July 2014 - Two full-length Discomixes
and three Dubs: yes, with almost 30 minutes
of music this is the first EP from the
Dubroom Studio in the new 2014 sound.
Featuring Horseman and Dillinger as well as
a number of singers delivering a conscious
message, this release brings you both a
Steppers Roots and a Rub a Dub vibe. Here is
a Musical 45 to keep you alive!
of a DJ chanting over a riddim and singers
jumping in and out is not new, not original,
not uncommon. Where many styles and genres
have incorporated the concept, no one can
take away the fact that this all started in
Jamaica during the 1970's and even before
that. No one can deny that Roots Reggae
music, mixed in Dub style, is a perfect
foundation for a DJ to chant over and
exactly that is what you can find in the two
Discomixes. The first one (Love Not War) is
a pumping Rub a Dub style, the second a
joyous yet serious Steppers Roots.
of a vocal track followed by it's Dub
version in a non-stop mix isn't anything
new, original or even uncommon either.
Neither is Dub mixing. Both have been
developed in Jamaica as well, a fact nobody
can deny and therefore many will simply
ignore. Not so in the Dubroom, where we are
aware that we owe Jamaica a lot, if only for
the musical and cultural upliftments.
Therefore, two authentic Discomixes and two
authentic Dub mixes, plus one bonus Dub just
because music is nice.
tracks carry the voice of Horseman, who has
been chanting since the 1980's and was
released on the Greensleeves label. Two
tracks carry the voice of Dillinger as well.
The man who brought the world "Cokane
in my Brain" and a flood of Roots
Reggae DJ Tracks even a decade before
Horseman came to the (UK) scene. Both
deliver a musical message, a Conscious
message like Reggae and Rastafari have been
doing for decades and will keep doing.
tracks are original Dubroom productions. The
vocals are legally obtained and licensed,
the music and vocal arrangement created and
mixed by Messian Dread using the new Dubroom
2014 sound with real horns, real
this-and-that and of course real, authentic
Dub mixing. Feel free to include the music
in your podcast or broadcast, but please do
not put the actual mp3 files on your website
blog or other distribution format.