Monday, November 30, 2009

TOMORROW...

Dubroom Online, Edition November 30 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 30 2009


"TOMORROW..." (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 30 2009 - Tomorrow is the first day of December, which means that Jah Willing we'll start not just with the evaluation of this last calendar year, but also with our Mikey Dread Special which lasts throughout the whole month.

It will also be the last month of our series "Dubroom Online MP3 Reviews". Don't think this is the end of the flood of free and legal MP3's, though. There's just too much material left unreviewed and I surely hope to eventually have it all mentioned on the Dubroom.

By the time you read this, unless you read this on the on the Dubroom's pre-publication forum, all the work and preparations for the month of December should have been finished, leaving me with a lot of time to maintain the site at those places where that maintained is necessary!

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:

TICKLAH - WANT NOT (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 30 2009 - In "Want Not", Ticklah approaches the sound of that other US Dub sound, created in Wackies Studio's. However, he goes further and has incorporated resemblances of Scientists better Dubs in the 1980's. The striking part is, though, that "Want Not" is not a Dub in the literal sense of the word: there's vocals from the top to the very last drop. But with a mix like this, even the hardcore Dub freaks will want to play this one. And again. And again...

EARL 16 AND LOVE GROCER - SURVIVING (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - Love Grocer is more than "just" a band with some very fine instrumentals, the band knows how to play a riddim for Jamaican singer Earl 16 who sings his conscious lyrics in a crucially heartical way!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Dubroom Online, Edition November 29 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 29 2009


"THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 29 2009 - The process of finding, selecting, and reviewing the best available free and legal (DUB) Reggae MP3 files is painstaking.

The first condition, if you will, is the question: Is it (DUB) Reggae (or related)?

The second has to do with the quality of the tune itself. That's where I meet The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

The Bad and The Ugly are obviously not interesting for people who love (DUB) Reggae and are looking for it.

Basically, I'm only interested in that first category: The Good. This is not just the music that you would find in your better (DUB) Reggae store, it's also the music that you can only find online: the Net Labels.

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:

GREGORY ISAACS - RUDI (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 29 2009 - The Cool Ruler meets the Godfather of Dub in what was then the next decade of Reggae: digital possibilities entered and although King Tubby was killed before he could come out to the fullness in that new decade, "Warning" was more than promising...

LOVE GROCER - HANGING LIKE GRAPES (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - Opening with a majestic horns theme, the MC announces what's going on: "Love Grocer In Session". This means, a UK Roots Instrumental at it's finest, while the engineer plays along with the music as well. Nice One!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

IS IT REGGAE?

Dubroom Online, Edition November 28 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 28 2009


"IS IT REGGAE?" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 28 2009 - I spend many, many hours to find, select and review the best free and legal (DUB) Reggae MP3 files. Quite an experience at times, both positive and negative.

The first thing I have to determine: Is It Reggae?

It's one of the more negative aspects: a lot of music is labeled as "Reggae", where it hasn't got anything to do with the music that we love so much.

Sometimes, there are like derivates or fruits of (DUB) Reggae like certain fusions of Hip Hop and Dancehall, or certain forms of electronic Dance Music, and they just might be selected because of some relevance.

In a way, this also goes in retrospect when it comes to those forms of music that predate Reggae, like Ska and Rocksteady.

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:

EDI FITZROY - COMING UP STRONG (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 28 2009 - This 1980's release was considered one of the strongest tunes around when it hit the markets. Although it has this typical 1980's vibe because of the synthesizer, it's still a strong one that cannot be refused and shows why the album with the same title should be considered as your next purchase.

LOVE GROCER - STARING INTO THE DISTANCE (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - Acoustic guitars, vocals in harmony, Staring Into The Darkness shows yet another side of the Love Grocer as we're being pleasantly confronted with audible niceness. This is definitely the work of veterans in the UK DUB and Roots scene, and so they are...

Friday, November 27, 2009

UNDER CONTINUAL CONSTRUCTION

Dubroom Online, Edition November 27 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 27 2009


"UNDER CONTINUAL CONSTRUCTION" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 27 2009 - The Dubroom is Under Continual Construction: there's always some unfinished sections, neglected even, screaming for at least a little maintenance where on the other side of the site a brand new section is built.

Take the Dubroom Artist Pages, for example. I just had to take it easy building them as other aspects of what I needed to do threatened to not get the attention that they need.

The list of sections that need attention is getting kind of huge, though: the video reviews, the website reviews, the studio and that's just three I name out of the blue.

However: first things first, which is the MP3 portal. This has -at this moment- the biggest attention.

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:

ENOS MAC LEOD - SWEET SEXY (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 27 2009 - Enos Mac Leod in a classic Rub a Dub tune, full of drum and bass, Dub effects and all the other elements that made people move and groove on this "early Dancehall Music" during the late 1970's, early 1980's, even until this very day.

LOVE GROCER - WAITING AT THE GATE (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - Joyfull, ah, well, more than joyfull vibes coming with this carnaval-esque, upfull and here and there dubby tune. The horns are, as usual, present in a pleasant way, while the music stops and starts again at strategically placed points in the composition.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A KINGLY ADVICE

Dubroom Online, Edition November 26 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 26 2009


"A KINGLY ADVICE" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 26 2009 - The Dubroom Online MP3 Review for today personally was a soul-toucher, I was very much encouraged by the Kingly Advice in the lyrical part of the musical work.

It's an advice which is very much needed in this time, wherein Jah people are under attack by forces aimed at separating the music and the culture it was born and developed in, especially when it comes to the multitudes within Reggae Culture who praise the Creator by His Name Jah.

An advice, not just for those of us who feel it, and therefore who know it, it's even more important for one and ones who seem to have been captivated by these forces, as the Truth will set them free after they get to know Him.

Pray today!

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:

NATTY KING - PRAY TODAY (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 26 2009 - There's people who speak about Conscious, Spiritual Reggae as "religious". Sometimes, they even want to claim that Reggae without "religion" would be better. Non-sense, of course. That is why Natty King keeps calling for the Idren to "Pray Today", as Reggae Music will always be connected with the Spiritual, not religious, Dreadlock Rastaman.

LOVE GROCER - PALOMA (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - Time to take it easy: Paloma is a laid back One Drop rhythm with lots of nice playing on organs and horns, while an acoustic guitar in the background creates a special vibe that apparently gave name to the title.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

MORE TIME

Dubroom Online, Edition November 25 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 25 2009


"MORE TIME" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 25 2009 - There is no way for me to describe just how grateful I am that a few months ago my personal life has forwarded into some more quiet waters, providing me with much more time than that I previously had.

I was able to keep the site updated, but I wasn't really having the time to engage myself in a studio project or even a research topic. Even so bad, that I had to decline an offer for an interview as I had nothing to say, really.

Now that I'm working ahead with the Dubroom and therefore creating more time, I'm resting in the few hours that I'm not busy doing work on the Dubroom site or in my private situation here.

More time? I thank Jah for it!

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:

MIKEY DREAD - BREAK DOWN THE WALLS (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 25 2009 - Classic tunes: Mikey Dread made them galore and "Break Down The Walls" is just one of them. His constant quality of always contemporary music throughout the decades is more than a legacy: Mikey Dread is a must and this track shows it once again!

LOVE GROCER - A LITTLE VERSION (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - The Dub of the opening track on Love Grocer's d├ębut album takes off where part one left us, and as we go deeper into the exploration of the riddim in a Dubwise style, we're entering into some really Ire realms...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

TOMMY MC COOK

Dubroom Online, Edition November 24 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 24 2009


"TOMMY MC COOK" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 24 2009 - His talents would show even back in the 1960's when he was a part of the Skatalites who became more or less the Studio Band for Studio One.

Music by the Skatalites would in my idea appeal to lovers of Jazz and other forms wherein the horns play a dominant part.

However: like with so many Jamaican musicians, Tommy Mc Cook was one talented individual who, would he have been born in let's say a different country, probably reached world fame decades ago.

That's why the title of Tommy Mc Cook's track which is featured in today's edition of Dubroom Online is a bit noteworthy to me.

A green mango must ripen yet...

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:

TOMMY MC COOK - GREEN MANGO (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 24 2009 - Featuring Original Skatalites member Tommy Mc Cook: this instrumental will bring back memories to one, good vibes to another, and an introduction to Reggae to lovers of Jazz and other swinging styles of music.

LOVE GROCER - A LITTLE RAIN MUST FALL (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - It's more than obvious, that one of the members of the Love Grocer's duo comes directly from Conscious Sounds stable: a perfect mix on a true Roots riddim, perfectly played. The horn section is more than beautiful and perfectly supported by the engineer's works behind the mixing desk.

Monday, November 23, 2009

UK DUB REVISITED

Dubroom Online, Edition November 23 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 23 2009


"UK DUB REVISITED" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 23 2009 - Like yesterday, today's edition of Dubroom Online features Love Grocer and the Power Steppers. Like yesterday, this column is about UK DUB.

Stricktly Dub, this time.

Love Grocer released quite a few instrumentals, but they definitely know just how to mix up a crucial Dub. After all, one of the members started his carreer in the UK based Conscious Sounds studio, known from Sentry and Jah Warrior to name just two.

Power Steppers are stricktly Dub anyway, and their releases are a welcome contribution to the already crucial and impressive catalogue of DUB and Roots Reggae produced on the island in front of the European Continent.

UK DUB is here to stay, and the Dubroom will, Jah Willing, continue to review the best online available free and legal music.

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:

LOVE GROCER - NO TURNING BACK DUBWISE (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 23 2009 - Part One was already filled with nuff Dub vibes, but this part -which is also almost six minutes long- shows that the Love Grocer means DUB when he says DUBWISE. Pure Niceness, Pure Bass, Pure Roots And Culture!

POWER STEPPERS - PARAMETRIC EQUALISATION (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - Themes from Europe's musical history are combined with an up-tempo steppers drum and bassline that will make you move and groove from the top to the very last drop. UK DUB at it's finest!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

UK DUB AND ROOTS

Dubroom Online, Edition November 22 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 22 2009


"UK DUB AND ROOTS" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 22 2009 - Starting today until November 30, Jah Willing we'll feature one free and legal MP3 file a day from the UK based Reggae and Dub duo Love Grocer.

Their music is rather remarkable: original Roots Reggae with beautiful horns and fine to crucial mixing, most of it released as instrumentals with a slice of Dub.

You can also get another -rather long- Digital Steppers Dub by the Power Steppers, another UK based Dub and Reggae collective of which the Dubroom has quite a few free and legal MP3's reviewed and available straight from the Dubroom's download pages.

Love it or hate it.

Even though I can't imagine anyone hating UK DUB and Roots...

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:

LOVE GROCER - NO TURNING BACK (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 22 2009 - The Drum and Bass are massive, the voice is more than heartical, the horns are -of course! This is Love Grocer, remember?- there in just the right sound and proportion: everything is there to maintain the Dub vibe that the lover of the better UK productions expect.

Almost 6 minutes of pure, and pure niceness, which definitely makes you wanna listen to part two as well. Part two, which will be presented in the next Dubroom Online MP3 Review.

POWER STEPPERS - AURAL EXCITER (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - When the tune starts with a crucial bassline, nuff sounds and a drum rhythm which is building up to yet another powerful steppers rhythm, an expectation is build which is most definitely satisfied in the 5 minutes which have then yet to come.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

KING TUBBY'S DIGITAL PRODUCTIONS

Dubroom Online, Edition November 21 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 21 2009


"KING TUBBY'S DIGITAL PRODUCTIONS" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 21 2009 - Most people, including myself, would associate King Tubby with DUB and mainly 1970's Roots Rockers productions. But when he died in the late 1980's because of violence, he was working really hard to get his own studio where he could actually record musicians.

That's not all, as today's Dubroom Online MP3 Review shows. King Tubby was, in contrast to many people who are fan of his works in the 1970's, not allergic to drum computers and other digital devices at all!

Gregory Isaac's "Warning" was one of the first digital productions by King Tubby's, a genre where the Godfather of DUB was developing himself in at warp speed.

Unfortunately, a bullet would end the life of the man who gave us what many including myself call the Best Music In The World: DUB.

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:

GREGORY ISAACS - LONG SENTENCE (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 21 2009 - Taken from the digital King Tubby production named after the classic "Warning", Long Sentence showcases Gregory Isaacs during the changing times of the mid-1980's. Ancient Digital Niceness, yes Sir!

POWER STEPPERS - PRECISION DEVICE (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - In just over 5 minutes, the UK based Power Steppers takes us into the deeper realms of UK DUB's outer space: basslines which go under the audible spectrum of the human ear, a militant steppers drums and nuff sirens, which is a necessary ingredient of the sound of every self respecting UK DUB Sound System.

Friday, November 20, 2009

NOW ROOTS

Dubroom Online, Edition November 20 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 20 2009


"NOW ROOTS" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 20 2009 - Mikey General and Zyon High: two artists of which the Dubroom reviewed free and legal MP3 files, downloadable straight from the Dubroom's download pages.

The music is Contemporary Roots, you could also say: "Now Roots".

It is not without reason, that the Dubroom utilizes this term to describe new or recently released traditional Reggae.

Where a lot of people seem to think that Roots are by definition to be seen in the past, in reality (as every biologian can tell us) roots keep on growing and not just in size: also strength is increasingly necessary as the rest of the tree grows too.

Check out the music, and the lyrics, and see once again how Reggae is still strong, still growing Roots.

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:

MIKEY GENERAL - FOR THE CHILDREN'S SAKE (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 20 2009 - Taken from the "One Day" One Riddim album, Mikey General sings heartically about the children who are the next generation as he rides High Fence's more than excellent Roots and Culture production. Check it!

ZYON HIGH - THESE STREETS (OFF ROAD MIX) (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - In a mix of what can be described as Reggae's own version of a ballad and Contemporary Roots, Zyon High's December 2009 release warns people about the dangers of the USA's "Patriot Act".

Thursday, November 19, 2009

REGGAE CULTURE

Dubroom Online, Edition November 19 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 19 2009


"REGGAE CULTURE" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 19 2009 - Today, we close our featuring of Edi Fitzroy's oeuvre with a great track called "Deep In Mi Culture".

The track made me think about all these times wherein I had to face people who, let's say, never heard Edi Fitzroy's track, especially not lyrically. People who often had names for me which said more about themselves than about me.

They could be people who have been, let's say, unpleasantly confronted with religious systems. They could also be people who have uncovered the true purpose of these systems, which of course is nothing less than to keep people under spiritual slavery. And sometimes, they're people who are slaves to the Politikal Korekteness of the day.

In all cases, however, I see that there is an ignorance when it comes to at least a little understanding of that culture which Edi Fitzroy sings about.

Reggae Culture...

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:

STEVIE CULTURE - WHY CAN'T WE ALL GET ALONG? (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 19 2009 - Contemporary Roots Steppers always bring an upfull vibe, which can go in a joyful or a militant way. These two ways go along in this majestic and energetic tune by Stevie Culture, a tune which should not be missing in your free and legal Reggae MP3 collection.

EDI FITZROY - DEEP IN MI CULTURE (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - In this title track from Edi Fitzroy's 1995 release, Edi Fitzroy explains what it means to be in that culture which produces Reggae Music: it has everything to do with a faith in the Creator Jah and reading up the Bible won't hurt either!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

JAH WILLING...

Dubroom Online, Edition November 18 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 18 2009


"JAH WILLING..." (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 18 2009 - I have many plans. Plans with the website, plans with the studio, and of course in my private life as well I'm swimming in ideas, plans and hopes.

I'm not the kind of person to wait for the proverbial pie in the sky, the instant supernatural gratification of my often not-so-supernatural desires, when I add "Jah willing" to my ideas.

Still, I think I would be a fool if I wouldn't realize that it is not me who decides anything, in the end. As true as the fact that I did not make those beautiful trees I see when I look outside my window, is the fact that I did not make myself either.

And so, while I'm not having any ideas about pies in skies, I do know that when I do not realize that Jah run things, I'm not having a very realistic perspective on things.

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:

EDI FITZROY - WORK ON MR FARMER (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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EDI FITZROY - POOR JOHNNY (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - Recorded in Jamaica, this 1995 release catches up with Edi Fitzroy during a time wherein positive music was more needed than ever before. Known for his intelligent and conscious lyrics, "Poor Johnny" didn't disappoint those that had high expectations of Edi Fitzroy's (then) new album "Deep In mi Culture".

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I HAVE TO ADMIT...

Dubroom Online, Edition November 17 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 17 2009


"I HAVE TO ADMIT..." (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 17 2009 - ...that I was not able to make so many Dubroom Artists pages that they could all be featured until the end of this month.

Of course, there are a number of factors, but time is the most important one. It takes me about a day to make ten of them, and I just have seven days in the week.

So, I hope you don't mind that as it looks now, Dubroom Online will feature a new Dubroom Artist page a day, starting again on December 1.

That's also when the Mikey Dread MP3 month will start, Jah Willing.

A month that requires a lot of preparation, not in the least because of the traditional evaluation of the year, a year that for me personally was one of the most important ones...

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:

KENYATTA 'CULTURE' HILL - DADDY (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 17 2009 - He's the-son-of, but Kenyatta Culture Hill is a more than good vocalist in his own might. In this tune, though, he doesn't make a mystery of what it is he feels for his father Joseph Hill and loves to share it with you and I. Raspect!

EDI FITZROY - HAVE YOUR EVER (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - Taken from his 1982 release "First Class Citizen" which included no less than three top ten hits in Jamaica, Have You Ever features a soulful Edi Fitzroy and some very heartical backing vocals in what can only be described as a top-of-the-bill Lovers tune.

Monday, November 16, 2009

FEATURED ARTISTS

Dubroom Online, Edition November 16 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 16 2009


"FEATURED ARTISTS" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 16 2009 - As I'm sitting here, sipping from my morning cup and slowly watch the darkness turn into light, there's a new day ahead of me wherein I will work hard on preparing the Dubroom for the rest of November and even December.

Apart from the daily Dubroom Online MP3 reviews, artists are featured with a daily MP3 as well. Currently we're featuring Edi Fitzroy, scheduled for later towards the end of November is a UK based duo called Love Grocer.

Jah willing, in December readers and visitors of the Dubroom will be offered a free and legal Mikey Dread MP3 file per day. We're talking about a lot of DUB and toasting, under which classics such as "Barber Saloon". In the extended version, of course.

Of course!

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:

THE ITALS - NEVER SAY NEVER (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 16 2009 - Vocal harmony group the Itals have always been going their own way within the spectrum of Jamaican trio's. Ever since they started recording decades ago, that is. "Never Say Never" catches up with them as they ride a digital rhythm with the very same ease as they've done it with the analogue works before that.

EDI FITZROY - YOUNG GIRL (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - Traditional early Dancehall music from 1982: sweet music, crucial guitar works, and a young Edi Fitzroy doing some crucial hooks and licks with his voice in his own very special way. Rub a Dub at it's best, can't afford not to check it out!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

THE KING OF REGGAE

Dubroom Online, Edition November 15 2009

Dubroom Online, Edition November 15 2009


"THE KING OF REGGAE" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)

WWW, November 15 2009 - Bob Marley has done a lot for Jamaica, for Reggae, and indeed for the people of the world. Especially those that suffer, hungering for righteousness which -as Bob Marley believed- will one day cover the earth.

He's not called the King of Reggae for nothing. As he popularized Reggae by using American musicians who would spice up the Roots music, millions were introduced to a music that would stick with them for the rest of their lives.

Reggae brings comfort to the afflicted, hope to the sufferers, strength to the victims, and motivation for those that actually want to do something to improve their environment.

Raspect is due to the man who rightfully wears the title "King Of Reggae".

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:

DECEMBER 2009: THE DUBROOM MIKEY DREAD SPECIAL (DUBROOM IN-SITE 25)

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WWW, November 15 2009 - Jah Willing, the Dubroom will be paying more than a special attention to Michael Campbell, the one and only REAL MIKEY DREAD. Read all about it in this edition of Dubroom In-Site!

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ABASSI ALL-STARS & FITA WARRI - HELP THE YOUTH (DUBROOM ONLINE MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 15 2009 - Fita Warri chants it up in the Buju Banton and Sizzla tradition, but he does it over a track produced in the typical UK Roots Tradition. The two styles combine better than one and ones would maybe say when reading this, especially when listening to "Help the Youth" a couple of times. Quality grows on ya, ya know...

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EDI FITZROY - CRY FOR MY BROTHERS (DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW)

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WWW, November 2009 - We go back in time, to 1988, to meet Edi Fitzroy. He's recording his third album and Cry For My Brothers is one of the tunes.

Today, the magnifique album is out of print and only available digitally. Cry For My Brothers will more than likely make you want to check out all tracks on "Pollution".


BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS (DUBROOM ARTIST PAGE)

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WWW, November 2009 - Bob Marley is widely considered the King of Reggae, because of the enormous amount of work he did to get Reggae Music accepted world wide. He created his own style within Reggae Music, a style which caused many to dig deeper in Jamaican Music and become Reggae fans for the rest of their lifes.

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