Monday, December 3, 2007

Reggae Outernational (1) (Webmaster Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition December 3, 2007


WWW, December 3 2007 - The UK is second to Jamaica when it comes to Reggae Music, as "everyone" knows.

Initially, this had to do something with the large Jamaican community in the UK, but this in itself doesn't explain the enormous popularity of the music on that island in front of the European continent.

It goes even further when you realize how electronic (Dance) music is very popular in Europe and how this music could never have come into existence if it were not for the art of DUB!

Yes, Reggae Music is outernational.

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

Adrian Sherwood and On-U Part 2 (MP3 Review)
JAH Shaka At The Controls 1983 (Video Review)

Adrian Sherwood and On-U Part 2 (MP3 Review)


WWW, December 2007 - Get ready for a deep, deep journey into the mystical realms of Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound from the early 1980's into the present time.

When Adrian Sherwood started releasing his experiments and DUB excursions beyond the realms of Reggae, he took a special place in the history books of Reggae Music. Until this present day he maintains his position as head of one of the most remarkable stables UK DUB.

In fact, counting Adrian Sherwood among the UK DUB engineers would not give him the credit he truly deserves. He has a truly outernational perspective on his productions and even though Reggae and Jamaican Reggae in particular is the roots of his products, nobody is really surprised when he will incorporate elements of other musical streams and styles in his releases as well.

Ravi Shankar, for example. The Indian Sitar player made his name during the 1960's when his works (called Raga's) were made popular by the Beatles (or some other band).

We will hear him, as well as a whole number of artists produced or released by Adrian Sherwood in what truly is an outernational experience, a deep deep DUB Journey beyond the realms of Reggae!


01. Yes its bless (alternate take) - Dub Syndicate (2001)
02. Can´t stop jumping - Bim Sherman & Dub Syndicate (1983)
03. Resolution (part 2/version 2) - Singers & Players (1982)
04. Dervish chant - African Head Charge (1990)
05. Learning to cope with cowardice - Mark Stewart & The Maffia (1983)
06. Cliched dub slave - Adrian Sherwood (2006)
07. Rise up - Ghetto Priest (2003)
08. Le temps simmobilise - Samia Farah (1999)
09. Sinners - Little Axe (2004)
10. Paradise of nada - Adrian Sherwood (2003)
11. Free the marijuana (part 1) - Audio Active (1994)
12. Ravi Shankar - Dub Syndicate & Rootsman (1996)



JAH Shaka At The Controls 1983 (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, November 2007 - Even with a terrible sound, this 1983 video shows the strength of JAH Shaka in Word sound and Power.

For JAH Shaka, there is only thing that matters. Decade after decade, he is showing how that one thing is not a commercial attitude but rather a heavy Warrior vibe.

In this video we see JAH Shaka in 1983. The sound is truly terrible, given the fact that the microphones that captured the event could not take the incredible amount of bass JAH Shaka is known to put in his sound during the dance.

We see him chanting truth and right over some serious heavyweight steppers riddim. Echo's galore, vibes galore, it is a true joy to see the Warrior totally in his vibe and sharing this vibe in an impressive way.


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