"DIGITAL REGGAE" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)
WWW, November 14 2009 - In what can only be described as a musical revolution, Jamaica experienced a massive transformation of it's music with the introduction of the Drum computer and other digital technologies and possibilities.
It was King Jammy's, who had then spent a couple of years in Canada before returning to Jamaica during the mid 1980's, with a tune called "Sleng Teng", who was perhaps the leading factor in this "digitalizing of Reggae".
The drum computer would eventually bring producers to merge with other musical styles, such as Hip Hop and Rap.
All of these developments are clearly audible in Edi Fitzroy's tune "Give Your Love".
One Love, Give Thanks,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)
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WWW, November 14 2009 - Stevie Culture has a message for the youth and he does it in a very catchy Dancehall style, that will -not only because of the conscious lyrics- also appeal to the lovers of Roots and Culture world wide. Time To Check Ourselves, but not before downloading this one!
WWW, November 2009 - Taken from Edi Fitzroy's 6th album, "Give Your Love" has that typical digital King Jammy's sound which stood at the foundation of what has now become Dancehall Style.
WWW, November 2009 - Hailing from his Judgement Yard center in Jamaica, Sizzla is a well known Dancehall vocalist who uses his voice in ways others will not trod on. He is part of the Bobo Shanti and well known for the resistance he encountered from political correct groups and governments.