Monday, October 20, 2008



WWW, October 2008 - Selector Papa Jason of the German based Roots Ministry Sound System takes us into a Dancehall vibe extraordinaire! Digital vibes galore and well versatile. When you can take it, that is.

Ever since Jammy's came up with the now legendary Sleng Teng riddim, Jamaican studio's have been applying digital possibilities with various results. Some people went wild, while others couldn't apprecilove it at all. The debate continues until this day...

Much has happened after Sleng-Teng, obviously. The specific UK DUB and Roots sound rests heavily on the sound of the Drum computer, for example. But also Dancehall and Jamaican Roots of today has gone digital for a large degree.

The 8th episode of the Roots Ministry Mixdown series takes us -for the most part- back to the early days of the digital era. Many things were kinda new, even revolutionary, and so experimentation was the order of the day.

Simply a very, very interesting experience to hear some of those early digi-tunes again. In a time wherein a whole generation grew up with digital music and many prejudice of back then have faded in the trails of history, it's never a bad thing to know where we're coming from: another service from the Roots Ministry for which we give thanks.

Nuff thanks!


01 Wayne Marshall - Give Me The Mix / Version
02 Errol Bellot - Sound Ina Fury / Version
03 Mikey General - Dance Hall Vibes / Version
04 Lilly Melody - Cease Fire Selector / Version
05 Little Kirk - Ghetto People Broke / Version
06 Horace Ferguson - Jah Order
07 Early B - Imitator
08 U Roy - Haul & Pull / Version
09 King Kong - Aids / Version
10 Chris Wayne - Johnny Too Bad
11 Santa Ranking - Nah Put It Deh
12 Jnr. Delgado - Raggamuffin Year
13 Blacka T - Run Come Yah / Version
14 Yabby You - Nah Fallow Dem (Mix 1 u. 2) / Version
15 Yami Bolo - Marcus Link With Selassie I
16 Marcus Garvey - Garvey Chant / Version



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