Monday, February 11, 2008



WWW, February 2008 - In part two of "Digital Roots", we dig deeper and deeper into the fertile soil of Reggae Music to discover the heartical and upfull vibes from especially UK DUB and ROOTS!

Next to Jamaican productions, UK DUB is a powerful notion within Reggae Music. UK Roots is another one. Especially with the introduction of digital techniques in the 1980's, the difference between Jamaica and the UK based music became apparent.

Jamaica "went Sleng-Teng" and "slackness" became the order of the day in the Dance, where many UK based Sound Systems and studios further developed Roots Music in Word and Sound.

This Roots Tradition is upheld until this very day. Arguably, you actually have more chance to find spiritual and other conscious lyrics than slackness in a UK ROOTS release!

Part two of Steppin' Youths excellent presentation of (digital) UK DUB and ROOTS takes us straight into the conscious heart and soul of an all-star list of representants of the genre.

We're being treated to a number of great vocal tunes, where most titles will come with their DUB version as well. DUB versions, all skillful works of Art.

A huge part is reserved for the productional works of Steve Moscoe aka JAH WARRIOR, whose collaboration with Jamaican vocalists and Dougie Wardrop's Conscious Sounds Studio produced too much fruits to mention.

Another great Podcast from the Paris based STEPPIN' YOUTH Sound System!


15. Vision- Steven wright
16. Unto us- Tony Roots
17. Unto us dub- Reggae on top 2001
18. Thanks and praises- Hughie Izachaar
19. Ease off- Tony Roots
20. Can't take the pressure- Hughie Izachaar
21. Pressure dub- Jah warrior 1999
22. Thanks and dubs- Jah warrior/hughie Izachaar 2001
23. Ease off dub- Jah warrior 1999
24. Jah golden throne- Peter broggs
25. Jah golden dub- Jah warrior 1999
26. Originally- Shanti D
27. Originally dub- Jr Cony
28. Mama- Tena Star
29. Dubwise- Mellow vibes 2003
31. Knowledge better than gold- Ras Indian "exclusif"




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