Sunday, November 30, 2008

MYSTERY BABYLON (190)



Dubroom Online - November 30, 2008



"MYSTERY BABYLON (190)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 30 2008 - When I discovered the real -spiritual- nature of the "Christian Reggae Scene", I was at a point wherein I knew myself to be in Babylon.
I knew, that I had to treat that "Scene" as Babylon.

I knew, I had to Step Out.

However, that wasn't so easy.

Throughout the time, I had been mixing and basically -spiritually- fornicating with people who I should not -spiritually- mix with.

Even though you could argue that I did it for the right reasons, well, you can do the wrong out of right reasons.

Still don't make it right.

More Tomorrow...

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




The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.

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3600 SEC (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - Time for some upfull, righteous and militant Roots and DUB that will bless up the hearts and soul of Roots Sons and Daughters world wide.

3600 Seconds, to be exact

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LINTON KWESIE JOHNSON - DI GOOD LIFE (DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - A Video Clip with DUB Poet Linton Kwesie Johnson is kind of rare. When it's played on MTV, it's even more rare.

But here it is!

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3600 SEC

3600 SEC
DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - Time for some upfull, righteous and militant Roots and DUB that will bless up the hearts and soul of Roots Sons and Daughters world wide.

3600 Seconds, to be exact.


After being treated to no less than three excellent tracks by the Zion Train related Italian based collective Moa Anbessa wherein the Book of Books is quoted more than once, Coco "Ring The Alarm" Tea takes over with "Long Time". Indeed, Long Time he's been sounding the alarm and he's not about to stop doing it either.

A crucial musical introduction to a crucial one-hour mix of mainly UK DUB and Roots Music. Upfull, Righteous music and lyrics that will bless up the hearts and souls of Roots Sons and Daughters everywhere.

Ruff and Tuff, Thunder and Lightning!


PLAYLIST

01. Moa Anbessa - Foward Medley
02. Moa Anbessa - Holyfire Medley
03. Moa Anbessa - Jah Command feat Dan I
04. Cocoa Tea - Long Time
05. Hornsman Coyote - Nobody (Abassi All Stars)
06. Ras Imru Asha - Seige
07. Eli Emmanuel - Sadam
08. Abassi All Star feat Prince David - Put Life First
09. Winston Fergus - Serious Crime
10. Junkyard Productions - Politricks
11. Earl Sixteen - My Empress
12. The Disciples - Imperial Steppers
13. King Shiloh & Peter Broggs - Live In A Higher Region
14. Cultural Warriors - Righteousness
15. Vibronics - Positive Direction

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LINTON KWESIE JOHNSON - DI GOOD LIFE

LINTON KWESIE JOHNSON - DI GOOD LIFE
DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - A Video Clip with DUB Poet Linton Kwesie Johnson is kind of rare. When it's played on MTV, it's even more rare.

But here it is!



When LKJ entered the scene, the music that came with his poetry was deep, and hard. DUB effects and everything was there. In fact, it was LKJ's "Five Nights Of Bleeding" that got yours truly hooked on Reggae, somewhere in the early 1980's.

In 1992, the vibe had totally changed. Dennis Bovell, the musical genius behind LKJ, had taken himself and his musicians to higher grounds and they started to experiment with other styles, which they integrated with Reggae.

The result could be an upfull, ska-ish track with Africa style guitar licks.

Like "Di Good Life".

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

MYSTERY BABYLON (189)



Dubroom Online - November 29, 2008



"MYSTERY BABYLON (189)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 29 2008 - As soon as I realized that the "Christian Reggae Scene" was nothing but a spiritual brothel where an abomination called the "Gospel Reggae Industry" was being produced, I started to do what many have tried throughout the ages.

They tried to REFORM Babylon, rather than STEPPING OUT.

I tried to stay inside of the scene, doing my best to propose -let's say- a "reformation".

I knew myself surrounded by wolves and parasites of the worst kinds. People who made no secret of their disdain for everything related to Reggae and Rastafari.

And what did I do?

More Tomorrow...

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

The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.

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ONENESS RIDDIM (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - In Reggae, several vocalists will use the same Riddim to voice their lyrics over.

Over the Oneness riddim, for example: a cool contemporary Roots Reggae One Drop.

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ROOTS RADICS - RADICALLY RADICS (DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - Usually, they are in the background, barely mentioned, while in fact they do all the work. Channel One Studio Band the Roots Radics ask your attention, please!

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ONENESS RIDDIM

ONENESS RIDDIM
DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - In Reggae, several vocalists will use the same Riddim to voice their lyrics over. Over the Oneness riddim, for example: a cool contemporary Roots Reggae One Drop.

Luciano opens up this presentation of the Oneness Riddim, and he is followed by not only a long list of names: he is also followed by a wide variety of styles these vocalists use.
It shows the Power of Reggae: every one can join in and do his own thing.

Thanks to the German based Roots Ministry, who compiled and skillfully mixed this short presentation!

PLAYLIST

01. Luciano - Use Jah Words
02. Earl 16 & Joseph Cotton - Bun Down Soddom
03. Skarra Mucci - Glory Glory
04. Jahcoustix - Tears Of Happiness
05. Uwe Banton - Love Light
06. Spectacular - Rally Round
07. Lutan Fyah - Hypocrits
08. Alborosie - Wright Or Wrong
09. Conscious Fiyah - Live Up
10. Oneness Band - Oneness Version


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ROOTS RADICS - RADICALLY RADICS

ROOTS RADICS - RADICALLY RADICS
DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - Usually, they are in the background, barely mentioned, while in fact they do all the work. Channel One Studio Band the Roots Radics ask your attention, please!

Sly and Robbie were part of the first Studio Bands of the legendary Channel one studio's in Jamaica, where just too many Roots Rockers and Rub a Dub is recorded to mention.

After the Aggrovators and the Revolutionaries, it was time for the studio to come up with their third band. The name was the Roots Radics, as they played one Rub a Dub after the other into the multitrack recorders at Channel one.

They are barely mentioned on the albums and the concert posters, when they performed to back this singer after that DJ. They played album after album, where only the DUB engineer took the credit.

Now this is changed.

Here is the Roots Radics, starring: The Roots Radics!

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Friday, November 28, 2008

MYSTERY BABYLON (188)



Dubroom Online - November 28, 2008



"MYSTERY BABYLON (188)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 28 2008 - What kept me in the Christian Reggae Scene, after discovering such abominations as described in the previous columns?

The same what keeps us all in Babylon. For obviously, the one and only reason why I share so much about my own experience, is because I learned to recognize mechanisms and principals which can be applied to just about every situation.

For obviously, the "Gospel Reggae Industry" is one of the abominations spoken of when Babylon is not only described as the Mother of Harlots, but also as the Mother of all Abominations.

What you can say about Babylon, you can say about this "Gospel Reggae Industry". Just like, what you can say about Babylon, you also say about let's say the Purpose Driven Church.

More Tomorrow...

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




The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.

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DUB EVOLUTION (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - We've come a long way after King Tubby started to spice up his instrumental B sides with effects, movie style. DUB EVOLUTION shows us how far the technique is developed in an excellent presentation of the better UK DUB.

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CLINT EASTWOOD AND GENERAL SAINT LIVE (1982) (DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - One big party going on, as the MC's Clint Eastwood and General Saint pop up on stage with a full blown band to make some fun at the UK based "Old Grey Whistle Test".

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DUB EVOLUTION

DUB EVOLUTION
DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - We've come a long way after King Tubby started to spice up his instrumental B sides with effects, movie style. DUB EVOLUTION shows us how far the technique is developed in an excellent presentation of the better UK DUB.

Ariwa, JAH Shaka and Conscious Sounds are the most represented studio's on this collection of heavy drum and basslines as they can arguably only be produced in the UK.

Militant Steppers, pumping One Drop's, long and lasting echo's, righteous lyrics: from the top to the very last drop of this deeply recommended podcast we'll be moving and grooving while giving thanks for the Art called DUB.

Even Horace Andy's Kunta Kinte, even though the track some with full lyrics, could be filed under "Dub". There is just too much mixing going on to ignore.


PLAYLIST

Parte1
01. Manasseh - Zion Dubbing
02. Jah Shaka ft Twinkle Brothers - Jah Shall Reign Dub
03. Barry Issac - Creation Dub
04. Carlton Livingston - Dub In The Streets
05. Keety Roots - Defend Dub
06. Jonah Dan meets Bush Chemist - Yom Kippur
07. Horace Andy - Kunta Kinte

Parte2
08. Mad Professor - Cultural Explosion
09. Jah Shaka meets Fire House Crew - Intervention Dub
00. Junior Paradise - Respect JAH
11. Jonah Dan - Captivity Of Mount Zion
12. Music Family - Big Mouth
13. Ital Horns meets Bush Chemist - Mas Que Nada
14. Imperial Sound Army ft Dan-I - Creation
15. Imperial Sound Army ft Dan-I - Me Know

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CLINT EASTWOOD AND GENERAL SAINT LIVE (1982)

CLINT EASTWOOD AND GENERAL SAINT LIVE (1982)
DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - One big party going on, as the MC's Clint Eastwood and General Saint pop up on stage with a full blown band to make some fun at the UK based "Old Grey Whistle Test".

"Another One Bites The Dust", is the title of the tune the DJ Duo performs. They were known from their world hit "Stop That Train", as representants of Rub a Dub Style in the World Charts.

And no, that is not "World Music". For every music is "World Music".

That aside...

Clint Eastwood and General Saint have a lot of fun together with the band and the audience, as they perform what was then a brand new Style of Reggae.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

MYSTERY BABYLON (187)



Dubroom Online - November 27, 2008



"MYSTERY BABYLON (187)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 27 2008 - "You sleep with dogs, you rise with flees". First time I heard that saying, was in an Israel Vibration tune.

Well, I surely rose up with flees after finding myself in the spiritual brothel called the "Christian Reggae Scene".

I discovered it was filled with people who had their heart and soul set against Rastafari and the Truth. People who were involved in setting up something we now know as the "Gospel Reggae Industry", which in it's turn is part of a larger complex I call the "Christian industrial Complex".

For years, I privately contacted key-figures in the assumption that they did not know what they were doing. I provided them with information which showed how their ideas about Rastafari were not at all in accordance with reality.

With the Truth.

More Tomorrow...

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




The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.

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TUF TUF TUF (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - Dennis Brown's rendering of Marley's "Want More" opens up a mix that more than deserves the name given by the Selector.

Roots and Culture, Tuffer than Tuff!

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THE SPECIALS AND MADNESS LIVE (DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - In the 1960's, you had skinheads who liked Ska music and were usually seen as rude boys.
No, this is no typo and this is not about neo-nazi's either.

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TUF TUF TUF

TUF TUF TUF
DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - Dennis Brown's rendering of Marley's "Want More" opens up a mix that more than deserves the name given by the Selector. Roots and Culture, Tuffer than Tuff!

Before the Zagreb based Radikal Dub Kolektiv ends this 47 minute Podcast, we've been treated to some of very hard Dubs and Vocals. Tuf, Tuf, Tuf is indeed the word to use no less than three times you'll need to describe what you've just bee going through.

You will rise up, full of energy to Chant Down Babylon one more time, definitely wanting more as Dennis Brown asks us right at the start.

It's the thing, you know. It's the one thing you want, once you've been taken by the deep, conscious sounds we loosely call UK DUB and Roots.

You want more.

You want it Tuf, Tuf and Tuf.


PLAYLIST

01. Dennis Brown - Want More
02. I-Plant - I Am Blowing a Dub
03. Improvisators Dub - Serious Time
04. I-Plant ft Ganja Tree - Hard Road To Travel
05. Eastman Sounds - Help The youth
06. Eastman Sounds - Jah Jah Way
07. Eastman Sounds - Bot Speaking Dub
08. The Bush Chemist - Speaker Rocker
09. The Disciples - Imperial Stepper
10. Abassi All Star - Roading Of Correction
11. Kanka ft Mc Oliva - No Stress (part 1)
12. Manutension - Tribute to King Tubby
13. Radikal Dub Kolektiv - Loonich

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THE SPECIALS AND MADNESS LIVE

THE SPECIALS AND MADNESS LIVE
DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - In the 1960's, you had skinheads who liked Ska music and were usually seen as rude boys.

No, this is no typo and this is not about neo-nazi's either.


In the end of the 1970's, the UK witnessed the birth of the "Two Tone" movement. It was a Movement with a philosophy and with a music, too.

The name of the music was a bit deceptive, though. It was basically a Reggae rhythm with the drums playing on the 2 and the 4 with the skanks between the counts, where the bass continued to play a reggae-ish line.

It sounded like Reggae, but it was not Reggae.

However, ten years before that, Jamaica also had a music called Ska.

And this is not the only comparance...

Two-Tone was also an answer to the rising army of neo-nazi's who called themselves skinhead. We can see them in the streets today, even, too. However, what most neo nazi skinheads do not know, is that just like Ska, also the skinheads were originally found in Jamaica.

Two-tone had the mission to tell the skinheads about their Toots, and they did so with a lot of music. Here are two of these bands.


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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

MYSTERY BABYLON (186)



Dubroom Online - November 26, 2008



"MYSTERY BABYLON (186)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 26 2008 - When I accepted the invitation to join the Christian Reggae Scene, I violated one of my own principals.

I thought, that by joining them, I could wake up some and educate others. Even stronger: I thought, that on the basis of mixing Reggae and the Message of Jesus, people could come together and collectively do something good.

How wrong I was...

I had to ignore the Truth, that Yesus clearly said we should not use our spiritual identity to create ourselves some position in this physical world.

Even though you could say that I had a good intention, after all I was determined to wake up the Christians for the truth concerning Babylon, I still had to join a group that wanted to use their (perceived) spiritual identity for some physical purpose.

More Tomorrow...

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

The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.

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BEEEM BAIXO (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - After passing the first minutes of this Podcast in total confusion, slowly it becomes clear what this is all about: bass, bass and nothing but bass.
Bass, and DUB!

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BLACK UHURU LIVE AT GLASTONBURY, 1982 (DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - After a few atmospheric impressions of a rainy day at Glastonbury festival, we go straight into a majestic performance by Sly and Robbie's Black Uhuru!

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BEEEM BAIXO

BEEEM BAIXO
DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - After passing the first minutes of this Podcast in total confusion, slowly it becomes clear what this is all about: bass, bass and nothing but bass. Bass, and DUB!

Yours truly doesn't speak or read Spanish or Portuguese, which seems to be the native language of our host in this extremely interesting mix. However, "Beeem Baxio" can hardly refer to anything else but... the Bass (Baxio, anyone? thank you).

It's all about Bass, after all. Bass, and Dub.

Contemporary Dub. Contemporary, online DUB even. For not only do we find a couple of nice tracks by Dutch based Twilight Circus, we're also treated by some works of Dubmatix. Dubmatix is one of the most prolific Online Artists. Those who visit the Dubroom may have seen his advertisements or read the Dubroom review on this artist.

Next to Twilight Circus and Dubmatix, Beeem Baxio is filled with bass-driven music as only Reggae Music can be.


PLAYLIST

01. Guvna Dub - Fistful Of Dub
02. Nick Holder - Moments in dub
03. Digital Dubs vs Dubiterian - DIB DEB DUB
04. Dub Matix - Repatriation
05. Ketty Roots - Dub Majesty
06. Wicked Beat Sound System - Be Humble
07. Piratedub - Dub Plate Roots
08. Twilight Circus - Filter 13 [Wailers Tribute Mix]
09. Sub Oslo - Sub Oslo VS Bookshelf Speakers
10. Twilight Circus - Beneath The Valley Of The Ultra Dub
11. Guvna Dub - Karmaggeddon


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BLACK UHURU LIVE AT GLASTONBURY, 1982

BLACK UHURU LIVE AT GLASTONBURY, 1982
DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - After a few atmospheric impressions of a rainy day at Glastonbury festival, we go straight into a majestic performance by Sly and Robbie's Black Uhuru!

As the rain falls down, so does the music. A very strong set played by Sly and Robbie with Black Uhuru during their best days with Puma Jones, Duckie Simpson and Mikal Rose falls over the audience that soon forgets the rain and start chanting along as the band plays Sinsemillia.

The rest is history, which can be seen in this two-part impression of a peace festival somewhere in the UK during the early 1980's.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

MYSTERY BABYLON (185)



Dubroom Online - November 25, 2008



"MYSTERY BABYLON (185)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 25 2008 - It takes temptation and a willingness to go into that temptation, in order to land in a brothel.

Physically, and spiritually too.

When I joined the Christian Reggae Scene as an answer to an invitation, I also acted out of temptation and I had a willingness to spiritually fornicate.

I was not Walking in Truth. And I should have known better, too.

Before I started the Dubroom, I had already found out -the hard way, I might add- that to work for any Church or Organization, is in fact to work for the System.

The Church and State System, where people who are supposed to be the spiritual examples are nothing but workers for the System.

More Tomorrow...

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




The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.

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MISC DUB (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - Sometimes, you shouldn't be discouraged by the title of a tune. Or a Podcast. For the "miscellaneous" category in DUB is everything but a pimped trashcan.

This is for those that want their DUB in each and every (im)possible way.

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THE WAILERS - STIR IT UP (OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1973) (DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - The "Old Grey Whistle Test" was a UK program, where artists performed live.

At least, most of the time. There were artists who playbacked.

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MISC DUB

MISC DUB
DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - Sometimes, you shouldn't be discouraged by the title of a tune. Or a Podcast. For the "miscellaneous" category in DUB is everything but a pimped trashcan.

This is for those that want their DUB in each and every (im)possible way.


Finn the Giant and Polish based Muflon DUB are two Online Artists that fit perfectly well with the Twinkle Brothers and UK DUBheads Manasseh and The Equalizer.

We're going into several styles and regions in this Podcast, after all.

With a title like this, there are some who would expect a mix-up of indefinable material that is usually indefinable because of their poor quality. The "miscellaneous" category, after all, is invented for such things.

Right?

Wrong.

At least, not in DUB. Listen to the evidence as it is presented to you in this Podcast. We go from one DUB Vibe into the next without pain and suffering, and realize how rich the Art that give name to this website really is.


PLAYLIST

01. The Lions - Ethio-Steppers
02. Manasseh meets The Equalizer - Planet Humanity
03. B.r. Styler - Fire Burning
04. Twinkle Brothers - Stomp it Out
05. Finn The Giant - The Giant Attacks
06. Muflon Dub Sound System - Follow Jah Ways
07. Dreadlock Tales - Follow The Sun
08. Wild Cat - Space Station Wildcat
09. Junkyard Productions - Wo Woi
10. Jamaram - No Place To Run To (Dub Remix)
11. Habakuk - Dub Co Dzien (by Kadubra)
12. Tuff - Oh What A Fire
13. Jonny Blender - Thinking Of A Better Day

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THE WAILERS - STIR IT UP (OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1973)

THE WAILERS - STIR IT UP (OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1973)
DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - The "Old Grey Whistle Test" was a UK program, where artists performed live. At least, most of the time. There were artists who playbacked.

Even though the video is presented as a live performance, it is more than clear that the Wailers (Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley) playbacked their way through the song.

The year was 1973 and the Wailers were still threegether. Peter, Bob and Bunny traveled to the UK for some performances, among which this one at the Old Grey Whistle Test. They don't look to happy, either, and those who know "The Bob Marley Story" will recognize the frustration in the eyes of the three brethren and the musicians behind them.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

MYSTERY BABYLON (184)



Dubroom Online - November 24, 2008



"MYSTERY BABYLON (184)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 24 2008 - When I joined the "Christian Reggae Scene", it didn't take me long to find out it was basically a spiritual brothel where spiritual fornication of a specific kind was not only committed, but even cultivated.

The result of that cultivation is a thing we can see today in the form a "Gospel Reggae Industry" where "Gospel Dancehall" vocalists sing tunes how Jesus is going to give them bling-bling and conscious Rastas are being ridiculed as "paranoid conspiracy theorists".

Of course, I see very clearly just why I received that invitation, almost a decade ago, to join that group of spiritual fornicators.

But I didn't see it then...

More Tomorrow...

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




The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.

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PRA FRENTEX (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - Just like Dancehall, DUB definitely takes it's own way inside and outside of Reggae Music. In Pra Frentex we Step It Up on that One Way Street called DUB and let the Drum and Bass take use to Heigher Heights.

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PRA FRENTEX

PRA FRENTEX
DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - Just like Dancehall, DUB definitely takes it's own way inside and outside of Reggae Music. In Pra Frentex we Step It Up on that One Way Street called DUB and let the Drum and Bass take use to Heigher Heights.

Here in the Dubroom, we often have seen the influence of DUB in what can loosely be called contemporary Digital Dance Music. Styles like House and Techno would not have been there, or would have sounded quite different.

We also see on a regular basis just what DUB as a discipline in itself is capable of. Instead of just serving as a source of inspiration for such highly popular styles in Dance Music, DUB is also continuing to develop into ever Heigher Heights.

Often crossing the realms of Reggae, too.

Or expanding them, if you will.

For DUB and Reggae are connected, arguably more than Dancehall. If only for the simple reason that the best music to create DUB with is still Reggae Music.

Just how DUB is developing, crossing or expanding the borders of Reggae, can be heard in Pra Frentex.

We hear music that represents a form of DUB which is played at parties where you can hear Techno and House in other rooms or halls. Music that still is Reggae, but definitely seeks the limits at times.


PLAYLIST

01. Ez3kiel feat Blurum 13 - Alignment
02. Pilah (Dub Addict) - Pile-Up Dub
03. Vavamuffin - Serce (by P.Lush & P.Teck)
04. Improvisators Dub - Warmonger Dub
05. Dub Plate Vibes Crew - Dub Zone
06. Iration Steppas Vs D.Rootical - Way Down in a Babylon
07. Barbes D Feat ras Rudy Gad - Black is my story
08. K2R Riddim - Ind├ępendance Dub
09. Centry - Before Christmas
10. The Bush Chemist - Light Up Your Spliff
11. Improvisators Dub - Disciples of Dub
12. Improvisators Dub - Time of Decision
13. Manutension Vs Dub Browsers - Sufferer
14. Twilight Circus feat Ranking Joe - Don't Follow Babylon
15. Liquid Wicked - Optical
16. Rusko - Mr Chips
17. Kromestar - kalawanji 2
18. Caspa & The Others - Well 'Ard
19. Uncle Sam - Round The way Girls (Tes La Rok rmx)

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

MYSTERY BABYLON (183)



Dubroom Online - November 23, 2008



"MYSTERY BABYLON (183)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 23 2008 - Just how did I commit spiritual fornication with Mystery Babylon by joining the "Christian Reggae Scene"?

For that, we have to take a look at "physical fornication". After all, Babylon is presented to us in a physical symbol.

When a man and a woman have intercourse, they "mix", they "become one flesh". And when that man and that woman are not each other's partners, they become one flesh where they should not do that.

Ergo: fornication is -in a way- just another word for "mixing that which should not be mixed".

Mixing that which should not be mixed, or "con-fusion": it's marking the identity nature and personality of Mystery Babylon.

For Babylon means: "con-fusion", "mix-up"... fornication!

More Tomorrow...

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

The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.

ITEMS FOR THIS EDITION:


TROMBETAS DIVINAS (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - You guessed it: A tribute to the Mighty, Mighty sound of the Horn Section. However, this is a tribute of the Horn Section where you might just not expect it: in the usually very digital realms of UK DUB!

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THIEVERY CORPORATION - THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON (DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - In 2002, Reggae and DUB had come a long way, resulting in many sub-genres emerging throughout the decades. Thievery Corporation is one of the collectives that came out of this development.

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TROMBETAS DIVINAS

TROMBETAS DIVINAS
DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - You guessed it: A tribute to the Mighty, Mighty sound of the Horn Section. However, this is a tribute of the Horn Section where you might just not expect it: in the usually very digital realms of UK DUB!

As we step from one crucial DUB into the next, the Mighty Horns are everywhere without taking us into a vibe where only those that "also like jazz" would love to stay throughout the entire length of this podcast.

Don't worry, though.

Unless you really don't like DUB.

But then, you wouldn't be here reading this.

So, let's step into this tribute of the Mighty Horns as we go from crucial and deep UK DUB into the next. Many Zion Train projects are present, like the Tassili Players and Love Grocer. Dennis Bovell is there, the man behind just too much DUB to mention. Vibronics, and the German based Sir Larsie-I: All in all, just too much niceness to be left un-downloaded.

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PLAYLIST

01. Abassi All Stars - Cross The Dub
02. Love Grocer - Waiting At The Gate
03. Sir Larsie I - Jah is Great
04. Bush Chemist - Stand Up
05. Vibronics - Only One Dub
06. Love Grocer - Surviving
07. R.D.K - Through The Woods And Over The Hills
08. Kanka - Elephant Dub
09. Tassili Players - Tribute Dub
10. The Viking - MGD
11. Dennis Bovell - Chief Inspector
12. Zion Train - Movement Of The People


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THIEVERY CORPORATION - THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON

THIEVERY CORPORATION - THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON
DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - In 2002, Reggae and DUB had come a long way, resulting in many sub-genres emerging throughout the decades. Thievery Corporation is one of the collectives that came out of this development.

As we see pictures of the many wicked things Babylon does to the people of the world, a smooth and groovy music plays and the singer tells us all about the Mystery.

When the four minutes are over, you know one thing: you don't wanna be The Richest Man In Babylon.

Musically, the clip is just as interesting as the topic. We hear a melodic form of toasting, we hear a drum and bass beat that is not Reggae but still does give a Reggae vibe, or to be more precise: a DUB vibe.

Electronic Music, straight to Babylon Head!

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

MYSTERY BABYLON (182)



Dubroom Online - November 22, 2008



"MYSTERY BABYLON (182)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 22 2008 - When I accepted the invitation to join the "Christian Reggae Scene", I committed the sin of spiritual fornication with the Mystery.

I am ashamed over it: don't think it is easy to write this knowing that others will read it.

However, I have also learned a lot of mechanisms as I discovered just why Mystery Babylon is called the Mother of all Harlots (prostitutes), and just how this spiritual fornication takes place.

Even further: out of fornication can come a "child". In the case of Mystery Babylon, we speak about her "children" as "abominations".

So instead of beating myself on the head and feeling shame, I will use my own sin as an example of this spiritual fornication.

More Tomorrow...

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




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TRIBUTE DUB GIRLS (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - What would Reggae, what would DUB be without the female touch of our Sistren? Fortunately, we'll never know.

Therefore: a Tribute to the Sistren!

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ASWAD - AFRICAN CHILDREN (DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - The UK has been a major outlet and breeding place for Reggae Music. Patterned after Bob Marley's success, the 1970's gave birth to countless of UK based Reggae bands and Aswad was one of them.

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TRIBUTE DUB GIRLS

TRIBUTE DUB GIRLS
DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - What would Reggae, what would DUB be without the female touch of our Sistren? Fortunately, we'll never know.

Therefore: a Tribute to the Sistren!


The title of this mix is a bit deceptive. Why? Well, simply. This is not a Stricktly DUB Show. A tune can be DUB, but not Reggae. And a tune can be Reggae, but not DUB. Sure, you guessed it: this show has it all.

However, this Tribute to the "Dub Girls" does give a very good picture just what the female touch does in Reggae, and DUB. Tanya Stephen's "Pity", for example, is quite different than the opening track.

Let's take a closer look.

We go from DUB Fusion, Sub DUB to Reggae DUB, to Roots Reggae, to Dancehall. From a poem to a little slack slap, from some Righteous Lyrics to one of the best Bass players in UK DUB, who happens to be a Sistren too as part of Alpha and Omega.

Indeed.

Nuff Said.


PLAYLIST

01. Waldeck - This Isnt Maybe
02. Zenzile feat Jamika - Airport Lights
03. The Dubians - Mentality
04. Miss Lynx - One Love
05. Dezarie - Exhalt
06. Tanya Stephens - It's A Pitty
07. Alpha & Omega - Jah Protection
08. Music Inna House - Across The Mountain
09. Tanya Stephens - Glory Days
10. Zion Train feat Lua - Live As One
11. Kanzeon feat Jaqee - Princess Dub
12. Junkyard Productions - Sister Let Him Go


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ASWAD - AFRICAN CHILDREN

ASWAD - AFRICAN CHILDREN
DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - The UK has been a major outlet and breeding place for Reggae Music. Patterned after Bob Marley's success, the 1970's gave birth to countless of UK based Reggae bands and Aswad was one of them.

The "Old Grey Whistle Test" was the name of a television program in the UK, where bands and artists performed live for a studio audience.

At least, most of the time.

In this case, it definitely was a live performance. We see Aswad as a full blown band performing somewhere in the early 1980's. An impressive performance, allready showing the group to be here-to-stay.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

MYSTERY BABYLON (181)



Dubroom Online - November 21, 2008



"MYSTERY BABYLON (181)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 21 2008 - When I look back, I can hardly imagine how I could be so foolish to engage myself in the "Christian Reggae Scene", about a decade or so ago.

Didn't I know about Church and State, about the fact that most people who call themselves Christians are in fact more Babylonian than the Babylonians themselves, if you will?

Well, I thought I did.

But still, I accepted the invitation of the man who is now calling himself the "Founder of Gospel Reggae" and has admitted to his purpose, namely to poison Reggae Culture and even Rasta Culture with the message of the White Jesus of Babylon.

And by accepting that invitation, I committed the sin of spiritual fornication.

More Tomorrow...

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

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A POWERFULl DUB SET (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - Powerful DUB in a different style than one could assume in the first place. Not your typical Jamaican or UK productions, but rather examples of how DUB progresses to become a style of it's own.

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BLACK UHURU - LIVE AT REGGAE SUNSPLASH 1984 (DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - When Black Uhuru performed at the Reggae Sunsplash Festival in 1984, they had made their name not just within Reggae Music.

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A POWERFULL DUB SET

A POWERFULL DUB SET
DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - Powerful DUB in a different style than one could assume in the first place. Not your typical Jamaican or UK productions, but rather examples of how DUB progresses to become a style of it's own.

After a short introduction, we're taken into a DUB with violins and a voice saying something strange about "six hundred and sixty six miles".

French based High Tone takes over, followed by the Radikal DUB Kollektive from Zagreb. We're going into deeper realms of DUB, that's certain by now.

Adrian Sherwood has been experimenting with DUB since the early 1980's already. Mixing Punk, New Ave and Reggae into a form of DUB that would appeal to an audience that would not necessarily like Reggae Music or even DUB.

Experiments, guitars, effects, voices and soundscapes: all of this and more can be heard as the mix progresses.

A perfect mix, in itself an experience that can definitely carry the name it was given by the selector.


PLAYLIST

1. Tcha K Federateur - Magnum Bass
2. High Tone - Bad Weather
3. Radikal Dub Kolektiv - Bosnia By Bus
4. Adrian Sherwood feat Samia Farah - J'ai Change
5. B.r. Stylers - Jah plan
6. Queen Omega - Ganja Party
7. Framix - No War

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BLACK UHURU - LIVE AT REGGAE SUNSPLASH 1984

BLACK UHURU - LIVE AT REGGAE SUNSPLASH 1984
DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW




WWW, November 2008 - When Black Uhuru performed at the Reggae Sunsplash Festival in 1984, they had made their name not just within Reggae Music.

Throughout the 1980's, Black Uhuru was much, arguably even more, a Sly and Robbie project rather than a vocal harmony group consisting out of Duckie Simpson, Puma Jones and Mikal Rose. Albums like "Sinsemillia" and "Red" had shown already, just how progressive Black Uhuru actually was.

In 1984, Black Uhuru had become one of the top groups in Reggae Music. They had, just like Burning Spear and Bob Marley before them, introduced Reggae to an audience that was not usually looking for Jamaican Music.

The top-notch production and musical skills of Sly and Robbie were responsible for the success of Black Uhuru. Before the Rhythm Twins took over the care for Black Uhuru, so to speak, they had been "just" another vocal harmony group.

When Michael Rose joined the group, together with the American Puma Jones, the success formula was completed. Throughout the 1980's, they dominated the Reggae charts.

Watch this mighty performance by the singers and players of instruments, and realize that this was almost one quarter of a century ago!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

MYSTERY BABYLON (180)



Dubroom Online - November 20, 2008



"MYSTERY BABYLON (180)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 20 2008 - After discovering how key-figures in the Christian Reggae Scene were nothing but wolves in sheep's clothing, I discovered where I had put myself in to.

It's one thing to join a local church where most people don't know anything about Reggae and Rastafari than what the mainstream media is telling them, this and that confirmed by wolves who pretend to be Rasta but are something completely different.

It's another thing to join a group of people who wear dreadlocks, listen to and play Reggae Music while singing praises to Jah, only to find out that they are perpetuating that false image of Rastafari just because they get a financial benefit out of that.

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

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DJ I-SMASH DUB, ROOTS AND REGGAE MIX (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - He works in Switzerland, Italy and Germany as an acclaimed Techno/House DJ. Just what would he select for 1 hours and 40 minutes of Dub, Roots and (other) Reggae?

The result may surprise you.

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TENOR SAW - LIVE IN JAPAN (DUBROOM VIDEO REVIEW)



WWW, November 2008 - Reggae is definitely "Big In Japan" and it has been so for quite a while now, as this 1980's performance by Rub a Dub singer Tenor Saw shows.

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