"JAH ROOTS" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)
WWW, October 18 2009 - About two years ago, we started to try and make the Dubroom Studio fit to record what you can call the Dubroom's Studio Band, Jah Roots.
The band got this name, Jah Roots, in the late 1980's. Since then, a number of bands with that very same name have come to the surface as well. There's one in Australia and one in the USA, and that's not all.
A problem with this?
I don't have one...
I just know and believe, that if you call yourself Jah Roots, you do give yourself the responsibility to actually live up to that name and not use it for "cultural" reasons.
Like Burning Spear sings: "I will always remember my roots, strong roots, Jah 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.
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WWW, October 18 2009 - Just can't ignore this heartical and upfull tune by Glen Washington: it has everything to make a positive and happy vibe for the Righteous Lovers among us. And for the rest of us, too.
WWW, October 2009 - With a very surprising Spanish guitar on top of the riddim, Nadine Sutherland once again showcases her skilled voice. Reggae purists might not apprecilove this one to the max, though...
WWW, October 2009 - This drum loop is a Steppers rhythm at 133 BPM, both in WAV and DR. REX format. The loop comes in three parts: one with an intro-break, one with a break in the rhythm, and one with the rhythm itself.
It is a first try on what could possibly become an interesting pack of drum loops at a later stage.
WWW, October 2009 - Part of Adrian Sherwood's On-U label, Creation Rebel released their first (Dub) album in 1978. They're also known as The Arabs as they backed up Prince Far I on his On-U releases. Fat bass, intelligent Dub, timeless and priceless.