Friday, December 7, 2007

See You On The 14th! (Webmaster Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition December 7, 2007


WWW, December 7 2007 - Greetings! Those of you who have read the December 6 issue of Dubroom Online, read how yours truly will -JAH WILLING- be on a journey which will lead to a different continent on this planet.

The preparations are going on big time, and consume time that is otherwise used to update the Dubroom Website.

The result of this is, that the Dubroom will not release new editions of Dubroom Online for the next week.

It doesn't mean, there's no activity on the website, just check out the Dubroom forums for that.

See you on the 14th!

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

Rootical Part 8: Too Much Back-Biting (MP3 Review)
Bunny Wailer - Roots, Rockers, Radics, Reggae - Live at Ford Charles, Jamaica, 1988) (Video Review)

Rootical Part 8: Too Much Back-Biting (MP3 Review)


WWW, December 2007 - In another massive mix that will bless the Roots People and drive away the vampires, DJ Ian Irie presents one hour of pure Roots and Culture from several times and places.

As he touches every knob on his mixing table and the effect button like an addict, DJ Ian Irie of the Ambassada Hi-Power Sound System plays one piece of UK DUB and Roots after the other Jamaican DUB and Roots.

This is the kind of mix you preferably want to listen to on a HiFi set that can produce a lot, and I mean a lot, of bass. Combined with a lot of volume, you will start to dance from the top to the very last drop.

Most of the Ambassada podcasts go further than "just" presenting Reggae Music the way it should be presented by a Sound System, and Rootical Part Eight is no exception to that rule.

As the name suggests, there is actually a theme or reasoning behind the selection and usually the lyrical topics in the selection will provide lots and lots of food for thought.

Enough food to meditate during the long, long DUB parts for which we give thanks as well!


01. Jahovia - Matic16
02. Roots Gone International
03. International Dub
04. Hustling
05. Give Thanks and Praise - Barry Brown
06. Vanity - Horace Andy
07. Vanity Dub
08. Burn Dem - Turbelance
09. Burnin Blaze
10. Fire Dub
11. Mankind Cease - Luciano
12. Cut and Clear - Mikey General
13. Brother David - Luciano
14. Its All in The Game - Mikey Spice
15. Jah Love - Sugar Minott
16. Too Much Backbiting - Sugar Minott



Bunny Wailer - Roots, Rockers, Radics, Reggae - Live at Ford Charles, Jamaica, 1988) (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, December 2007 - In 1988, this tune was already a classic. In 2007, this video is historical. Behold one more reason why Reggae cyaan die!

The last part of the 1980's was a very special time, in a way. Ragga and Dancehall were hot, while in Jamaican Studio's digital technology slowly took over much of the analogue material used in the decades before that.

The "War on Drugs" had taken it's toll, too, when many of the Ganja Fields were burned down and cokane flooded Jamaica like never before. Guns and violence were obviously attached to all of this and it wasn't like Jamaica was a peaceful place before that, either.

It was the years before what some call the Rasta Renaissance would be a fact with Tony Rebel and others bringing back Consciousness and Righteousness, too.

It is within this context, that we meet with Bunny Wailer in one of his Jamaican performances. He's about to sing the tune called Roots, Radics, Rockers, Reggae which deals directly with the fact that Roots will always have to be there, for what is a tree without roots?

JAH B is known for his impressive performances, and this one is no exception to that either. He uses his whole body to express the lyrics he sings and continually interacts with the audience and the band.

The sound that the band produces, was very contemporary in that time. The drummer, for example, would use a combination of acoustic and digital drums and the keyboards were updated as well.



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