"A SHORT REVISIONIST'S LOOK AT MUSIC HISTORY" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)
WWW, August 24 2009 - Behind the scenes, Reggae Music played a larger role than usually admitted by the historians and therefore reasonably unknown to the general public.
Toasting had a huge influence, not to say was the major influence for styles like Rap and Hip-Hop to come into existence.
When the instrumental versions became Dubs, the Art of remixing was born and we do not need to say just how important the remix factor is, especially in contemporary music.
The concept of Dub, a drum and bassline with effects and strategic dropping in and out of instruments and vocals, is also a perfect description of styles like House and Techno.
Indeed: Reggae Music most definitely does not get the credit it deserves. Maybe it's time for some revisionist music history?
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:
WWW, August 24 2009 - Cool and deadly Rub a Dub style in Discomix style just cannot be refused: Johnny Osbourne riding a fat drum and bass line as the instruments and effects accompany him to the second part of the mix, where the DUB continues even deeper.
WWW, June 2009 - Black Uhuru, formed by Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, is a Jamaican reggae band probably best known for their hits "Shine Eye Gal", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", "Sinsemilla", "Solidarity", and Grammy winner "What Is Life?".
WWW, August/September 2009 - From August 16 to September 30, the Dubroom presents a new track available for free download at EZTRACKS.com. Just click to listen and check it out!