Strictly Rockers Iyah
February 01, 2014 12:54 PM PST
DJs Mash Up The Dance – Jah Jah Sweet Tooth rolls a fat spliff of toasters inna dancehall corner. Fire Bun!
1 Charlie Chaplan – Face To Face
Roots & Culture Pon De TurntableBlack Ark Studio Skank
December 12, 2013 10:06 PM PST
Lee “Scratch” Perry Showcase
The Dub Room presents productions from The Upsetter – artist, producer, writer, innovator, the creative genius of Lee “Scratch” Perry. After years in the music business working with various producers ranging from Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, Prince Buster to Joe Gibbs, he started producing for himself on his Upsetter label. Lee was at the scene from ska, rocksteady to reggae. By 1967 he opened his Upsetter Record shop after success with singles with various artists he was working with including his sides with his band The Upsetters. He was creating a unique sound that Bob Marley sought him out and from that collaboration The Wailers had created their strongest work to date. By 1973 tired of using studios of others to record, Lee build the Black Ark behind his premises at a suburb of Kingston. By 1974 to 1979 this studio was birth of some of the most innovative and dread music to come out of JA. What is remarkable is just with a simple Teac 4-track recorder, a Soundcraft mixing board along with an Echoplex delay unit and other equipment he made created the sounds that other more sophisticated studios could not duplicate or match. No one knows how exactly the techniques he used to produce the magic of his distinctive sound that baffled his competition and continue to amaze generations of music producers. But by 79 fed up with parasites and hangers-on, Lee started to behave erratically and consuming more than the usual white rum & ganja let the studio decline in shape. After falling in decay and despite help to rebuild it in 1983 it was destroyed by fire. Stories say it was an electrical fire that started it to Lee torching it himself. He was detained for three days for suspected arson but was released without sufficient evidence. But either due to undesirable people or gangsters trying to blackmail him for protection or profits, Lee was to claim years later he burnt it to cleanse it of unclean spirits. He eventually relocated to Switzerland got married and started recording again. His latest outings being critically received such as the albums “Rise Again” & “Scratch Came Scratch Saw Scratch Conquered.” His productions during the Black Ark era such as rare singles and unreleased material are still being released and his influence still being felt. This mix includes some of the well known classics such as Max Romeo’s “War In A Babylon” & Junior Murvin’s “Police & Thieves” (who just past away this Dec. 2). Big up to The Upsetter – dis one massive. Seen!
1 Lee “Scratch” Perry – Super Ape
November 15, 2013 10:47 AM PST
The Dub Room presents a mix of original drum & bass music from the masters at the controls. Dub and versions to shake the foundations. Prepare to feel the vibrations through your feet to hit your chest and rock your head. Riddimwise & otherwise – dub music to heal the nations!
1 King Tubby – Ke-Ke-Dub
Dread pon de turntable
September 28, 2013 03:31 PM PDT
Chalice Hafi Bun!
Dis iyah roots mi idren – reasoning wid sound & power. Jah Jah Sweet Tooth rams dubtronics inna dancehall intervention mix. Settle I-self rasta, time is short. The race is not for the swift, but for the smart.
1 Revolutionaries – Fire Bun
prises de son et mixage: “Jah Sweets”Cry Tuff
July 08, 2013 06:57 PM PDT
Rocksteady & Ska Showdown brought to you by the same crew who have gave us Lickshot. Step up and feel good – I tell ya – dis come to rock your soul!!!
1 The Paragons – The Tide Is High
June 09, 2013 10:30 PM PDT
Cool & Deadly At The Controls - Worries In The Dance/Take No Hostages Mix
A live & direct mix from The Dub Room. Big up to the Dem 1 Posse, T-Bone, Frankie, Edwin, & Junior. Shout out to The Ninjah and the lovely Nadine. Special selection to dem gunman fightning for the 2nd Amendment. Begs the question will a nation built on violence with blood spilled onto all its corners will be able put down dem guns - meanwhile babylon wantin dem back in fear of the Bushmaster Skank but nutin change in da ghetto – shots a blaze! Here the bullets have a name, and it’s the military gunman standing over you. When they kick at your front door - how are you gonna go?
1 Revolutionaries – M-16 Version
dread pon de turntable
May 14, 2013 10:27 PM PDT
The Wailing Wailers Showcase 1964-1981
The Dub Room presents the music of The Wailers from their beginnings in the early 60’s to their signing to Island records and the breakup of the relationship of Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh. This mix also includes tracks in their own careers doing covers of original Wailers songs. Bunny has released Bunny Wailer Sings The Wailers in 1981 as well as Tribute an album of Bob Marley’s songs.
Let Him Go
Chacata Sound System presents The Dub Room. We spin roots reggae, rocksteady, ska, rockers, rub-a-dub, dancehall and dub from days gwarn before - when dis sound run tings - conscious wise or dubwise.
Chacata Dub are mixes from The Dub Room where djs play sets of reggae from roots to dancehall - skanking to rocksteady or dubbing it rockers from coast to coast - station to station. Mixes to do your chores, surf the internet, drinkin a guiness, makin fish stew, to make art, put words pon paper, to seduce or disturb your neighbor, gettin the party started, smoke a spliff, reason with, chill out to, work your yoga, to skank, rub-a-dub inna corner, travel to, lay in the sun, hang in the shade, gettin dat juice of mango, among bredrens & sistrens - irie vibes iyah.
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