Strictly Rockers Iyah
June 21, 2014 05:25 PM PDT
The Dub Room in full effect steppin’ out of babylon.
1 Mutabaruka – De System
Roots & Culture Pon De TurntablePrincely Visions Of Dennis Brown
April 27, 2014 08:39 PM PDT
Dennis Brown Showcase 1974-1985
The Dub Room spins The ‘Crown Prince’ Of Reggae. From his early roots period to dancehall hits, most tracks are taken from his golden era 1975-79. A number of classics produced by Niney The Observer and Joe Gibbs along with his own productions with his DEB music label. Blending conscious themes and love songs, Dennis would have a great career that span from age 12 till his untimely death at 42. With his incredible voice that was soulful and deep, Dennis will always be an inspiration.
Fire From The Observer Station
roots & culture pon de turntable
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
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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