Thursday, February 14, 2008



WWW, February 2008 - And you thought "Vintage Roots" would refer to 1970's Reggae Music? Think again: this is the 21st Century and the Paris based Steppin' Youth Sound System makes sure you won't forget that.

Fifty Minutes of rather contemporary Roots Reggae that will even make the Preterists realize that not everything nice must come from the distant past!

In this superb episode of the Steppin' Youth Podcast series, we're not going back further than the year 1990. At least, not until the last minutes of the excellent show.

Still, we at the Dubroom are sure that those who think that the only good Reggae comes from the 1970's will know themselves to be proven wrong after listening to the fifty minutes of Roots and Culture preserved in this Podcast.

The STEPPIN' YOUTH VINTAGE ROOTS MIX brings us some Conscious vocal tracks with their excellent DUB versions, skillfully mixed into one experience. A little extra echo here, a little wheel or rewind there: from the top to the very last drop this mix carries the mark of the connoisseur.

Regular visitors of the Dubroom will in the meantime have gotten used to the High Quality, Deep Roots played by the French Sound System, but those who read this review and never heard of STEPPIN' YOUTH before, have no more excuse.


01. Struggler in the ghetto- Rainbow
02. Dub side- Rainbow 1990
03. Freedom cry- Thunder
04. Dub side- Lion inc 2000
05. Storm is comin- Junior Delgado
06. Dubside- Incredible music 1996
07. Rootsman time- Sylvan White
08. Dub side- roots foundation 2001
09. Vengeance is yours Jah Jah- Michael Lloyd
10. Dub side- SMP records 2000
11. What comes around- Ruff Scott
12. Dub side- Easy Star records 1997
13. Jah help those who help themselves- BB Seaton
14. Dub side- Conscious minds- Soul beat 1996
15. Let the power fall on I- Max Romeo
16. Give thanks and praises- ?
17. I am the song- Joe Higgs



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