Category Archives: AUDIO

Jah Melodie – Give Jah Glory


mix|1 – Dub Shadow Steppers Mix, Dub Shadow Roots Mix

Two solid mixes from Dub Shadow, UK. Crucial selection.

Dub Shadow – Steppers Mix
meditative basslines and constant bass drum beats ina 70s style. mix can be squeezed on a single side of an audio tape.

Get the tracklisting from his blog In Search of a Word… including comments on each tune or from soundcloud.

Dub Shadows – Roots Reggae Mix
tracklisting here


New release “Suffering” by Cyrenius Black/ Slimmah Sound on Roots Tribe Records

Another roots gem will be released on the Roots Tribe Records label by the end of october. None other than London based singer Cyrenius Black performs the uplifting “Sufferation” tune. His confident voice is accompanied by the Dynamite horns section, giving the riddim its tight and slick character. The A-side is rounded up by a horns version of the vocal tune, followed by two dubs on the B-side, where Slimmah Sound seasons the riddim with some serious echoes and delays.  We look forward to the upcoming release. Give thanks!

For a warm up listen to the snippet below.

Roots Tribe Records RTR008: Cyrius Black – Sufferation ,10”

Links:

Slimmah Sound

Roots Tribe Records

Cyrenius Black


Sammy Gold – Warrior fi Jah Jah (Debtera Records)

Cologne based Jah Vibes Soundsystem comes up with a tuff release called “Warrior fi Jah Jah” on it’s own label  Debtera Records.  The tune was voiced by Sammy Gold from UK, mixed and composed by Crucial Alphonso from Belgium and mastered by Tim Baumgarten from the Netherlands. The stock  is limited to 500 copies and can be ordered from Jah Vibes (info[at]jahvibessoundsystem.de).

Watch King Earthquake spreading the vibes on the Reggae Geel 2010.

WARRIOR FI JAH JAH – 7inch Vinyl (JVDR001) link to audio snippet



Slimmah Sound – Crucial Roots and Dub

Time to spotlight some crucial vibes. Amsterdam based top notch producer Slimmah Sound just released his first showcase album ” Love Jah More”. Recorded as a classic vocal and dub album this release features a group of artists like Jah Melodie, Lyrical Benjie, Zed I, Dan I, Kyle Sicarius and Joakim. Definitely worth to mention is the format namely vinyl or CD. People who have visited Slimmah’s dances might recognize the catchy tunes which are also played by King Shiloh over and over. So if you wonder what tunes might have stuck in your ear then you probably find it on one of Slimmah’s releases.

Slimmah releases tunes on his labels Roots Tribe Records and Bush and Shadow Records next to some tunes published on Deep Root (Abassi High Power) and KS Majestic Music (King Shiloh). The catalogue contains some fine 7 and 12 inch records so far which are completed by an official bootleg CD  containing a collection of Jah Melodie and Slimmah Sound releases.

No recommendations here because the tunes are all on a very high production and performing level. So it’s more a question of one’s own preferences.  For people who are into dub most releases should  not be missing in a collection. Since most Slimmah tunes are pressed on vinyl, which is limited, you should get yourself a copy and touch down the needle. Don’t forget to season it with some extra bass.

The tracklisting of the upcoming release “Love Jah More” (link to audio snippet):

SIDE A:
01 Jah Melodie – Love Jah More
02 Love Jah Dub
03 Dan I – Crisis
04 Dub Crisis
05 Joakim – Rootsman Melody
06 Rootsman Dub

SIDE B
01 Kyle Sicarius – Jah Is My Light
02 Enlighted Dub
03 Zed I – Jah Made The Herb
04 Dub the Herb
05 Lyrical Benjie – Girl Don’t Trust The World (Extended Mix)