"NOW (DUB) REGGAE" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)
WWW, November 6 2009 - Today, the Dubroom features three contemporary styles of Reggae. Two free and legal MP3's that are reviewed and can be downloaded straight from the review pages, and an artist page, all representing what you could loosely call "Now (DUB) Reggae)".
First of all, we've got Beat Pharmacy. Contemporary Dance Music from the USA which has just too much elements of Dub and Reggae to ignore.
Then we've got our last MP3 from Nucleus Roots, a Dub and Reggae collective from the UK which should get much more recognition than it currently gets.
And thirdly, the new Dancehall phenomenon Vybz Kartel, whose brand new release "Pon Di Gaza" was featured in the Dubroom in the form of a couple of free and legal MP3's.
Reggae surely came from a long way, and the music is not about to turn dead either!
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, November 6 2009 - US based "Beat Pharmacy" would classify as Dance Music, but "Rooftops" stands out very well as neccesary addition to the collector of DUB and derivatives... Crucial lyrics full of truth, catchy beat, and yes: Dub Vibes!
WWW, October 2009 - Starting off with some nice guitar works, voice drop and out, Drum and Bass enter: here is Nucleus Roots once again with some more than Ire works that will make the heart and soul of the lover of the better UK DUB and Roots more than joyous!
WWW, November 2009 - Adidja Palmer would grow up listening to Dancehall and American music before releasing his first tune, under the name Adi Banton. He would continue, for example to write for Bounty Killer and others, and by releasing a number of tunes under a number of names. Only then did he decide to continue under the name Vybz Kartel, a household name in Dancehall business.