Thursday, December 31, 2009

GIVE THANKS (4)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 31 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 31 2009


"GIVE THANKS (4)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 31 2009 - I would like to end this calendar year by giving thanks to all the readers/visitors of the Dubroom: the old, new, and casual.

I'm always humbled to see the statistics and realize that there are really thousands of people every day who use the Dubroom in one way or another. Even contents of years old is still visited and it turns out that the majority of you are interested in both the musical as well as other aspects of the Dubroom.

I think that the majority of readers/visitors of the Dubroom are pretty conscious people who are not just interested in the musical vibes but also in the deeper layers of the lyrics that come with so many conscious Reggae tunes.

I hope that next year will provide most people with blessing in every possible way, but nor now: I hope you have a pleasant transition from 2009-2010, wherever on the globe you might find yourself.

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:

EARL 16 AND ABBASSI ALL-STARS - STEM THE TIDE (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 31 2009 - Abassi All-Stars team up with Jamaican singer Earl 16 and the result is more than massive: it leaves us with a message we better remember as we leave the year 2009 and enter into 2010: the second decade of what possibly will be the most disastrous age in let's say the last 6000 years...

MIKEY DREAD - HEAVY-WEIGHT SOUND (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - Heavy-Weight Sound is a Sound System classic and is still used a lot in shows world-wide. It's a relaxed riddim with a fat bassline and typical Rub a Dub, 1980's Drum Sounds and crucial trombone play.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

GIVING THANKS (3)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 30 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 30 2009


"GIVING THANKS (3)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 30 2009 - Next to those who contributed to the Dubroom in one or another way, I would also like to give thanks to all the artists who graciously donate one or more tracks of their work to the general public as free and legal mp3 files.

The amount of Reggae Labels involved in this phenomenon is high, but not high enough. All the labels who do, I consider them pioneers in what could eventually lead to some very interesting development for all (DUB) Reggae Artists.

Also thanks to all the new Net Labels, some of which really carry some crucial (DUB) Reggae. Especially in the country of France, this rather new phenomenon takes shape and becomes yet another very interesting development for those looking for free and legal (DUB) Reggae MP3 files of a certain quality.

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:

DUBDADDA - TROD ON (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 30 2009 - A massive One Drop serves as the foundation for this Dubwise Message from Dubdadda: we just got to trod on in this Babylon in order to reach Mount Zion. Visions of fallen and judged angels are perfectly transformed into heavyweight Dubwise sounds. Massive!

MIKEY DREAD - POSITIVE REALITY (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - As he sings about Marcus Garvey's Black Star Liner, Mikey Dread shows his identity as a Rastaman who knows his Roots and Culture. Yes, it's a Positive Reality to live it up as a Conscious Rastaman!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

GIVE THANKS (2)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 29 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 29 2009


"GIVE THANKS (2)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 29 2009 - All thanks and praises for everything good must and will go to JAH, and on top of that I will also give thanks to some wonderful souls around me who have been guiding me with crucial advice, wonderful ideas, nuff support in many ways.

I won't mention names, other than what is known already.

I would like to give thanks to all positive contributors to the Dubroom Message Boards, who have been providing the readers/visitors with often crucial insight and information.

I would also like to give thanks to all those who have been contributing to the Dubroom's contents in one way or another. Some people with insight concerning the runnings in Reggae Land, so to speak, others who have been providing me with great music to review.

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:

CARLTON LIVINGSTON - MR DJ (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 29 2009 - Carlton Livingston during the heydays of Rub A Dub, that one can't be wrong. Mr DJ is taken from "Retrospective", a collection of groovy 1980's recordings that will bring more than just memories...

MIKEY DREAD - SWALK (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - When it hit the markets in 1982, Swalk became a huge hit in the Latin markets. It showed Mikey Dread from a side he had not been showing that much before: not just toasting, but also sing jay style and singing. The tune is long: almost 9 minutes. Too bad it's not a Discomix with a Dub mix.

Monday, December 28, 2009

GIVE THANKS (1)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 28 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 28 2009


"GIVE THANKS (1)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 28 2009 - As we approach the end of the calendar year, I would like to conclude that calendar by giving thanks and I would like to start, obvious for most readers/visitors of the Dubroom who care to read my daily columns, by giving thanks to the Creator.

JAH, Who is always around, Who has no beginning and no end as He is eternal and external of His creation even though He came down Himself as a man to save all people.

JAH, Who also created me made me do what I did, as far as it comes to the good things "I" do.

JAH Who also blessed me significantly this life, and not just site-wise but also in my more personal realms where I usually find the peace and rest that I need to live the life I love and live.

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:

NARDO RANKS - FI DI YOUTHS IN A THE GHETTO (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 28 2009 - Rub a Dub style the way it should be: a classic fat drum and bassline, a vocalist (in this case: a singjay) chanting a crucial conscious message, and some echo's at the right place. Crucial!

MIKEY DREAD - SO MUCH DUB (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - Lion and Fox studio in Washington created a sound with Israel Vibration's Dub and Vocal releases during the late 1980's and early 1990's. They were played by the Roots Radics, just like this one, a Dub from one of the tunes on the Mikey Dread album "Profile".

Sunday, December 27, 2009

2010, LOOKING FORWARD (5)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 27 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 27 2009


"2010, LOOKING FORWARD (5)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 27 2009 - When I look back, I give thanks to Jah. When I look forward, I lay it out before Him and I know that it's not me who runs anything if Jah does not let me do it.

Even stronger, if I do not get the strength to do what I do, I can't do a thing and all my strength comes from Jah.

I cannot even breathe air without Him!

And so, even though I do have a lot of (mainly musical) plans, I know that this will only come to pass when Jah is Willing to bless it and give me the energy to do so.

Because of the very intense situations I had to deal with in 2009, I do know that -next to working on maintenance and creating riddims- I need to rest for more than a little while as well.

Which I am hoping to do at the moment you are reading this.

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:

EARL 16 AND NO MORE BABYLON - DRY THE TEARS / NATURAL GIRL (LIVE) (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 27 2009 - Jamaican singer Earl 16 and No More Babylon's very own singer join in this semi-duet during Earl Sixteen's excellent performance with the French based band. Get it!

MIKEY DREAD - DUB FILE (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - the Dub counterpart to the title track of "Profile" catches up with the Roots Radics and Mikey Dread as they're touring the USA and laying down riddims in a Washington DC studio. The year is 1991, and the 1980's were not forgotten!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

2010, LOOKING FORWARD (4)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 26 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 26 2009


"2010, LOOKING FORWARD (4)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 26 2009 - Next to my own musical projects, I also hope that the year 2010 will produce the first releases from the new Dubroom studio.

New?

Ah, well, not really.

A couple of years we started to set up a studio where it would be possible to record actual musical play by musicians but things happened and that plan had to be put in the freezer.

Currently defrosting, if you will, Jah Willing we will find the time and energy to not only set up this studio so that the studio band can play, but also will actually play, record, mix and release!

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:

IMPROVISATORS DUB - MOKO ZOMBIE (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 26 2009 - Sirens and a Steel Drums, everything on top of a heavy digital Drum and Bass line in the UK DUB tradition: French based Improvisators Dub knows how to turn their digital studio into a Dub Center extraordinaire.

MIKEY DREAD - FATTEN DUB FOR SNAKES (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - In this early 1990's collaboration with the Roots Radics, Mikey Dread revisits the original concept of his original African Anthem album. However, the Dubs contains less Dub mixing at the mixing boards and some would even consider them instrumentals...

Friday, December 25, 2009

2010, LOOKING FORWARD (3)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 25 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 25 2009


"2010, LOOKING FORWARD (3)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 25 2009 - Next to the video's, I also hope to release a lot of new Messian Dread musical works in 2010.

In fact, I already started.

At the moment I'm typing this, I'm already creating riddims for what I hope will be another project resulting in net albums and EP's.

I've got a much better studio sound right now, and I plan to finally use a lot of sampled material and other recordings which I haven't used until, Jah Willing, the next year.

I did a similar project a couple of years ago. It resulted in the production of two Net Albums, one commercial CD and a whole flood of EP's.

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:

AFRICANO - POOR PEOPLE BURDEN (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 25 2009 - A lot of people only think about the poor when it's about this time, a Christ Mass time. If they wouldn't there wouldn't be no poor. Africano knows it too well and delivers the message on the contemporary massive High Fence One Drop riddim.

MIKEY DREAD - RESIGNATION DUB (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - Another selection from African Anthem, a collection of DUBS and Jingles from Mikey Dread's earlier years as Radio DJ and Reggae Producer. A cool and dreadly One Drop rhythm with an solid Bassline and perfect Dub mixing.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

2010, LOOKING FORWARD (2)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 24 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 24 2009


"2010, LOOKING FORWARD (2)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 24 2009 - As all the columns have been pre-written, there is a big chance that I'm currently working hard on maintenance of the website.

It's not just that not all reviewed material on mp3.dubroom.org is properly presented and thus has to be integrated in the portal.

The video reviews, for example, are a huge mess. I really hope to clean up the section as thorough as the MP3 portal is cleaned and currently re-build with much better material.

This is getting hindered, though, because of the fact that I maintain this website with a computer that still runs on Windows '98 and for video reviews I have to use another computer which is not at the place I'm in right now.

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:

BOB SKENG - SIGNS (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 24 2009 - You might not know the name Bob Skeng, but when you like real Rub a Dub style from the 1980's you will about to know him: Signs is very much in the style of Tenor Saw's Golden Hen, upfull and joyful.

MIKEY DREAD - SATURDAY NIGHT STYLE (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - The Dread At The Controls! Here is a powerful steppers rhythm, perfectly mixed in a heavy DUBWISE STYLE. Jingles and sound effects accompany the music, crucially crucial and originally original Mikey Dread!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2010, LOOKING FORWARD (1)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 23 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 23 2009


"2010, LOOKING FORWARD (1)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 23 2009 - After evaluating the last year, it's time to look forward. Yes, the Dubroom and my life are in the Hands of the Father, and so all my plans are no more than that, my plans...

It could very well be that Jah again has many other things for me in store than the things I work for at this moment, but whatever it is that He does, it is a zillion times better, and infinitely more than that even.

There's nothing wrong with working on things and projects, nothing wrong with laying out your plans before Jah.

But there is something wrong when these plans are to be seen as "Gospel 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.

ITEMS FOR THIS EDITION:

DUBDADDA - PICK ONE (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 23 2009 - UK based Dubdadda takes us into the realms of his DUB: a thunderous One Drop and deep, deep bass are the foundation, nuff crucial mixing on top of it, completed with sound effects and samples.

MIKEY DREAD - INTERNATIONAL FIELD MARSHALL (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - Starting off with yet another jingle from his legendary Radio Show, the International Field Marshall brings us some crucial mixing on the Drums and other instruments in what is really an original DUB sound even today, decades after the original (limited) release was put on the market.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

EVALUATING 2009 (21)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 22 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 22 2009


"EVALUATING 2009 (21)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 22 2009 - All in all, 2009 was a good year for the Dubroom and for me, both as Dubroom Webmaster and as a private person.

I was able to do a lot of work on the website, even though I really needed about 3 or 4 times as much time in order to get everything right.

As I know that my life is not in my hands, but in the Hands of the Father, I look back at one year in which I can really say that I see this big time.

Sure, I have plans for the Dubroom which I hope to talk about in the next few days, but if there is one thing I have to say about it, it's this: everything is "Jah Willing", which is not a cliché for me.

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:

HOW BUJU WAS TRAPPED (BABYLON OBSERVER REPORT AND RESEARCH MATERIAL)

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WWW, December 2009 - The news that Buju Banton was arrested on some crazy cocaine charges has shocked the Dancehall and Reggae community world wide, and even beyond that. In a released document which the Babylon Observer was given by the DANCEHALL.mobi website, the police claim just how everything was done.

Read and be amazed by what is obviously a set-up.

ROLAND ALPHONSO - SKOKIAN (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 22 2009 - Roland Alphonse at his best as he rides a Rub a Dub riddim and blows his horn in what sounds like total improvisation style: this will surely appeal to both Reggae and Jazz lovers alike!

MIKEY DREAD - GO-GO GIRLS (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - Recorded and mixed in Channel One studio's, Go-Go girls bring us DUB Niceness as the top of the top of Jamaicans musicians play an upfull riddim into the multitrack recorder and the engineer showcases the music in true Mikey Dread style.

Monday, December 21, 2009

EVALUATING 2009 (20)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 21 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 21 2009


"EVALUATING 2009 (20)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 21 2009 - Next to the video reviews, our research projects were also neglected, especially in the last part of this year.

Again, a lack of time was the main reason. A lack of time which I needed for other things, long-time projects and a lot of developments in my private life.

Things are getting settled up, though. I'm taking a good rest in order to spend my days in a fruitful way, Jah Willing somewhere in the beginning of 2010.

So much things to do, so much things to say, too...

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:

KEN BOOTHE AND NO MORE BABYLON - WHEN I FALL IN LOVE (LIVE) (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 21 2009 - When he thanks his audience at the end of the track, Alton Ellis just sung a perfect rendering of his classic tune which was perfectly played by his European backing Band, the French based No More Babylon.

MIKEY DREAD - I'LL BE YOURS (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - Digital Niceness at it's finest, as the Dread At The Controls rides an upfull and joyful riddim accompanied by some fine guitar playing in the background. Just Cool, Just Nice, Just Ire, Seen?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

EVALUATING 2009 (19)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 20 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 20 2009


"EVALUATING 2009 (19)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 20 2009 - Not only did the MP3 portal get a huge clean-up, not only did the new section of the Dubroom Artist Pages come into existence, and not only did this year give birth to the Dubroom Message Boards 2.0, there's a lot of work to be done which surely will not take place before the end of this year.

Take the video reviews.

They're in the same state that mp3.dubroom.org saw itself in before the clean-up.

I simply did not have or find the time to check out every review to see if the actual video's were still online.

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:

EARL 16 AND WEBCAM HI-FI - STARLIGHTS (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 20 2009 - Nuff French vibes, nuff Roots and DUB vibes: another superb production by the French based producer, this time with Jamaican singer Earl 16 at the microphone stand spreading Roots and Culture in yet another conscious lyrical work!

MIKEY DREAD - ORIGINAL GENERAL (DISCOMIX) (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - The Roots Radics, Earl 16 and Mikey Dread come together in this extended Discomix. The rock 'n' roll guitar follows the bassline who in it's turn serves as foundation for an energetic Rub a Dub Reggae track, and as we're taken from the top to the very last drop, we're being treated with nuff niceness, DUBWISE included!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

EVALUATING 2009 (18)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 19 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 19 2009


"EVALUATING 2009 (18)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 19 2009 - The Dubroom looks back at a good year, this year. Three successful projects, that's something to be grateful about and so I give thanks.

There were also things that didn't went the way I planned them. Especially in my personal life, that is.

I even wrote an article about it called "Making Jah Laugh" in a variation on Woody Allen who once said: "You want to make Jah laugh? Tell Him about your plans".

Plans concerning the Dubroom Studio, for example, didn't go the way we planned it. Jah had other things for us to do, but we still work on getting the studio fit for recording musicians and mixing Dub old-skool style.

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:

ALTON ELLIS - LONELY (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 19 2009 - In this historical recording, we know just why Alton Ellis is considered to be one of the most soulful singers that Reggae knows, which says a lot. Lonely is a typical 1980's digital dancehall riddim, from the times that the music between Rub a Dub and Dancehall was called Ragga.

MIKEY DREAD - HOMELESS PEOPLE (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - In this Year-2000 release, we catch up with Mikey Dread whose own label Dread At The Control basically re-purchased his own works so that he could share it with the people of the world. Homeless People contains a heartical cry as Mikey Dread shows he can do more things with his voice than talking and toasting!

Friday, December 18, 2009

EVALUATING 2009 (17)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 18 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 18 2009


"EVALUATING 2009 (17)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 18 2009 - The moving of the Dubroom Message Boards, the clean-up of the Dubroom's MP3 Portal and the introduction of the Dubroom Artist Pages are three successful projects.

We started a series called "Dubroom Online MP3 Reviews", where from August 16 until December 31 there was at least one MP3 review in our daily editions of Dubroom Online.

On top of that series, we showcased a number of artists, ones like Jah Free, Edit Fitzroy, No More Babylon, Nucleus Roots and of course Mikey Dread.

However, there were also things which didn't went as planned.

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:

DUBDADDA - GIVE LOVE (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 18 2009 - Heartical and Soulfull UK DUB and Roots in one of it's purest forms: Dubdadda knows what he's doing: after all, he's been doing it for a long time. Give Love is a massive Steppers that will appeal to you when you're into UK DUB and ROOTS and why should you not be?

MIKEY DREAD - THEME SIGNAL (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - The theme in Theme Signal is Rub a Dub. The theme is instrumental, with sound effects and Dub mixing to complete this piece of Rub a Dub niceness played by some of Jamaica's finest musicians.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

EVALUATING 2009 (16)

Dubroom Online, Edition December 17 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 17 2009


"EVALUATING 2009 (16)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 17 2009 - Where no less than 111 pages were moved to the MP3 museum, already there are about 50 new artists at mp3.dubroom.org, all recently added. In the time I write this, there are a lot to come, still, too!

Together with the introduction of the brand new section of Dubroom Artist Pages, the clean-up of the MP3 Portal was by far the biggest project of 2009, when it comes to the Dubroom.

Perhaps there is another one too.

The demise of Xsorbit, the former hosting company for the Dubroom Message Boards, and the subsequent move to Yuku, was indeed another project.

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:

D.A.T.C. STABLE - FREEZING (EXTENDED DUB) (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 17 2009 - In "Freezing", we meet up with the complete posse behind Michael "Dread At The Controls" Campbell, aka Mikey Dread. Rub a Dub style, Party style, over 7 minutes of pure niceness, both instumentally and dubically!

MIKEY DREAD - STAR CHASE (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - Star Chase is a fine instrumental, recorded in Jamaica during a time wherein Rub a Dub was yet to go digital with riddims like Sleng-Teng. None of that is noticeable in this upfull and Ire instrumental track with a slice of DUB from 1984.


A WHO TRAP BUJU? (BABYLON OBSERVER REPORT)

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WWW, December 2009 - The news that Buju Banton was arrested in Florida (USA) for the bizarre claim of "conspiracy to posses more than five kilo of cocaine" caused waves of responses all over Babylon. From the "Gay Rights Activists" to Idrens in the Movement of Rastafari, everybody agrees that this has to do with his musical works rather than the alleged claims.

A report.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

EVALUATING 2009 (15)

(with apologies for the delay)
Dubroom Online, Edition December 16 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition December 16 2009


"EVALUATING 2009 (15)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, December 16 2009 - The MP3 portal is growing into a more than interesting place for people looking for free and legal (DUB) Reggae Mp3 files. I think one can even say that it has never been so interesting as it became in these last months of 2009.

Labels with promo-tracks, Net Labels with complete albums, and of course the artists themselves who put their music online, they're all represented and reviewed and the end is not yet in sight.

Our access to this huge collection of free and legal tunes brought us not just music which the labels already decided to give away as promo-tracks, the Dubroom also successfully requested for a Scientist tune released by the Auralux label to be available as free download.

For which we give thanks.

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:

EARL 16 AND NO MORE BABYLON - GROOVY SITUATION (LIVE) (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 16 2009 - Not only do they release some very crucial material of their own, No More Babylon knows very well how to back up Jamaican singers like Ken Boothe and Earl 16, also when he's singing a brand new release from himself. Raspect!

MIKEY DREAD - JUNGLE SIGNAL (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, December 2009 - This is not just the DUB Counterpart of Mikey Dread's track "Roots and Culture", it is actually an extended track of it's own, reserved for some crucial horn playing from Rico and others that will blow away every bad vibe in the area!

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