Saturday, November 10, 2007

Modern Roots (MP3 Review)


WWW, November 2007 - Was there Reggae after the time which so many call by that colonialist name "Golden Age"? That question is musically answered by DJ Dr. Tahl in 55 minutes of pure niceness!

Sure and fair enough: ever since Jamaica gave birth to Reggae Music, one classic after the other was played into the multi-track recorders of one legendary Studio and engineer after the other.

The 1970's, for example, produced so much material, that even decades after the event one re-issue label after the other releases crucial stuff. Stuff that needs to be reviewed, too.

Many Reggae lovers, though, especially when they get a little older themselves, will expose themselves to be "preterists": people with a rather unhealthy love for the past. They will even sometimes use a variation on a colonialist theme, when they start to speak about the 1970's as "the Golden Age of Reggae".

It's not a "love for Reggae", when people claim that the best Reggae Music is music from the past. Actually, they would declare Reggae to be a dead form of music!

Over here at the Dubroom we believe that the best Reggae is (always) yet to come. And by looking at the theme of the 9th Podcast of Brooklyn-based DJ Dr. Tahl, we kind of see the same thing too.

55 Minutes of pure Reggae Niceness, starting with Sizzla riding some classic riddims only to go further in time. DUB effects and digital remixes take us straight to our time.

Welcome to the 21st Century!


01 Sizzla - One Love
02 Sizzla - Da Real Thing
03 Noble Society featuring Jah Dan - Swarm
04 Noble Society featuring Jah Dan - She told me
05 Bob Marley - Trench Town Rock ( Tri Electro Remix)
06 Bob Marley - Soul Rebel (Afrodisiac Soundsystem Remix)
07 Capleton - Never Share
08 Capleton - That Day Will Come
09 Collie Buddz - Youts Today
10 Collie Buddz - Bun Down The System
11 Stephen Marley - Mind Control
12 Stephen Marley - Chase Dem
13 Stephen Marley - Inna Di Red



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