loved? (Live, Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - Germany is known to have been favored by Bob Marley, and so it is no surprise to see his son performing on one of the country's most popular Reggae festivals.

South Germany, Bavaria to be precise. The place is Chiemsee, a magnificent lake and the location of one of Germany's most popular Reggae festivals. It's the perfect place for a performance by a son of the King of Reggae, given Marley's preference for Germany being one of his favorite U-ropean countries.

Thanks to the Internet, a world-wide audience can now enjoy what otherwise would have been reserved for the ones fortunate enough to be able to receive the Bavarian Public Broadcasts: Ziggy performing one of his father's greatest hits.

Himself being part of the Next Generation, his audience contains a large portion of youths as well.

Enthusiastically, both performers and audience take Bob Marley's work into their generation and make it their own in their own special way.



Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fearing File Sharing (3) (Webmaster Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition November 28, 2007


WWW, November 28 2007 - With producers being in a total State of Paranoia, with governments imposing fascistic laws on citizens to "protect" these producers, we have entered into a time that could very well mark the last steps of what used to be the entertainment industry.

For where the industry claims that File Sharing is the reason for their behavior, there is another reason which they do not wish to share.

It's the existence and strength of the independent Online Artist Community who present their works on several websites such as or!

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

TOK (MP3 Review)
Barrington Levy - Here I Come (Live, 1984) (Video Review)

TOK (MP3 Review)


TOK stands for Touch Of Klass. The Jamaican group can wear the name with pride, being known to have restored the discipline of the Vocal Harmony in the contemporary Dancehalls.


Barrington Levy - Here I Come (Live, 1984) (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - Backed by Aswad's very own Drummie Zeb, Barrington Levy performs one of his many hits during the days wherein Rub a Dub style was at it's heights.

Historically Rub a Dub can be placed between the digital Sleng-Teng riddim that changed Reggae Music during the mid 1980's and the Toasters ("Reggae Rappers") who chanted on heavily mixed Rockers DUB in the 1970's.

It was the predominant style within Jamaican Reggae during the early to mid 1980's and with Channel One Studios releasing one hit after the other played by the Roots Radics, vocalist Barrington Levy became one of the most popular singers during the time.

This video captures a young Barrington in the year of George Orwell's famous novel performing live with Aswad's Drummer and the rest of a crucial Reggae band.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fearing File Sharing (2) (Webmaster Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition November 27, 2007


WWW, November 27 2007 - Ever since Heavy Metal band Metallica started to complain about people sharing music over the Internet, the disdain and hatred from the entertainment industry towards their customers became painfully clear.

We have definitely entered an Age of Paranoia and the victims of this craziness are the consumers.

Idiotic laws, stories about police raiding houses where little children share music over P2P networks, independent film makers so intimidated by the propaganda machine that they even fear to send out review copies of their works.

However, in the long run it could very well be that you, the consumer, will be the winner in this race.

More tomorrow.

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

The Mixotheque (MP3 Review)
Natural Ites - Picture On The Wall (Video Review)

The Mixotheque (MP3 Review)


The Mixotheque is livicated to rare and obscure, out-of-print and hard to find music. One of their specialties is Ska, Rocksteady and early Reggae.

In-depth reviews packed with info and niceness come with the MP3 files of that hard to find music, too. Music for the hard core Reggae fan and historian!


Natural Ites - Picture On The Wall (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - In spite of the successful "Picture on the Wall", Vocal Harmony Group the Natural Ites remain to be one of the more unknown Vocal Harmony Groups.

Taken from a VHS tape recorded back in the 1980's, this video capture the Natural Ites somewhere in the era of Rub a Dub style. Picture on the Wall was first launched during the 1980's, when Vocal Harmony Groups were not born in the same frequency as in the decade before that.

The Natural Ites took up the responsibility to fill up that vacuum and "Picture on the Wall" seemed to be an appropriate way to do it. However, it remained to be one of the few titles known to a larger part of the (DUB) Reggae audience, even those that are into the Vocal Harmony sounds.

A full blown Reggae Band backs them up, as they perform their successful tune. Even though the sound quality of the actual video is influenced by the law of decay that terrorizes creation ever since our ancestors took from that tree, the video will be a heartwarming experience of recognition and introduction to a fine Jamaican Harmony group.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Fearing File Sharing (1) (Webmaster Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition November 26, 2007


WWW, November 26 2007 - The statement that DUB stands at the foundation of almost all forms of contemporary digital (dance) music, seems to be perfectly proven in the brand new documentary "Dub Echoes".

The kind of video you would expect the Dubroom to review in-depth and promote like crazy, too. But the makers of the documentary showed little to no interest in having their material reviewed. They told the Dubroom how they feared a review copy might end in the file sharing circuit...

An insult? Not really. It just provoked a smile...

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

Spragga Benz (MP3 Review)
DUB Echoes - Full Length Trailer (Video Review)

DUB Echoes - Full Length Trailer (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - In two minutes, we see a whole host of well-known names in the trailer of what seems to be a very important upcoming documentary about the true influence of DUB when it comes to contemporary forms of music.

Hip Hop, Trip Hop, Dance, Trance: there are just too many names that come and go in the field of contemporary electronic (dance) music. Reggae Music, and especially DUB has been influential in the development of digital music and this influence is usually unknown, if not unacknowledged by a large part of the general public.

It seems like the makers of DUB ECHOES have decided to right this wrong and come up with a documentary that places the originators of DUB music in the right perspective.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Seven More Shall Rise (Webmaster Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition November 25, 2007


WWW, November 25 2007 - The news that Lucky Dube was shot dead obviously shocked us all.

His wailing voice and militancy was rightfully compared with that of Peter Tosh, and now both men have left us way before their time in a strikingly similar way too.


Many believe that he was shot dead by the very same system he was known to Chant Down everywhere he went.

Whatever the case, for every "fallen" Freedom Fighter, seven more shall rise.

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

I Wayne (MP3 Review)
Lucky Dube - Going Back To My Roots (Video Review)

Lucky Dube - Going Back To My Roots (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - They might have killed the man, but his music can never be killed. An impressive video registration of Lucky Dube, one of Jah Warriors who chants down Babylon with music.

Alpha Blondy and Lucky Dube are widely considered to be the main representatives of Reggae Music from the Mother Land. Although the two singers can not be compared because they have their own specific style, it is a fact that African Reggae takes a special place in the music and attached culture worldwide.

Not in the least, because Africa is more considered to be a land than a continent, and to many within Reggae Music represents the land of Creation, obviously inspired by the Movement of Rastafari that helped shape the music.

More than Alpha Blondy, Lucky Dube combines Rastafari Consciousness and Reggae Music in his works of art. Being from South Africa and having experienced the state racism of Apartheid first-hand, his lyrics deal with crucial topics that -as these things go inna Babylon- obviously attracted the attention of the evil one(s).

Lucky Dube, definitely one of Jah Warriors in the struggle against downpression, injustice and wickedness.

When the news reached us a few weeks ago that South African Reggae singer Lucky Dube was killed, we were all saddened by this major blow against the world wide army of Reggae Warriors and Freedom Fighters of which he was -and still is- definitely a part.

In this video, we meet up with the singer who many say resembles -in his own way still- Peter Tosh's unique wailing voice and definitely carries the same warrior vibe as the "Toughest Wailer".

Dancers, horns, percussion, backing vocals, everything is there to complete a majestic sound in stage. Dressed in warrior clothing, we see a mighty Lucky Dube as he chants down Babylon and uplifts the people with music.


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Extreme Statements (Webmaster Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition November 24, 2007


WWW, November 24 2007 - "They have a good time keeping things spiritual", says about Reggae Artists. According to the website, Reggae can even be seen as "The New Gospel".

Yes, some people would expect the Dubroom to come up with such statements. In fact, the Dubroom is criticized for statements much less extreme than the ones we can read straight of that mainstream website!

Talking about extreme statements: you can find a lot of them by checking out a brand new spiritual update from yours truly.

Don't read when you're easily offended, though...

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)


Ticklah (MP3 Review)
Reggae Three Way: Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales and Brigadeer Jerry Live (Video Review)
Trauma's and Traumatizers, Healing and Reasoning (Messian Dread Spiritual Update November 23, 2007)

Reggae Three Way: Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales and Brigadeer Jerry Live (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - three of the top Rub a Dub DJ's chanting it up with a full blown band behind them: 11 minutes of pure niceness awaits!

When this video was shot, Dancehall Reggae was called Rub a Dub style: crucial drum and bass lines recorded in the Studio's were released on vinyl and used by the Sound Systems and their MC's to create a crucial vibe in the dance.

Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales and Brigadeer Jerry were at the forefront, and they show how they can even do their works together with a very flexible but supertight band.



Trauma's and Traumatizers, Healing and Reasoning (Messian Dread Spiritual Update November 23, 2007)



WWW, November 2007 - The year 2007 has been the most intense year in my (spiritual) life, and the year isn't even over yet. Where is my spiritual journey leading me to?

An in-depth report wherein several examples of attempted traumatizing are analyzed and placed in a spiritual perspective.

A few months ago, I started what I dubbed "a spiritual journey called Psalm 91". It was, and still is, a journey that leads me to a higher overstanding of just who I am, and why things happen the way they do.

The journey started this year, when Jah told me to go public with a lot of things that I would usually keep for myself and/or a small circle of friends or Idren. The reason why I kept them for myself is the fact that it has to do a lot with the supernatural as well as psychology, if you will.

Being a public figure, the reason why I had to share what I had to share is kind of obvious.

I am nobody special, which is exactly the reason why Jah wants me to speak out on certain topics. What happened to me, happens to millions of people every day and it has everything to do with the mechanism used by Babylon Shitstem to keep people in slavery.

That's why what happens to me can be used by you, my dear reader, to be applied in your own life as my experiences only reveal a principal.

So let's grab some experiences of these last months and discover together just how Satan and his foot soldiers will do anything they are allowed to do in order to fight down Jah Children.

At one time, I was under attack by churchicans, atheists and even homosexualists all having their agenda to mash down Reggae Culture with their Politikal Korrektness, all worshipping and obeying the God Of This World Order, whatever his name is to them.

My publications on Christafari provoked some people to fiercely defend the very Church System which Christafari chooses to work for. Nothing was spared: even racism. One guy registered to a website just for me, with an outright racist name referring to what he thought is my skin color, and the word "business" behind it.

He came to defend the church, too...

Other publications about Babylon System provoked yet another group to do exactly the same. Shame on me, they say, for I do not accept the not-so-gay-homosexual-lifestyle as being on the same level as Holy Marriage between man and woman. They even claim such things on Reggae Websites.

Am I being sarcastic, here? Unfortunately not. Unfortunately, I am talking about a factual and a serious situation.

Some people actually claim, that Consciousness and Rastafari should lead one to accept the not-so-gay-homosexual lifestyle, or even Christafarianism.

Just look at the following quote (typo's are original):
    I mean....for someone who "claims" to be a "conscious spiritauls rasta" who has a website dedicated to "spreading consciousness"....he has a hatred for MANY different social groups of people....he has spoken about hes hatred for...gays,hiphop artists,hippies,atheists,Muslims,....even Christians...including Christafari!!! (SOURCE)
Hate? Yes, according to the Babylonians "hate" is when you do not accept a certain philosophy, a certain doctrine. Hate is, when you do not accept homosexuality and hate is, when you "even" do not accept Christafarianism.

"Hate" being the name of any crime against Politikal Korrektness, you see. For when you Konform, this is "Love". And "everything" is "all" about "love", right?


Every critique on Babylon Shitstem and Philosophy is seen as "hate", and in Babylon "haters" are open target. You can scorn them, insult them, beat them and even chase them. All in the name of "love", obviously.

Kind of like the "love" I engaged as a little child, when I was told how the God Of This World Order is called Jesus Christ and he wants everyone to become Good Babylonians. If you are unable to do so, for example because you are -like me- handicapped, you will feel it all your life.

This mechanism was revealed to me BIG TIME this last year. As I was directly involved in a "debate" with atheists, churchicans and defenders of the not-so-gay-homosexual-lifestyle, they would apply the very same methods that I knew so very well from a very young age.

Deliberately, even.

Just to show me how big the "love" of the Babylonians is, Jah told me before to speak out about certain trauma's that I received in my life. Trauma's given to me by the Good Babylonians who were -in the Name of Yesus or Politikal Correctness- practicing Hate in the name of "Love".

I would write about a specific trauma, and I would subsequently see how certain ones not only read what I wrote, they would actually use that knowledge to try and push me down even further. They would try to trigger my trauma so that I would walk along with the Politikal Korrekt Paradigm in order to lose that ugly feeling the trauma would cause.

They would openly debate amongst themselves, how much "I" was "in need" for "medical attention". In other words, they would simply say that I am crazy, a fool, an idiot. They would threaten me, too, by the way...

In this time, I saw how trauma's were a control mechanism. I saw the horrible truth behind the phrase "Trauma-based Mind Kontrol" as I learned all about the way the Babylonians would treat (what they think was) me in their desperate attempts to make me walk according to the Party Line.

I would witness how folks that bawl "love and unity" all the while, would openly say how that would not apply to them when they would ever meet me face to face. The reason being that I will not accept the Party Line about homosexuality.

One guy said he would love to take a plane now and beat me up, but not after stealing Dubroom Midifiles and putting them on the Internet with satanic titles such as "Masonic Tribes of Israel" and more lately a tune called "Kish", which he explained as a message from him to me that "I" can "kish his ****".

Apparently, people like me are good enough to provide drum and basslines to those who are unable to come up with riddims for themselves, and apparently we should simply accept the hate and insults and even outright stealing.

Of course, we see the mechanism of the vampire at work here. It's a fact of nature, that children of Satan will never be able to create anything as they will always have to devour creation in order to exist anyway.

But it goes beyond that, even.

To use what is given as a praises to JAH and to change it into worship of Satan is an act of blasphemy. And that is exactly what the guy did and keeps doing, even announcing all of this publicly, next to his threats he wants to take a plain and beat me up.

The guy who tells me that he loves to beat me up but not after using my drum and basslines also e-stalks people, even female. He will bomb people who are on MySpace friend list with friend requests and emails.

One sister told me how he would send a friend request and when she wrote back how she knew him and wanted him to stay away, he did not respect that and kept sending emails. He would place the picture of the sistren on a different website, insult her by calling her "Messian Dread's biggest fan" and thing, in an obvious exposure of his true nature.

Stalking women seems to be a habit that is present with more of my opponents. One of them is a convicted stalker who also served time in prison for children porno found on his computer. He even has a website about his case... (LINK)

In 1996, he heard how I was hating what I thought was Yesus before I became born again and he keeps writing until this day how I am a "Satanist". He also likes to call me a "white supremacist", even though he himself is a white guy. UB40, by the way, according to this white guy, are also "white supremacists".

I can go on and on and on, exposing just how the wicked will try to trigger trauma's, or create trauma's even, when you are JAH Child doing JAH Works.

But the examples I just gave are just that: examples.

All of these examples show how the wicked will use positive things, JAH blessings and fruits of His Works in us, just to express their complete hatred against the Creator and His children.

Lies and insults, even the absurd accusation of being loved, these are all things we have to face when we dare to speak out about Babylon, or dare to worship JAH by His Name and Title as Head Creator. The hurt can be big, it can trigger ancient trauma's or even create new ones.

They will try to trigger your trauma's so that you will Konform, and when that turns out to be impossible because of the way you are created, the attempts to paralyze you will begin.

In this journey, I discovered the mechanisms. I discovered, why it is so necessary to see this a spiritual thing and not as a carnal thing. It is within our flesh, that the enemy will try to get at us, but the reason for that is that they can never touch our spirits.

They will try to devour our flesh and blood, for example by triggering our trauma's, for who we are spiritually. Because they can not get at our spirit, they will get at our flesh. And they hope we will respond in flesh, too!

Another thing that I learned in this, is that I should not look for liberation from my trauma's. I should not look for being healed, if you will, at least not until the degree our traumatizers want us to long for that healing.

What does it matter, if I get healed from my trauma's if I am surrounded by wolves and vampires, even devils who will look to traumatize me again and again on a daily basis?

What does it matter, if all I do is seek for healing or shelter in a desperate attempt to save my flesh and blood?

JAH did heal me to a great extend from my trauma's, though. However, I discovered that He healed me from those things that would have potentially brought me in the danger zone.

So, am I still traumatized?


Big Time, even.

And I feel it every day!

As a child, I would be traumatized and I would start to hate what I thought was "Jesus Christ". Since I was traumatized in the Name of that Yesus because I am not able to become a good Babylonian, I thought I had to "love Satan"....

This is how strong trauma's can be, especially for a young child as I was in that time.

But now I am healed. I know Jesus Christ, and I know there is a god of this world order called Satan but some call him Jesus Christ too and they love the Shitstem of that "Jesus Christ"....

Even if the whole "Christian World" would attack me for being a Rasta or for not being against Herb Smoking or even for reviewing Reggae Music, and they would claim how I would be burning in hell forever because of that, I will no longer get hurt or intimidated by that.

There was a healing there, and it was massive!

But the healing takes place within my consciousness rather than within my flesh and blood.

My handicap will not go away, I will still feel the trauma's I had as a young child when I see some "Christian" "accusing" "me" of "being a Rasta" (as if that is the same as being a Satanist), for example.

I will still feel the pain if people debate among themselves what kind of "mental problem" they would like to impose on me so that they can continue doing their evil works since all they have against them is "a guy with a mental problem"...

However, all these attacks land in the "return to sender, address unknown" category. The attacks are aimed at my spirit, because it is my spirit that causes my soul and body to do what I am doing, but land in my soul where ancient trauma's are still there.

You see, the traumatizers are unable to find my spirit, as they do not know the adress!

My spirit is born of JAH, "born again" as we say. Because of this situation, my spirit is in direct and continual contact with Jah and even further: my spirit is safely in the Secret Place Of the Most High, as Psalm 91 describes.

My spirit is not sick, or ill, or wounded. My spirit is not traumatized and can not be traumatized. My spirit is whole and does not need healing. And it is my spirit that guides me.


Yes, most of the time when we speak about "me", "I", or "you", we speak about our souls. Our souls, different from our spirit. Our souls, held captive when we are possessed. Our souls, deeply traumatized.

JAH teaches us to know ourselves to be little trinities of body, soul and spirit. Subsequently He teaches us that although these three are one, there are differences too.

Everything that deals with the trauma, deals with our souls. However, when we are spiritual we know how to place our soul in the right perspective and so I will bypass my soul consciousness when it comes to these matters discussed in this update.

There is nothing I can do about it: Satan's spiritual warriors will attack my soul for it is the best they can ever reach, and I will keep doing what I spiritually know I have to do.

And I do this as part of "The Normal Christian Life"!

Every born again person should know that our souls, our hearts, will not tell us the truth. When we know the truth, our souls can say a different thing because of trauma's but it will not change the truth and so JAH teaches each and everyone of us to become more and more.... spiritual, throughout the years.

And this principal of the Normal Christian Spiritual Life can perfectly be applied in situations wherein we are traumatized and triggered by the evil ones for who we are spiritually.

The triggers are still there, the trauma's are still there, but there is no use whatsoever for these trauma's to be there in the first place. The evil ones may try and trigger trauma's, but they cannot force me to listen to these trauma's as if they were telling me the truth about my spiritual position.

Each time the enemy tries to trigger a trauma, I have -in my soul consciousness- to make a choice. I will either listen to the trauma and consider it to be describing reality to me, or I can choose to walk in Truth as JAH Revealed Himself to be Truth Incarnated through YESUS KRISTOS Who Is JAH and that choice is really not so hard to make.

Throughout this year, and the 22 years before that in which I know myself to be born again through the works of Yesus Kristos Who is JAH, I have learned to discern between my body, my soul and my spirit.

In the journey JAH sent me on, I discovered until a deeper level just why I was traumatized, and the technical mechanism and reasons for the traumatization.

I did not discover this just for the sake of knowledge, obviously.

I did not only discover it, to get to know myself to a deeper level too, getting to know the one who JAH created, the spirit who was born of JAH on august 6, 1985 when I was born again.

I believe, I predominantly discovered it to share with my brothers and sisters who also know themselves in truth to be born again through Yesus Kristos Who is JAH.

This specific journey I am on has not led me to my final destiny either. I am about to discover much more. As it seems now, I am even going to travel physically as a result of this journey and it will be to another continent.

I'll keep you posted!

One Love,
Messian Dread

Friday, November 23, 2007

Blessing or Offense? (7) - Webmaster's Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 23, 2007


WWW, November 23 2007 - Militant factions of homosexualists or churchicans are known to take offense in many of Reggae's lyrics and desperately try to Konform Reggae Culture as they see no way in which they could ever be part of such a Culture themselves.

They don't see one particular principal that helped to shape Reggae Music and Culture, even musically. But their blindness is a direct threat to the real Love and Unity in Reggae Culture, which is a Unification of people to chant down the real enemy and help each other to survive as victims of the very same system.

Babylon doesn't look to your particular view on homosexualism or the Bible. Babylon will try to feed of you and enslave you, so let's join together in Love and Unity in order to Chant down Babylon together!

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

House Of Reggae #12 (MP3 Podcast Review)
Fasimbas Sound System - Drums Of Redemption (Video Review)

House Of Reggae #12 (MP3 Podcast Review)


WWW, November 2007 - None less than 16 tunes in what is another great selection of info-tainment by the master of the genre in this discipline of the Reggae Podosphere!

The 12th episode of Ian's House Of Reggae starts with a serious selection of the late 1970's, including an interesting Clint Eastwood riding the Uptown Top Ranking riddim that sound quite different than the one that made it into the UK Charts back in the days.

As our host takes us back further in time, he explains just what we're about to hear in his own way of "ire enthusiasm" with Jamaican Reggae and Ska music.

He doesn't ignore the themes that cause the many Sufferers tunes you can find in Jamaican Music through-out the decades, things which could be quite relevant for people who are just staring to get to know Reggae Music and want to find out what that great stuff they hear is all about.

One of those themes in the political violence and the declared peace after countless of people dies in the war between the rivaling political parties. The story behind Bob Marley's "One Love Peace Concert", for example. is very much related to this as well as the tunes that our host plays in another section of yet another great piece of info-tainment!


01. Ray Darwin - People's Choice
02. Sea & Waves - Born In The Ghetto
03. Ghetto version
04. Clint Eastwood - Badder Than You
05. The Clarendonians - You Can't Be Happy
06. Frankie Jones - The War Is Over
07. Freddie McKay & Jah Lloyd - War Is Over
08. Da'Ville - Love U Better
09. Wailing Souls - Take A Taste
10. Ringo - Don't Know Much
11. Winston & Roy feat. Count Ossie - Babylon Gone
12. Delroy Wilson - Lion Of Judah
13. Ce'Cile - Waiting
14. Pinchers - Seen & Done
15. Tony Curtis & Jigsy King - I'm Sorry
16. Buju Banton - Love Needs


Fasimbas Sound System - Drums Of Redemption (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - Fasimbas describe their sound as Rasta DUB. They are here to musically Chant Down Babylon and give thanks for those that bravely join them.

Roots Reggae, especially Conscious Roots Reggae is ignored by the mass-media. The reason for that has to do with what Rastafarians and other Conscious people call Babylon Shitstem.

This system is responsible for the fact that African people were taken as slaves from their homeland to work as slaves on land that was stolen from yet another people: "welcome" to what one of it's founding fathers called the "New Atlantis".

Fasimbas -their name is a Raspect to Jah Shaka, the King of Rasta Sound System Warriors ina Babylon- is here to Chant Down Babylon with Music and the Dubroom is here to Chant Down Babylon with the promotion (DUB) Reggae and Consciousness.

In this video, that lasts almost ten minutes, Fasimbas introduce themselves over some heavyweight DUB vibes. They show us how they Chant Down Babylon with Music and a positive message of Love and Unity in the African Community as they take us to one of their monthly sessions.

Raspect is due!


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Blessing or Offense? (6) - Webmaster's Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 22, 2007


WWW, November 22 2007 - Jamaica's long history of sufferation and the courageous way many Jamaicans deal with the shituation Babylon has put them in has been a tremendous influence in the development and nature of (global) Reggae Culture.

What is usually seen as political incorrect in established religions or world philosophies and their culture, is not even a matter of debate!

That is why the Dubroom will promote Reggae Music by artists, regardless of their religious views. That is why the Dubroom will also publish spiritual articles, regardless of the political incorrect nature of these messages.

Everything has a place, and it you don't want to check it, you obviously don't have to.

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

Ali Baba Styleeeeee (MP3 Review)
Jammy's: King At The Controls (Full Length Trailer Video Review)

Ali Baba Styleeeeee (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - The Ali Baba Riddim has inspired many vocalists and DUB engineers to record some of their better works. 28 minutes of this great riddim definitely isn't too much, here!

They're all there: from the obvious John Holt tune that gave the title to this riddim to the legendary King Tubby dubbing it up BIGTIME, from the necessary Dr Alimantado trimming the barber to the unexpected David JAHSon in showcase style.

Definitely a crucial selection of which 28 minutes isn't too much at all. Especially not when you consider that each and every one of the tracks in this mix can be considered among the better works of each artist individually, too.


#01 John Holt - Ali Baba
#02 King Tubby & Prince Jammy - The Poor Barber
#03 Joseph Cotton - Ali Baba
#04 King Tubby & The Aggrovators - I Trim The Barber
#05 King Tubby - Hijack the Barber
#06 Dr. Alimantado & Jah Stitch - The Barber Feel It
#07 Dr Alimantado - I Killed The Barber
#08 Treasure Isle All Stars - Arabian Dub
#09 U Roy - Bury The Razor
#10 David Jahson - Clean Head Dread
#11 David Jahson - Shampoo Dub
#12 Jackie Edwards - Ali Baba


Jammy's: King At The Controls (Full Length Trailer Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - When Jammy's released the digital Sleng-Teng riddim, he started a complete new genre of Reggae.

Six minutes with the once pupil of King Tubby's, the Founding Father of DUB.

Unfortunately, King Tubby's left us way before his time. During Tubby's life time, (now) King Jammy was known as Prince Jammy and he was one of the top DUB engineers, together with Scientist and others.

Jammy's went on from being of the top DUB engineers to one of the top in the Dancehall business and it had to do with the mighty Sleng Teng riddim.

His story is remarkable and well worth an in-depth documentary, which is proven by the full-length trailer that comes along with it.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Blessing or Offense? (5) - Webmaster's Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 21, 2007


WWW, November 21 2007 - Reggae Music was born on Jamaica, and Jamaica is an island where the world's history is summarized in a rather ugly way.

Jamaica has a long history of people who know like no other one know what it means to be a true sufferer, a victim of what truly is Babylon System.

Today, the situation is not so much different as the Plantation is now "simply" called "Third World" and the sufferers still suffer until this very day.

In this situation, the Jamaicans have given an example to the rest of the world when it comes to what can seriously be called "Jah Culture" in a way, and that Culture has definitely shaped world-wide Reggae Culture.

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

DJ Mukti DUBWISE Set (MP3 Review)
Marcia Griffiths - Melody Life - Full Trailer (Video Review)

DJ Mukti DUBWISE Set (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - Almost one hour of deep, deep DUB awaits the listener - experiencer - of DJ Mukti's first Podcast.

The art of DUB can be applied in many, many styles of Reggae and even beyond. DJ Mukti is showing just how this is done by his wonderful selection of DUB music.

Electronic vibes and instruments are combined with analogue or even acoustic sounds and we're not "just" talking about the many vocals we hear throughout this hour of deep, deep DUB.

DJ Mukti's selection introduces us mainly to the world of contemporary and international DUB producers like Twilight Circus and Vibronics, Mad Professor and the German Rhythm and Sound.

As we can hear, DUB has come a long way since it was first discovered in King Tubby's Studio decades ago!


01. Rastafari Elders
02. Twilight Circus Dub Sounds System
03. Miniman
04. Kanka
05. Rhythm and Sound
06. Mad Professor and Massive
07. Zentone
08. Highvisatatores
09. Selassie I Dub War Album
10. Vibronics
11. Kaly Live Dub
12. High Tone
13. Improvisators Dub


Marcia Griffiths - Melody Life - Full Trailer (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - A lot of historical and contemporary footage shows one of the first female Reggae vocalists and definitely one of the most remarkable ones.

Marcia Griffiths is obviously best known for her works as part of Bob Marley's backing vocals, the I-Threes. But to keep her there is to not respect the fullness of her works.

As she explains in the video, she started years before the I-threes and obviously has been going on strong ever since Bob Marley passed to be with Jah.

A little piece of niceness, that just may convince you to check out the album that accompanies this video.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Blessing or Offense? (4) - Webmaster's Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 20, 2007


WWW, November 20 2007 - These last few days, we have been discovering many examples of the fact, that within Reggae Culture something is seen as a blessing where a lot of other cultures would see these very same things as offensive.

In a way, you could say that the Dubroom Website is also an example of the principal we are talking about.

This principal obviously wasn't invented with Reggae Music. Nevertheless, it was there when the music was born and has been shaping Reggae Culture even musically.

Tomorrow, we'll dive into the roots of this remarkable thing.

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

Showdown At The Shack: Prince Jammy vs The Scientist (MP3 Review)
Luciano - I Remember When (Video Review)

Showdown At The Shack: Prince Jammy vs The Scientist (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - The year is 1980. Two Heavyweight DUB Champions from King Tubby's Studio come together for a friendly DUB Duel at their Home Base.

DUB is very much a form of music that could be described as a musical movie. The one you don't see with your eyes, but with your ears. Echo's of vocals and instruments flooding over Drum and Basslines take you into realms of the music that the average vocal track can never bring you.

The art of DUB is discovered and cultivated in the studio of King Tubby's in Jamaica. He is the Founding Father of this art of remixing. King Tubby did not have a studio where he recorded bands, but he recorded vocalists and most of all: heavy DUB!

Studio's like Channel One would provide the multitracks for King Tubby to remix. Or for one of his protégées. Prince Jammy's, for example. Or the Scientist!

Both men developed their own particular style of mixing, taking the works of King Tubby's to yet deeper levels.

Around 1980, it was time for a showdown of the two masters and it came in the form of a DUB album containing crucial riddims played by the studio band of Channel One and carrying the magnificent voice of Barrington Levy, one of the leading voices in what was then a new style of Reggae, called Rub a Dub Music.

It came in the form of a virtual boxing championship, in which the two heavyweight champions meet each other in the ring of DUB. Scientist opens up, Prince Jammy answers. After ten rounds, we -the audience- have to decide who won.


Round 01 - The Scientist
Round 02 - Prince Jammy
Round 03 - The Scientist
Round 04 - Prince Jammy
Round 05 - The Scientist
Round 06 - Prince Jammy
Round 07 - The Scientist
Round 08 - Prince Jammy
Round 09 - The Scientist
Round 10 - Prince Jammy


Luciano - I Remember When (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - Several disciplines of the Arts come together in this remarkable video: Luciano sings one of his latest tunes while in the background actors and dancers provide some sights with the words.

Luciano is there, just with a guitar. He has some backing singers with him, but most of all: the MessenJah as he is often called has something to say, he has a message. A conscious message!

He talks about the history of the African People, at home and abroad. How many were taken as slaves to the so-called "New World" and what results these crimes against Black People came up with.

Luciano is the kind of Messenger that will gently, but to the point and without apology, explain just what's the matter and how come. A crucial message, that you cannot deny no matter how you try.



Monday, November 19, 2007

Blessing or Offense? (3) - Webmaster's Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 19, 2007


WWW, November 19 2007 - Stitchie preaching the Gospel, Easy Skanking on Warrior lyrics and baldheads singing "Crazy Baldhead": what many would consider offensive outside of Reggae Culture, others simply see as a blessing.

For today, we have a Podcast review with the title "Dangerous System". It contains a selection of tunes that some would call slackness, adult even, mixed with tunes that speak a completely different language when it comes to love and relationships.

This is exactly what happens in the dance too. Conscious vocalists and those that sing slackness will perform together and pay each other respect. So, is it kind of hypocrite? Just words? Kind of like making music about Santa Claus, knowing that he doesn't exist?

More tomorrow...

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

Dangerous System (MP3 Review)
Sly and Robbie - Shine Eye Gal Dub (Live) (Video Review)

Dangerous System (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - Those who refuse to listen to computer-based Reggae, may want to skip this one. However, they would be missing out some crucial Jamaican Dancehall vibes from the late 1980's, early 1990's.

Dangerous System contains some serious tunes. The music crucial, highly and deeply danceable and many tunes contain an uplifting message in the category "Righteous Loving".

No slackness?

Sure, it depends how you look at it. It's just like Digital Dancehall: if you can't stand it, or don't know in which perspective to place it, why not simply skip it?

Or skip directly to the second half of the mix and listen to a combination of Rub a Dub and Dancehall

However, as said, you would be missing out some serious music that uplifts the heart and may nourish the soul for the level of hearticality in this selection by the Paradox crew is high!


01. Tony Tuff - Good To Control Me (Greensleeves)
02. Johnny Clarke - Love Feeling All Over (Napthali)
03. Super Black - Baby Father (Live & Love)
04. Carl Meeks - Who A Tell The Tale (Photographer)
05. Junior Mervin - Armagiedon (Firehouse)
06. Robert Ffrench - When You Come A Dance (Parish)
07. Pad Anthony - Dangerous System (Live & Love)
08. King Kong - Can't Distress Me (Parish)
09. Johnny Clarke - Teach Them The Right (Firehouse)
10. Admiral Tibet - Victim of Babylon (Live & Love)
11. Chuck Turner - Ah No Me She Love (Jammys)
12. King Everald - Afraid Of Them (Firehouse)
13. Sister Charmaine - Ha Fi Get A Job (Techniques)
14. Anthony Red Rose - Canta (Firehouse)
15. Johny Wayne - Me No Response (Firehouse)
16. Wayne Smith - E20 (Greensleeves)
17. Tonto Irie - World's Best Lover (Melodie)
18. Trevor Levy - Key Card (Firehouse)
19. Anthony Red Rose - Dub Organizer (Firehouse)
20. Steve Knight - See Dem A Come (Tachyon)
21. Sugar Minott - Victim of Society (Heartbeat)
22. Colourman - Plain Truth Lyric (Creation)
23. Little John - Youth of Today (Skengdon)
24. Junior Delgado - Poverty (Incredible)
24. The Viceroys - Take Care Of The Youths (Greensleeves)


Sly and Robbie - Shine Eye Gal Dub (Live) (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - When Black Uhuru is not there to perform on the concert, Sly and Robbie will "simply" play a DUB version of the classic tune and it goes like this.

The horn blowers sing the chorus at the start, with Sly just playing the hi hat and the guitar playing the familiar hard rock style lick.

A mighty drum roll introduces a long part of stricktly Drum and Bass and (a little too much) synthesizer, which is only broken down to come back stronger throughout the entire 5 minutes and 7 seconds.

Every now and then, it gets a bit chaotic but hey, it's live and what the riddim twins lay down in this performance will be very, very hard to imitate even by the best of the best.

You could say, that they simply show why they are called the Riddim Twins!


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Blessing or Offense? (2) - Webmaster's Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 18, 2007


WWW, November 18 2007 - Yesterday, we witnessed how Stitchie, a born again Christian, can tell his friends in the Dancehall he is going to fast and pray for them to become born again Christians too.

They will not take offense, like some people do, but they give thanks for the blessing. This is a very important principal in Reggae Culture that you can see over and over again.

For example, in the heavy warrior lyrics in the Podcast reviewed for today, that still has the title "Easy Skanking", or in the non-dreadlock singing Bob Marley's very-dreadlock tune "Crazy Baldhead"...

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)


Rootical Part 6: Easky Skanking (MP3 Review)
Sly and Robbie - Crazy Baldhead (Live) (Video Review)

Rootical Part 6: Easky Skanking (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - Singers chanting truth and right and the players of instruments playing some heavyweight Roots Reggae from different times and places: one hour of Easy Skanking for the Rootsman!

DJ Ian Irie takes us into a Rootsman experience that will keep the hearts and souls in a state of rejoicement and encouragement: the power, yes High Power of Reggae is once again perfectly represented by the Ambassada.

Heavy duty tweaking of just about every knob on his mixing board, effects, deep DUB excursions with one riddim flowing into the next like water on one place, where short silences increase the tension on others.

Balance everywhere, vibes everywhere too: from Conscious Lovers to a militant Johnny Clarke telling the wicked how things really are. A DUB Plate carrying the voice of Barry Brown, and the ever-faithful Luciano are two other highlights in what really is one hour of crucial Easy Skanking, Rootsman Style.


1) Grab a hold on Jah - Richie Davies
2) Red Hot - Levi (Reggae Reggae Sauce) Roots
3) King of Kings - Nerious Joseph
4) Stop Them Jah - Johnny Clarke
5) Gold Of Sheba - Earl Sixteen
6) Solomon Dub - Gussie P
7) Finger on the pulse - Sly & Robbie
8) Step Up - Robbie Valentine
9) Dem A fight (Dubplate) - Barry Brown
10) Revelation 18 - Jah Shaka
11) Want To Know - Prince Malachi
12) Move with Jah Flow - Mikey General
13) Solidarity - Luciano
14) Don't Give Up the Fight - Bitty Maclean


Sly and Robbie - Crazy Baldhead (Live) (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - When the Riddim Twins plays the drum and bass, you have reason enough to check out the performance they will give.

When Sly and Robbie play, Reggae Music plays. The Dynamic Duo played a number of Reggae riddims into the multitrack of various recording studio's that has at least 5 figures, if not 6!

In this video, the Riddim Twins play the classic Bob Marley riddim together with a band, while the singer (Beres Hammond?) does more than singing the words of Crazy Baldhead: he sings some more lyrics (his own?), and even goes on to sing Get Up Stand Up as well.

The start of the track isn't impressive, vocal-wize. But that is about to change after a few minutes, when the singer starts to sing other lyrics over the riddim and the working out of the tune really starts.



Saturday, November 17, 2007

Blessing or Offense? (1) - Webmaster's Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 17, 2007


WWW, November 17 2007 - The video reviewed for this edition of Dubroom Online is very important, as it explains a very important principal of Reggae Culture in a few minutes.

Imagine the sight of someone telling others straight into their face, that he's going to fast and pray for them to see the Light.

Imagine the recipients thanking him for the blessing, not minding at all to be filmed while all of this happens and even help making it into a crucial video for the one who told them what other may find very offensive?

I would definitely recommend checking out Stitchie's video on "Fast and Pray" to check out what this is all about!

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

Stitchie - Fast and Pray (Video Review)
Forgotten Gems (MP3 Review)

Stitchie - Fast and Pray (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - Claimed by the "Gospel Reggae" Industry as "one of their own", Stitchie makes it clear how he doesn't have to separate himself from Reggae Culture in order to be who he is.

It's a principal issue: do Reggae artists have to leave Reggae Culture when they are Christian?

Yes, says the "Gospel Reggae Industry".

This rather new branch of the Christian Industrial Complex was founded in the mid 1990's by an organization called "Christafari". They currently have their Head Quarters near Hollywood California, from where they cultivate and sell what they call "sanctified" Reggae.

Big business it is: when you know how to speak Christianese, you can wrap yourself up in a fancy Hollywood styled "Rasta Image" and become a "Gospel Reggae Star". However, you have to separate yourself from Reggae Culture, not to mention Rastafari Livity and Spirituality, in order get there.

Obviously, this an open and clear attempt by what is usually called Babylon System to break Reggae Culture and Rastafari Livity. And since it is done in the name of "Jesus" or "Christianity", the principal question on top of this review needs to be asked again.

It's a principal issue: do Reggae artists have to leave Reggae Culture when they are Christian?
Yes, says the "Gospel Reggae Industry".

NO!, says Stitchie. In an interview, he was quoted as saying:
    First of all, I need to make this very lucid that these artistes are all my friends and I’ve not lose contact with them because I’m now a born again Christian, if anything, I’m now enjoying even closer friendship with them. I freely received love from Jesus Christ so I’m giving it freely to everyone. This is the motive behind the concept of the video as it is of vital significance that as an Ambassador of Christ I demonstrate the love of Christ to all my fellow dancehall artistes and musicians. (SOURCE)
Whatever you may think of Stitchies personal Christian faith, doesn't really matter. It's a matter of natural fact, that Rasta's and Christians and those who are both have had a prominent place within Reggae Music from the very foundation in the 1960's until this present day in 2007 and it's not about to stop anywhere close.

"Fast and Pray" is a very strong track by Stitchie, in which he appears together with some other "secular" dancehall artists, including the legendary King Yellowman himself. He tells them, that he will fast and pray for them and they give thanks for the blessing.



Forgotten Gems (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - From Don Carlos singing "Satta Massa Gana" to Yabby You's "Love of JAH", here are ten hard-to-find tunes from the Doctor's medicine bag...

A wide variety of styles within the ten track selection of Dr. Tahl's' 10th podcast ensures that there is something for everyone here.

We're really taken from one style into the other, which is kind of refreshing. Yabby You's deep Roots Reggae is played just after Ed Cobb's "Rock 'n' Roll Reggae" cover of "Tainted Love", for example.

The fact that the mix contains "only" ten selections in just over half an hour provides the pleasant experience of being taken from one vibe into the next sometimes rather suddenly.

The kind of mix you will want to put on when you're waking up to live another day with some nice music to help you through.

Nice One!


01 Milton Henry - Let the Sunsine in
02 Milton Henry - What am I to do
03 The African Brothers - Mystery of Nature
04 Don Carlos - Satta Massa Ganna
05 Love Joys - I Belong to You
06 Ed Cobb - Tainted Love
07 Yabby You - The Prophets
07 Yabby You & Vivian Jackson - Love of Jah
08 Jackie Mittoo - Hot Milk
09 Johnny Osbourne - Love Makes the World Go Round
10 The African Brothers - Father Lead Us


Friday, November 16, 2007

Real People, Real Reggae (2) - Webmaster Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 16, 2007


WWW, November 16 2007 - You can study and analyze for example the Dubroom's Midi Files, put it in a test tube so to speak in order to get the right formula to play a Reggae Riddim.

But that is not all you need, in order to play Reggae Music. There is an element that is necessary, that element you could call: authenticity.

Real people, in the sense that they do not pretend to be something they are not, will find that if they are able to play Reggae, they will feel right at home because if there is one thing that you need in order to play Reggae, it is...

A Heart!

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

Steppin' Youth - Ghetto Corner (MP3 Review)
Wailing Souls Live At Jay Leno Show - Shark Attack (Video Review)

Steppin' Youth - Ghetto Corner (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - Ghetto Corner starts with a special A' Capella session by none other than Sugar Minott, introducing the French-based Steppin' Youth Sound System. A sign of the quality that is about to follow? You bet!

When they started their Sound back in 1994, the Steppin' Youth were at the beginning of some very interesting years to follow. Not only did they work together with some crucial vocalists, they would also develop their mixing skills.

One result can be heard while enjoying "Ghetto Corner", the first episode of some truly crucial mixes by the French based collective. The tracks follow each other seamlessly, the mix is filled with strategically placed effects and original jingles.

The selection? Simply crucial! Designed to make you move and groove, the riddims are carefully selected and taken out of various times and places.

Enjoy to the fullness!


00. intro sugar minott
01. stars cornell campbell
02. trigger happy dolly man
03. rougher yet slim smith
04. you a fool boy angela prince
05. bad boy bad boy Silvertones
06. never let go slim smith
07. see them a come pad anthony
08. bad boy possee robert ffrench
09. are you ready barry brown
10. bank clerk junior reid
11. jah black barrington levy
12. ghettoman problem wiston hussley
13. live good barrington levy
14. dance in the area tony tuff
15. fight fight don carlos
16. slave horace ferguson
17. knock knock don carlos
18. cool it tony tuff


Wailing Souls Live At Jay Leno Show - Shark Attack (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - They were said to be Bob Marley's favorite vocal harmony group. Here's the Wailing Souls with a full blown band for the American "Jay Leno Show".

One bad thing about this video: the sound isn't what you would love it to be even though it gets better along the way.

Having said that...

The performance is simply massive and even though the tune is kind of old, the music is made contemporary by an unknown Dancehall DJ and the way the band plays as well as the lyrics.

Solid, solid, solid. Yes I.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Real People, Real Reggae (1) - Webmaster Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 15, 2007


WWW, November 15 2007 - Reggae is a strange kind of music, in a way.

You can learn the formula that will lead you to the technical possibility to construct riddims with your band or even with digital programming technology.

Many people try to learn the music, for example by analyzing the original Dubroom Midi-files that we put online back in 1997 already. Others strive to get to know every fine detail in Bob Marley's productions.

But the result is not like any scientifical formula that you can apply. There is an element in the music that cannot be defined in a scholarly way...

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

House Of Reggae #11 (MP3 Review)
The Specials - Ghost Town (Video Review)

House Of Reggae #11 (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - From the 1950's via 1973 when Jamaica was the host for the Heavyweight World Championship straight to the 1980's when Tenor Saw voiced Rub a Dub style: Welcome to the House of Reggae!

This is the 11th time, that our host Brother Ian receives us in his house to tell us once more about that great music called Reggae. He tells us, that we're about to dig deeeeeeep into the Jamaican Dancehalls and we even go back to the 1950's for some really early "Dancehall".

That's right, early dancehall.

Many would consider the opening track for House of Reggae Part 11 to be early Dancehall and in a way it definitely is. But the dances go back further in time, as we will know after listening to the hour.


01. Tenor Saw - Golden Hen
02. Errol Dunkley - Train To Zion
03. VC - By His Deeds
04. The Bassies - Things A Come Up To Bump
05. Sound Dimension - More Scorcha
06. Willis Jackson - Later For The Gator aka Coxsone's Hop
07. Clue J & The Blues Blasters - Shuffling Jug
08. Nicodemus - Mother In Law
09. The Cordells - Let I Go
10. The Tidals - Stand Firm
11. Nairobi Sisters - Promised Land
12. The Heptones - I Shall Be Released
13. Dennis Alcapone - Joe Frazier
14. Big Youth - Foreman Vs Frazier Round 2


The Specials - Ghost Town (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - The Specials were one of the leading bands of the righteous Two Tone Ska and Skinhead revolution in the UK during the 1980's. "Ghost Town" was one of their major hits.

When Reggae had already been established in the UK during the 1970's, there was kind of a "Ska Revival" during the 1980's. The music, however, was as much related to Reggae Music as it was to Ska.

It was called the Two Tone revolution and you could say, that in a way these were "Roots Skinheads" who knew their history and were very much against racism.

You see: Skinheads and Ska are related, and not just since the 1980's. In fact, both terms come directly out of Jamaica and it has been in use there since the 1960's.

In this video, however, we'll meet one of the leading Two Tone bands in one of their most popular tunes. Enjoy!


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Herbal element (2) - Webmaster's Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 14, 2007


WWW, November 14 2007 - It is said, that DUB Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson came to the Netherlands one day and was offered a joint while on stage.

He refused with the words: "I did not come to this country to smoke marihuana". Linton simply doesn't smoke herb.

Russ D of the Disciples, a UK based DUB collective, is also said to not smoke herb.

Just two examples out of many.

No, you do not have to smoke when you are involved in Reggae Music. No, you do not have to smoke herb in order to apprecilove the music.

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

Sleeper's Record Shack 8: Junior Byles (MP3 Review)
Big Youth - Train To Rhodesia (Video Review)

Sleeper's Record Shack 8: Junior Byles (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - When he started the Versatiles back in the 1960's, Junior Byles was at the start of a carrier that would last over several decades and with that: styles.

In 41 minutes, Mick Sleeper provides a crucial introduction into the work of what he calls "truly one of Reggae's greatest vocalists": the man they call Junior Byles.

Starting of with a track made popular by Peter Tosh, moving forward to a special mix with Dr. Alimantado joining the Star of the 8th episode of Sleeper's Record Shack: the two first selections definitely set the tone for the rest of the show and that tone is just the right tone!

We'll hear early Reggae, Rockers, even crucial DUB, everything carefully mixed to give us an impression of the niceness Junior Byles gave to the people of the world.

You got to love this one as I would say!


01. CUTTING RAZOR - The Versatiles
02. A PLACE CALLED AFRICA - Junior Byles & Dr. Alimantado*
03. I'VE GOT A FEELING - Junior Byles
04. COMING AGAIN - Junior Byles
05. BEAT DOWN BABYLON - Junior Byles
06. INFORMER MEN - Junior Byles & Jah T
07. DEMONSTRATION - Junior Byles
08. GOT THE TIP - Junior Byles
09. BLACK CRISIS - Junior Byles
10. REMEMBER ME - Junior Byles & Rupert Reid
11. KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING - Junior Byles
12. JORDAN - Junior Byles
13. FADE AWAY - Junior Byles

* = Custom Mix



Big Youth - Train To Rhodesia (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - With some excellent video recordings from Jamaica in the 1970's capturing the vibes of the times, we'll meet up with Big Youth in a classic tune.

Some people have their own style within a style and Big Youth is definitely one of them. His own particular combination of toasting ("Reggae Rapping") and singing adds that special touch only he would give back then.

During the 1970's, Big Youth came up very strong as he voiced one riddim after the other." Train to Rhodesia" is just one of them, but it's one of his best tunes too. The music is played in the "Flying Cymbals" style made popular by the Soul Syndicate and can be found on the Big Youth album "Dreadlocks Dread".

Sights and Sounds from 1970's Jamaican music that will definitely appeal to the young hearts of today as well!


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Herbal element (1) - Webmaster's Column

Dubroom Online - Edition November 13, 2007


WWW, November 13 2007 - For many, Reggae and Rasta is related to one thing, and one thing only: marihuana.

Some call it a (soft) drugs, others prefer to speak about the herb. Within Reggae culture we often speak about Lamb's Bread, and we all know that many within our culture prefer to eat the Bread...

Within western Christianity, though, smoking herb is considered to be a major sin against "God". This is why they want to separate themselves from Reggae Culture, as they claim the music is all about the weed anyway.

Whatever the case may be, fact is and shall remain that smoking herb is an accepted form of enjoyment within our Culture and should that be a reason to separate ourselves?

More tomorrow...

Green Up Sounds - Rock A Party (MP3 Review)
Frankie Paul - African Princess (Live at Japansplash 1986, Video Review)

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