DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW
WWW, November 2008 - Whiteboard is the first of a two-part Podcast in the Two Tone tradition that gave birth to a whole movement in the UK during the 1980's.
Two-tone was a form of up-tempo Reggae called Ska. It was not to be confused with 1960's Jamaican Ska, as it combined Reggae with other forms of Music as well.
The name Two-tone referred to black and white, which have to unite in a divided society like the UK in the 1980's where the Movement was born. Black and white youths came together and created a whole new culture. Even the neo-nazi Skinheads had to take their names from Jamaica, who also had their Skinheads in the 1960's.
It's true, just like Ska, skinheads originally existed in Jamaica during the 1960's. You could therefore even say, that Neo-Nazi Skinheads are skinheads who forgot their roots.
The idea and philosophy of Two-Tone can also be found in Reggae Music. Most Reggae groups and collectives in the UK had black and white members, both influencing the development of what we now know as UK DUB and ROOTS.
In Whiteboard Jungle, we explore some of the better material that is produced in the UK throughout the recent years. Material which would could be called "Two Tone Reggae" if you will. Material by bands like Nucleus Roots and producers like Steve Vibronics.
We also take a short excursion to the UK, where the Punky Reggae party continues with Dub Heads like the Phaser Selector Sound.
The show starts up rather laid-back. Nice vibes to chill-out to. About half-way through, the vibe starts to become more and more DUB. Aba Shanti, Nucleus Roots, Vibronics: they certainly war the heart of every self-respecting lover of the better DUB.
1. Mountain Meditation Dub-Satori
2. Ordinary Reggae Song-Soul Fire
3. Jackson Park-Phase Selector Sound
4. Without H.I.M (Dub)-Aba Shanti
5. One Fe de Soundman-Nucleus Roots
6. Only One Dub-Vibronics
7. Flying Elephants-Doctor Echo
8. Spoony Bill-Calbert Walker
9. HANA (dub mix)-RYUKYU Underground