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  • Free Downloads | Reggae Roast - Page 3
    we play out we perform as a DJ Hylu and vocalist Jago We are also both part of the ten piece reggae band onlyjoe RR What are your thoughts on the state of UK Soundsystem music at the moment H J The UK sound system movement is doing pretty well at the moment In the UK there is such a rich history and schooling from sounds such as Saxon King Tubbys Jah Shaka Channel One and much more It seems like there s been a recent burst of fresh energy within the scene There are new sounds starting all over the place With that you get an interesting mix of different people getting involved and people from different walks of life coming together We think the main message between sounds is unification it seems to be less about clashing in the UK Saying that it would be great to see some proper clashes happen instead of having random DJs who aren t part of any sound clashing each other at events where a beer costs almost as much as it does to get in Sound System comes from the people and is for the people or at least that s how we think it should be That s why we have been getting involved with street events like Trinity Music London s RumBQ Due to the weather in the UK it s a summer time thing only unfortunately However we are actively searching for an indoor space to continue the events throughout the winter months RR You run a record label a soundsystem and still find the time to produce new music and tour extensively how do you find the time It s very restrictive in terms of having much else in your life Whatever you do if you re in love with it then you are going to be doing it all the time You aren t going to be doing the things that other people do like have evenings watching films or out to see plays or whatever it is that people do Not too long ago someone said to us that the career of an artist is a very selfish one That s kind of true because everything else has to work around the music It s not the other way around H J You ve played some big festivals and sessions this year what have been your highlights The best ones have been the ones with the most link ups between crews We love being able to link up our sound with our brothers Lionpulse from Bristol We have done this a few times over the past year Boomtown Fair and St Paul s Carnival are two that really stand out We had Reggae Roast representing on both occasions as well as a number of other vocalists and selectors from all over the place It s great to have so many creative people coming together through sound system music and culture RR How did you get into the music What are your inspirations We both got into music in similar ways Through pirate radio and listening to music that both our parents listened to when we were growing up Jungle music was a big factor too which was a strong initial exposure to dancehall for us It s funny the different routes everyone takes to find the music they love We aren t close minded to only listening to one type or style That s probably why we play such an eclectic mix of music in our sets H J Is there anything you d like to say regarding the big Vinyl Digital debate We prefer to play vinyl but it s not always practical with travelling around weight size Sometimes you affi fly Ryan Air It s also very frustrating when you turn up to perform at a dance and the decks aren t calibrated properly or the needles are broken but that is another conversation We generally use Serato we don t play MP3 files we only play full quality WAV files We both buy vinyl and support the scene 100 RR Top 3 tunes at the moment H J Mikey General Kuff N Dem Ramon Judah The Vibe Prince Jammo Sheep To The Shepherd RR Which artists are you really feeling at the moment H J All new and old artists that are creating and influencing Basically anyone who is doing their thing properly not being too flash or show off just representing music It s great to discover new vocalists and producers It s wicked when you get collaborations between artists from different countries or vocalists producers from different eras It can sound good to get a lover s rock vocalist on a steppas tune or even a roots vocalist on a hip hop beat It s important to school people You have to show the young ones how to do it otherwise they wont have that certain know how from day We especially feel artists that take time to give something back to the scene in order to help it flourish and grow stronger RR What are your plans for the future We are really looking forward to getting more releases out there We want to double the Unit 137 Sound System at some point too There is so much that we want to achieve and do within music Its great to do separate works from time to time but something that is really important is working together and having a family vibe with what we do RR How important is it to have your own Soundsystem in today s scene H J It depends what people want to do and how they want to push themselves For us it was a really important step that we needed to make In general the most important element is having fun and being creative Whether that is through organizing events performing producing or just dancing It s all part of what makes the scene Tweet Date 09 12 2013 by Adam Prescott Categories BIG Tunes DJ Dates Documentaries Free Downloads interviews Mixes Non Reggae news Reggae News Reggae Roast Tune Of The Day Bob Marley Is This Love Soke Remix In case you missed this earlier in the week here s Soke s remix of the classic Bob Marley track Is This Love which we are giving away for free Run it Tweet Date 05 12 2013 by Adam Prescott Categories BIG Tunes Free Downloads Non Reggae news Reggae News Reggae Roast Tune Of The Day Will Tee Descendant Music Exclusive Mix Interview Following on from our recent podcasts interviews with the likes of Chopstick Dubplate Riddim Tuffa here s a real treat for the Roots crew Descendant Music is a record label headed by UK reggae producer Will Tee It was launched in 2012 and has seen Tee release collaborative work with household name Jamaican artists as well as talent closer to home He s already getting some massive support from the likes of David Rodigan Aba Shanti Jah Shaka Channel One many more RR Can you tell us a bit about the idea behind Descendant Music and how it all came together WT Well I d had a string of instrumental releases on other labels but I d always wanted to be putting out vocal tunes both to bring in new artists and musicians as well as working with artists that I d listened to growing up Really it s about being able to release music on my own terms having a label and platform that could evolve with me as I evolve as a producer and basically just be a home to me and maybe a handful of others I d been planning to start the label for a while but had been busy with my final year of uni in 2011 2012 so I d planned things out in my head and continued saving bits of money together until late 2012 when I felt the time was right and I kicked things off by pressing the Peace EP That s how it got started RR You ve had a really good 2013 so far what are some of your highlights WT One of them has got to be playing at a dance in Toulouse France at the start of the year It was in the basement of this club in the city centre with a really heavy traditional reggae sound I Station It was like a sauna in this basement with a thick cloud of smoke constantly filling the room The promoters spent the whole night taking it in turns to physically block entrance cos so many people were trying to get in It was totally packed and everyone was really on it it was a wicked introduction to the French scene Working with Prince Malachi was one of the most interesting experiences I ve had in the studio We d been talking about doing something together for a while and I got a call from him saying he was gonna be up north so we arranged to meet up one Saturday During the phone call I asked him if he had any songs already written that he wanted to record to which he answered I don t write the music Jah will write the music So I was kind of apprehensive as to how the session would go but sure enough he turned up on the Saturday earlier than planned something I d never encountered in the reggae scene and we got some coffee and set to work He had been very cool and relaxed then I set the music running and it was like he switched to performance mode and just started free styling over the rhythm He ran through a few different ideas before belting out the phrase Looove Conqueeeeers and immediately said that s the chorus Will you like it I agreed and the rest fell into place easily We had written the lot and recorded all the parts and harmonies within about an hour He had clearly adopted the Jamaican recording style whilst working at Xterminator and after finishing he switched back from performance mode we did a little mix chatted a bit more and he was on his way That s how we did Love Conquers RR Are there any releases that we should be keeping an eye out for at the moment WT From me I ve just put out a couple of 7 s on Descendant Music featuring Prince Malachi K O G Leona Diddley Dee Love Conquers and Round Round I ve also got a few dubs running exclusively on Aba Shanti and Iration featuring Fred Locks and an upcoming artist from the Jamaican roots scene Micah Shemaiah that are due to be released at some point but I couldn t tell you when Some from others that I m feeling at the moment are Dub Conductor and Cornell Campbell Crisis UK style and Inna Rub a Dub Style Riddim by John John featuring Chronixx Jah Cure Bounty Killer and a load of other top artists JA style RR How do you find running an independent label WT Well it has been a steep learning curve that s for sure but I ve had a lot of good advice off other labels reggae and otherwise which I ve tried to take on You really have to love all aspects of it and learn to wear a lot of different hats That s what I love about independent labels though the end product is very personal and reflects all the quirks of the producer s The thing about running a label is you don t get any practice runs like with making music you do a whole lot of practicing before you put anything out to the public but with releasing records you just jump straight in you can prepare and everything but at the end of the day you have to learn a lot of things as you go along RR Who are your influences and favourite Soundsystems WT I mostly listen to Jamaican music from the 60s to present day in my own time as well as bits of other mainly underground music I probably take most inspiration from Fattis and his 90 s Xterminator productions Not only did he work with amazing artists but with some wicked musicians and featuring live musicians is something that I ve always seen as important as well What I like to listen to at home and what I like to hear on a sound is kinda two different things and I guess I try to blend the two different styles when I m making music live musicianship with the kind of driving beat and rhythm that I like to hear in a dance For me the soundsystem that most consistently brings those vibes is Aba Shanti and it s an honour that he s taken an interest in my music the way he has RR Is there a certain track or artist that made you fall in love with the music WT Well I had found Bob Marley and a handful of others in my early teens but it wasn t really until hearing the music on soundsystem a short time after that it properly clicked with me That was when I really fell in love with it and I would try and search out those raw sparse tunes like what I was hearing on sounds So it was king tubby dub albums and things like that I was listening to and then from there had a better appreciation for the more musical stuff again I m always going in circles listening to different styles RR What are your thoughts on the UK Reggae based music scene at the moment and where do you see it going in the future WT It s good to see people like Shy FX coming in and doing things their own way as well as a resurgence of roots reggae coming out of Jamaica and some quality European productions there s plenty to keep the UK scene on its feet I just think promoters need to shake things up a bit to reflect what s actually going on in the music instead of copying and pasting the same handful of sounds onto every line up but you know there s always new people discovering this music so it s good that they can still see these sounds after so many years I see things continuing to merge more with the underground dance scenes there s always been a bit of an overlap but I think dubstep introduced a lot more people to soundsystem culture and they ve got a taste for it and stuck around It s cool RR Is there anything you want to say on the big Vinyl Digital debate WT It s actually something I ve been thinking about recently I m in the process of making the Descendant Music catalogue available on digital download soon and I ll be making future releases available on both vinyl and digital formats Some people are always going to love vinyl myself included but as manufacturing costs keep going up vinyl gets to be more of a specialist market so it only seems fair to make releases available digitally as well I use both formats and think each has their place If you re chilling at home or whatever you can enjoy putting on a record but if you re sat listening to music on a train it s gonna be digital unless you re a really devoted hipster RR Who are your Ones to watch for 2014 WT Just Is records and the Chief Rockas Collective from Norwich they ve been putting together some wicked music and are gonna be releasing it as a free album I think with more things planned for next year Violinboy from Poland who has stirred things up this year with more in the bag for 2014 I think there s big potential for UK Descendant Music artist K O G and Jamaican artist Micah Shemaiah as well just to name a few RR Top 3 Tracks of the year so far WT Jah9 Preacher Man Micah Shemaiah Dread at the Control Chronixx Alpha Omega Check more out about Will by clicking HERE Tweet Date 15 10 2013 by Adam Prescott Categories BIG Tunes Documentaries Free Downloads interviews Mixes Reggae News Reggae Roast Chopstick Dubplate Exclusive Mix Interview In anticipation of their new Wanted LP we caught up with the Chopstick Dubplate crew and asked them a few questions They have also done an exclusive mix for us which is at the bottom of this page RR For those of our followers who ve not heard of Chopstick Dubplate before could you introduce the members of the crew CD The Chopstick Dubplate collective is made up of Jacky Murda from Honolulu Tuffist from Brooklyn NY and Aries from Birmingham UK RR You ve all got quite established careers of your own how did you start making music together CD Jacky knew Tuffist from when the Chopstick studio was operating in Brooklyn NY A few years later Tuff was livin in Barcelona and Jacky moved to Spain Soon after Tuff joined Chopstick About a year later Jacky met Aries in Birmingham and they started collaborating on music together and became friends Eventually Tuff met him too we all started working together and Aries joined the crew so for the past 5 years or so the lineup has been us RR Tell us a bit about the idea behind the album and how was it working with Mr Williamz CD After working with vocalists in NYC and Jamaica we wanted to make an album that reflected our experience here in the UK and our love for that foundation dancehall period in the late 80 s Collection of tapes of dances from that

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  • Mr. Williamz - 'Set The Standard' LP Interview!
    No Wata Down Ting Feat Johnny Osbourne YT Kenny Knots Conscious Sound Watch How The People Dancing Reggae Roast The Flava EP Versions Blend Mishkin The Roots Evolution Survival Of The Fittest LP Reggae Roast The Flava EP Feat Brother Culture Adam Prescott Take Control Feat Earl 16 Blend Mishkin Settle Down Feat Exco Levi Reggae Roast Soundsystem Feat Brother Culture Vibration Lab Brass Plant EP Reggae Roast Tonight Feat Earl 16 Johnny Osbourne Adam Prescott Heavenless Riddim Ranking Joe Jahdan Blakkamoore Heavenless Riddim Pad Anthony Metric Man Heavenless Riddm Sugar Minott Jr Dangerous Heavenless Riddim The Drop Waiting For Digital Single Mungo s Hi Fi Kenny Knots Brand New Bangarang LP Mungo s Hi Fi Forward Ever LP Damalistik Babylon Time Riddim Part 2 Damalistik Babylon Time Riddim Part 1 Mungo s Hi Fi Serious Time LP Mungo s Hi Fi Rules Of The Dance Feat Charlie P Kahn Remix Adam Prescott Praises Unto Jah Feat Rod Taylor Adam Prescott Liberation Riddim EP Ghostwriterz Rumours Ed West Telephone Riddim EP Lowki I Lodica Season Of The Harvest EP Clear Vinyl Onlyjoe Play With Fire EP Adam Prescott Meets Charlie P Dj Madd Vs Horace Andy Cuss Cuss 12 Riddim Tuffa Revolution Feat Shanti D Dubplate Fashion Parly B Tradesman Hylu Jago Anansi Riddim EP Hylu Jago Uplifting Riddim Part 2 Hylu Jago Uplifting Riddim Part 1 Vibronics Jah Music Alpha Omega Pure Clean 7 S Kaya Police Only Wicked People Ramon Judah Conscious Sound more Incredible As You See It General Levy Cutty Ranks Moonshine Steppas Radikal Guru Alpha Steppa Moonshine Records Dancehall Rock Too Much War RSD Ricky Rankin Moonshine Records Financial Terrorist Eyes Of Jah Dixie Peach S Kaya Partial Records Crack Seller Man Danny Red Conscious Sounds Nice Time Riddim Guns Knives Riddim Riddim Tuffa Sound

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  • Part2Style - Exclusive Mix & Interview!
    uniqueness There is many artist varied in personalities And fans really love reggae music so we consistently do our best to offer a guarantee of wickedness Our favorite sound system is Mungo s Hi fi they are the tuffest and our favorite sound crew is REGGAE ROAST we really respect your movement RR Is there anything you d like say regarding the big vinyl digital debate P2S We still love vinyl and dig the songs and we try to release the songs from our label in vinyl format as possible But when we play as a sound most of the songs we play is dubplate and self produced tunes so we play them in digital format I think these debate would go on for ever but I think every person is different and we all have our own style so I don t mind which format people use low rate and quality of mp3 format is out of the question though RR What are your top three tunes at the moment P2S This is difficult question to answer because we listen to many genres and our favorite songs changed every second lol RR You ve played pretty much every major music festival have you got any highlights P2S I guess Outlook Festival was the most highlights Especially this year when we played at Dub Smugglers stage on the previous night of Outlook I felt the everyones energy and motivation toward Outlook Festival They were ready to party RR Which artists influenced you when you were starting out and which artists continue to inspire you P2S I use to listen to the tapes from Jamaica and was inpire by 80 s and 90 s Jamaican sound system But today I get inspire from artist and players outside Jamaica Especially from the other genres We have Ragga attitude in our background so any musics we absorb it will turn out to be our colors RR You recently started the Future Ragga label what was the thought process behind starting a record label P2S It was necessary result Back in 80 s every sound system in Jamaica owned their label and they experimentally played their dubplate at the dance So make the tracks play at the dance release the songs that mash up the crowd is efficient and from the fans feedback we can drop our individual color to the tunes RR What are Part2Style s plans for 2014 P2S We are going to release the songs that will amaze every reggae fans in the world So you can count on us Date 21 01 2014 by Adam Prescott Categories BIG Tunes Free Downloads interviews Mixes Reggae News Reggae Roast Tweet Categories All Album Of The Week BIG Tunes Clothing Competition DJ Dates Documentaries Events Free Downloads interviews Mixes Non Reggae news Reggae News Reggae Roast Tune Of The Day Uncategorized New Releases Reggae Roast Seal Feat Brother Culture Reggae Roast The Flava Feat Brother Culture Mungo s Hi Fi Sound System Champions

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  • Hylu & Jago (Feat. Zico) Exclusive Mix & Interview
    had Reggae Roast representing on both occasions as well as a number of other vocalists and selectors from all over the place It s great to have so many creative people coming together through sound system music and culture RR How did you get into the music What are your inspirations We both got into music in similar ways Through pirate radio and listening to music that both our parents listened to when we were growing up Jungle music was a big factor too which was a strong initial exposure to dancehall for us It s funny the different routes everyone takes to find the music they love We aren t close minded to only listening to one type or style That s probably why we play such an eclectic mix of music in our sets H J Is there anything you d like to say regarding the big Vinyl Digital debate We prefer to play vinyl but it s not always practical with travelling around weight size Sometimes you affi fly Ryan Air It s also very frustrating when you turn up to perform at a dance and the decks aren t calibrated properly or the needles are broken but that is another conversation We generally use Serato we don t play MP3 files we only play full quality WAV files We both buy vinyl and support the scene 100 RR Top 3 tunes at the moment H J Mikey General Kuff N Dem Ramon Judah The Vibe Prince Jammo Sheep To The Shepherd RR Which artists are you really feeling at the moment H J All new and old artists that are creating and influencing Basically anyone who is doing their thing properly not being too flash or show off just representing music It s great to discover new vocalists and producers It s wicked when you get collaborations between artists from different countries or vocalists producers from different eras It can sound good to get a lover s rock vocalist on a steppas tune or even a roots vocalist on a hip hop beat It s important to school people You have to show the young ones how to do it otherwise they wont have that certain know how from day We especially feel artists that take time to give something back to the scene in order to help it flourish and grow stronger RR What are your plans for the future We are really looking forward to getting more releases out there We want to double the Unit 137 Sound System at some point too There is so much that we want to achieve and do within music Its great to do separate works from time to time but something that is really important is working together and having a family vibe with what we do RR How important is it to have your own Soundsystem in today s scene H J It depends what people want to do and how they want to push themselves

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  • Gil Cang (Tuff Scout) Interview
    Feat Johnny Osbourne Mungo s Hi Fi No Wata Down Ting Feat Johnny Osbourne YT Kenny Knots Conscious Sound Watch How The People Dancing Reggae Roast The Flava EP Versions Blend Mishkin The Roots Evolution Survival Of The Fittest LP Reggae Roast The Flava EP Feat Brother Culture Adam Prescott Take Control Feat Earl 16 Blend Mishkin Settle Down Feat Exco Levi Reggae Roast Soundsystem Feat Brother Culture Vibration Lab Brass Plant EP Reggae Roast Tonight Feat Earl 16 Johnny Osbourne Adam Prescott Heavenless Riddim Ranking Joe Jahdan Blakkamoore Heavenless Riddim Pad Anthony Metric Man Heavenless Riddm Sugar Minott Jr Dangerous Heavenless Riddim The Drop Waiting For Digital Single Mungo s Hi Fi Kenny Knots Brand New Bangarang LP Mungo s Hi Fi Forward Ever LP Damalistik Babylon Time Riddim Part 2 Damalistik Babylon Time Riddim Part 1 Mungo s Hi Fi Serious Time LP Mungo s Hi Fi Rules Of The Dance Feat Charlie P Kahn Remix Adam Prescott Praises Unto Jah Feat Rod Taylor Adam Prescott Liberation Riddim EP Ghostwriterz Rumours Ed West Telephone Riddim EP Lowki I Lodica Season Of The Harvest EP Clear Vinyl Onlyjoe Play With Fire EP Adam Prescott Meets Charlie P Dj Madd Vs Horace Andy Cuss Cuss 12 Riddim Tuffa Revolution Feat Shanti D Dubplate Fashion Parly B Tradesman Hylu Jago Anansi Riddim EP Hylu Jago Uplifting Riddim Part 2 Hylu Jago Uplifting Riddim Part 1 Vibronics Jah Music Alpha Omega Pure Clean 7 S Kaya Police Only Wicked People Ramon Judah Conscious Sound more Incredible As You See It General Levy Cutty Ranks Moonshine Steppas Radikal Guru Alpha Steppa Moonshine Records Dancehall Rock Too Much War RSD Ricky Rankin Moonshine Records Financial Terrorist Eyes Of Jah Dixie Peach S Kaya Partial Records Crack Seller Man Danny Red Conscious Sounds Nice Time

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  • Kiddus I Interview - Reset The Mindset
    Inna De Yard acoustic LP KI We do what we did with Makasound everyday we play music daily When they came we recorded it yes the natural feel of our music was appreciated by various ones in the media and general public And Makasound did an excellent job of promoting and marketing the Inna de Yard Concert RR How did you first become interested in music KI When I got a slap on my backside and I shouted out in protest and I ve been protesting since RR Who are your influences and favourite Soundsystems KI My influences came from living life daily and stimuli of interaction with bredin and sistren reading and living in the heavens seeking to understand the personalities and observing the varities of differences of mankind My favourite Soundsystems are Emperor Faith King Tubby Tipper Tone Stur Gav Coxson Down Beat Sound Jah Love Sound RR Are there any new tracks from you we should be keeping our eye out for KI As well as Reset The Mindset Topsy Turvy world released LP and I have a few singles and I m in the process of finishing projects with Camile Bazz Bazz and Fitzy from Java Tore Kunda and 2 other projects RR Over the course of your long career in the music industry what are the highlights KI My first Zigglee concert in France Garance in France performing at Barbican in London and Woodstock in Poland RR What are your thoughts on the Reggae scene in the UK KI There use to be lots of record shops in London but when I went there 4 5 years ago there was only a couple because of the digital age But we feel there s a rebirth of cultural music and we think the minds of the British people are again ready for the message in the music RR You ve worked with some legendary producers is there anyone in particular that stands out for you KI Lee Scratch Perry Earl Chinna Smith Bunny Lee Coxson They all had a certain style that came out of the studio there was always some excellent music coming out Date 30 10 2013 by Adam Prescott Categories Documentaries interviews Reggae News Reggae Roast Tweet Categories All Album Of The Week BIG Tunes Clothing Competition DJ Dates Documentaries Events Free Downloads interviews Mixes Non Reggae news Reggae News Reggae Roast Tune Of The Day Uncategorized New Releases Reggae Roast Seal Feat Brother Culture Reggae Roast The Flava Feat Brother Culture Mungo s Hi Fi Sound System Champions LP Mungo s Hi Fi Raggamuffin Feat Sugar Minott Daddy Freddy Egoless Like A Nuclear Bomb Super Echo Vital Techniques Mikey B Remix EP Mungo s Hi Fi Ice Cream Love Feat Johnny Osbourne Mungo s Hi Fi No Wata Down Ting Feat Johnny Osbourne YT Kenny Knots Conscious Sound Watch How The People Dancing Reggae Roast The Flava EP Versions Blend Mishkin The Roots Evolution Survival Of The Fittest LP Reggae Roast The

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  • Interviews | Reggae Roast - Page 3
    by Adam Prescott Categories BIG Tunes Documentaries Free Downloads interviews Mixes Reggae News Reggae Roast Chopstick Dubplate Exclusive Mix Interview In anticipation of their new Wanted LP we caught up with the Chopstick Dubplate crew and asked them a few questions They have also done an exclusive mix for us which is at the bottom of this page RR For those of our followers who ve not heard of Chopstick Dubplate before could you introduce the members of the crew CD The Chopstick Dubplate collective is made up of Jacky Murda from Honolulu Tuffist from Brooklyn NY and Aries from Birmingham UK RR You ve all got quite established careers of your own how did you start making music together CD Jacky knew Tuffist from when the Chopstick studio was operating in Brooklyn NY A few years later Tuff was livin in Barcelona and Jacky moved to Spain Soon after Tuff joined Chopstick About a year later Jacky met Aries in Birmingham and they started collaborating on music together and became friends Eventually Tuff met him too we all started working together and Aries joined the crew so for the past 5 years or so the lineup has been us RR Tell us a bit about the idea behind the album and how was it working with Mr Williamz CD After working with vocalists in NYC and Jamaica we wanted to make an album that reflected our experience here in the UK and our love for that foundation dancehall period in the late 80 s Collection of tapes of dances from that period is one of our favorite hobbies and sources of inspiration Jacky met Williamz up in Leeds at a Sub Dub and soon after it was decided to make an LP Aries and Jacky built the riddims after Jacky worked with Williamz writing the melody lyrics and arrangement and finishing mixdown with Aries It was great fun working all together RR You ve had a really busy summer were there any standout gigs CD This summer s standout show would have to be Boomtown Fair They built the most crazy stage that looked like a pre columbian temple rising out of the jungle 10 of us onstage 7 vocalists a wicked crowd of around 10 000 people The sound was incredible RR Any funny stories from the road CD Hahaha What happens on the road stays on the road RR What are your thoughts on the UK Reggae based music scene at the moment and where do you see it going in the future CD The UK has always supported its own music they listen to and respect homegrown talent As a result the music industry is very healthy here There s so many talented artists and great social communication We love to collaborate so the UK offers us a unique opportunity to work with people who already know each other in the context of our music RR Is there anything you want to say on the big Vinyl Digital debate CD I guess we feel that the whole debate is a bit silly Whatever tool lends itself to the performer should be used Jacky rebuilt a lathe and used to only go out with acetates in order to play his tunes however that was mainly because at the time CDJs were shit Dubplates are expensive A lot of people use CDJs now and it s an acceptable alternative for many Freshly made tunes need to be played Aries used to have to play a lot more on CDJs before Serato However all of us have eventually returned to the vinyl interface as our preferred choice for performance We also spend some time in Ableton Live for our live shows and in this circumstance theres no need for the vinyl interface RR Who are your Ones to watch for 2014 CD The younger guys in our crew have been makin some moves recently Mr Gold aka Gold Dubs has been workin a lot with Aries their old friends since longtime Gold s been killin it with our boy King Yoof releasing some wicked 140 jungle on Subslayers Jacky and Tuffist share a house in Spain with Max Powa Max and Jacky have a live dubbing project called JingBong Ting and Max has been droppin some quality original dub on his Powa Cuts imprint Recently Tuff and Powa have been creating irresistible hip hop ragga mashups you ll soon be hearing RR What are your top 3 tracks of the year so far CD Worldwide Traveller feat Top Cat and Mr Williamz Chopstick Dubplate Chem Trails feat Lionart Aries and Gold Jungle Allstars feat Congo Natty Family Benny Page Mix RR What s next for the Chopstick posse CD This weekend we re gonna film the video for our latest single Worldwide Traveller expect some entertaining shenanigans from that Then it s back into the studio After smashing dubplates for the past year we ve started recording an EP with Leftfield s Cheshire Cat We re currently building some tunes for Tenor Fly s forthcoming Born Again with Congo Natty and started the writing on our next big full length for end of next year which will feature all the people we ve been workin with recently together like 20 or more vocalists In the meantime we re out there doin shows on the weekends and we got a few nice nice things planned for next year To kick start your week check out the Reggae Roast exclusive mix from Chopstick Dubplate below Tweet Date 01 10 2013 by Adam Prescott Categories BIG Tunes Documentaries Free Downloads interviews Mixes Non Reggae news Reggae News Reggae Roast Reggae Roast comes to Boomtown 2013 Words by Misbah It s been a busy Summer so far for Reggae Roast and we are almost halfway through it all But fear not in just a couple of days we will be at the Boomtown fair along with one of the largest Reggae and Dub

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  • Will Tee (Descendant Music) Exclusive Mix & Interview
    s The thing about running a label is you don t get any practice runs like with making music you do a whole lot of practicing before you put anything out to the public but with releasing records you just jump straight in you can prepare and everything but at the end of the day you have to learn a lot of things as you go along RR Who are your influences and favourite Soundsystems WT I mostly listen to Jamaican music from the 60s to present day in my own time as well as bits of other mainly underground music I probably take most inspiration from Fattis and his 90 s Xterminator productions Not only did he work with amazing artists but with some wicked musicians and featuring live musicians is something that I ve always seen as important as well What I like to listen to at home and what I like to hear on a sound is kinda two different things and I guess I try to blend the two different styles when I m making music live musicianship with the kind of driving beat and rhythm that I like to hear in a dance For me the soundsystem that most consistently brings those vibes is Aba Shanti and it s an honour that he s taken an interest in my music the way he has RR Is there a certain track or artist that made you fall in love with the music WT Well I had found Bob Marley and a handful of others in my early teens but it wasn t really until hearing the music on soundsystem a short time after that it properly clicked with me That was when I really fell in love with it and I would try and search out those raw sparse tunes like what I was hearing on sounds So it was king tubby dub albums and things like that I was listening to and then from there had a better appreciation for the more musical stuff again I m always going in circles listening to different styles RR What are your thoughts on the UK Reggae based music scene at the moment and where do you see it going in the future WT It s good to see people like Shy FX coming in and doing things their own way as well as a resurgence of roots reggae coming out of Jamaica and some quality European productions there s plenty to keep the UK scene on its feet I just think promoters need to shake things up a bit to reflect what s actually going on in the music instead of copying and pasting the same handful of sounds onto every line up but you know there s always new people discovering this music so it s good that they can still see these sounds after so many years I see things continuing to merge more with the underground dance scenes there s always been a bit

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