According to our Rough Guide To Reggae, Jimmy Radway's Dub I is one of the heaviest dub albums ever released. And, as usual, the're right. Former painter and political gunman Ivan Jimmy “One Foot” Radway (born Kingston, 1947) recorded a bunch of wicked tunes in the early seventies for his Capricorn and Fe Me Time labels. He gets his first hit with Errol Dunkley’s Black Cinderella in 1972, written by Radway himself. He returns to the charts in 1973 with Leroy Smart’s Mother Liza, and releases several other tunes with deejays I Roy, Big Youth and Scotty. By 1975, he also did an entire dub album, filled with the tough riddims of his earlier tunes, all mixed in a day by mixing desk wizard Errol T at Joe Gibbs. A the time only 300 copies were pressed (the Micron label had folded), making it a sought-after item on the collecter’s market. Adding to the mystery, the album carries many different names such as Dub I, Micron Dub, Hug a Dub, Dubwise Shower and Fe Mi dub. Now, this mythical dub album gets a proper re-release in his original sleeve by Pressure Sounds, who again deserve praise for their work in uncovering Jamaican gems. No tricks here, the horns with lots of echo, the basslines with lots of crunch, heavy and grim dub, reflecting the dark and violent circumstances of Kingston’s ghettos at the time. Dub versions to afore mentioned Black Cinderella (and its deejay and melodica cuts from Big Youth, I Roy and Augustus Pablo) and Mother Liza, plus dubs of Scotty Bells’ Black Am I, Leroy Smart’s Happiness Is My Desire and Desmond Young’s (later known as Desi Roots) awesome original cut Warning, toasted by Big Youth as Wolf In Sheep’s Clothin. Radway also recut Glen Brown’s Slaving as Wicked Have To Feel It. Musicians include Jamaica’s finest session players: Carlton and Aston Barret, Alva Lewis, Tyrone Downie, Bobby Ellis, Vincent Gordon, Dirty Harry, Tommy McCook and the mighty Cedric “Im” Brooks. His vocal work of the early seventies can be found on the Keep the Pressure Down compilation on Prestige records, recorded at Randys and Dynamics 1972-1976. After the Dub I album, Radway decided to quit the music business and retired to the countryside. By 1996 he was down on his luck living in Ocho Rios, unable to afford a mobile phone. Hopefully this beautifull re-issue will get him some more of the attention and financial reward he deserves.
1. Black Rights Version
2. Cinderella Version
3. Micron Way Version
4. Hell & Sorrow Version
5. Awn Yah! Version
7. Back To Africa Version
8. She’s Mine Version
9. Wicked Have To Feel It Version
10. Black I Am Version
T1: DISCO REKA - LOEFAH
T2: BRING DA NOISE - COTTI REMIX
T3: BLOODTHIRST - COKI
T4: I DONT GIVE A DUB - COTTI
T5: NAH GO DUNG DEH - COTTI
T6: DEM FI KNOW - COTTI vs SLICKMAN
T7: REDEMPTION - COTTI
T8: CALM DOWN REMIX - COTTI
T9: EASTERN JAM - CHASE & STATUS
T10: EARTHWORM JIM - COTTI
T11: BURNING - COKI
T12: END OF DA ROAD - COTTI vs CHEF
T13: NA GO DUNG DEH VOCAL REFIX - COTTI ft KINGPIN
T14: SENSI DUB - COTTI vs CLUEKID
T15: FROGS ON ACID - CLUEKID
T16: GANGSTA 4 LIFE - COKI
T17: MONKEY STYLE - CLUEKID
T18: ALICIA - MALA
T19: RISE DA TEMPERATURE - COTTI ft DOCTOR
High Tone is terug in de Ekko! Na dat verplaatste en véél te korte concert in februari hebben we wat goed te maken. Dus vanavond, gegarandeerd, in EKKO, een 2,5 uur lange set dikke dub van High Tone! Na het experimentele uitstapje op 'Wave Digger' doen de Franse meesters sinds het vorig jaar verschenen 'Underground Wobble' weer waar ze écht goed in zijn; het creëeren van dub met onderhuids borrelende oriëntaalse invloeden, rock, hip-hop en electro. Sample-tovenaar en scratch-virtuoos DJ Twelve voegt daar nog wat flarden filmmuziek aan toe, en maakt er met de rest van de live-band een super relaxed geheel van.
Dj's Smartin en Cold Sweat vullen de avond in met dikke, likkebaardend lekkere dubsounds. Jummy!
SMARTIN & COLD SWEAT
13 DECEMBER 2008 // EKKO
OPEN: 20:00 / ENTREE: 10,-
Luckily for the massive, he never forgets that it's all about the party. And a big one it'll be! Expect the biggest one drops, smoking dancehall and belly vibrating dubstep of the finest grandeur. Pram pram!
Rocksteadyster en reaggaepionier Alton Ellis is afgelopen vrijdag in Londen overleden. Zijn familie wil verder geen details naar buiten brengen, maar het was al langer bekend dat de 70-jarige Ellis in het ziekenhuis lag vanwege kanker.
Ellis maakte voor het eerst furore buiten zijn thuisland Jamaica in de laten jaren '50 en vroege jaren '60. Ellis vond zijn ware roeping echter in de rocksteady beweging en vond volgens sommigen zelfs het subgenre uit met zijn hit 'Get Ready -- Rock Steady".
Gedesillusioneerd door de corrupte Jamaicaanse muziekbusiness, en misschien ook wel moe om overschaduwd te worden door Bob Marley, verhuisde Ellis in 1973 naar Engeland. Daar begon hij zijn Alltone label en ging verder met opnemen en produceren.
REST IN PEACE MR. ROCKSTEADY!!!!!!!!
INDEPENDENT INTAVENTION has new tunes up for listening!!!!
One on a rubi-dub riddim of our friends from spain. Lyrics by BABYLON JON!!!!
One new tune that is called Reggae Music In My Soul on a Dennis Brown loop or riddim!!!
And a brand new track in collaboration with the mighty DUBFADER (see picture) from Trier, Germaica called BUN DEM DOWN. Expect a real deep dub tune here!!!! By the way february 14th (valentines day) ELEPHANT SOUND will perform in Trier togetha with this upsetting Dubster!
So please drop by the I&I space and let us know whacha think!!!!!!!
One love and Inity!
Babylon Jon, Irie Monkey, Ital Angus and Count Ozzie
Malijah (Jamaica) zal een kort optreden verzorgen.
A Reggae Bomb is een eerbetoon aan de authentieke reggae: rootsreggae, ska, rocksteady en vroege dancehall. Verwacht oude klassiekers en de nieuwste hits - voor modieuze, aan r&b en hiphop verwante dancehall is echter geen plaats! Keurmeesters zijn resident-dj's Ivoryman, Sideburn Sound, Souljah en Skank Around Sound, geregeld bijgestaan door gast-dj's. Zij creëren samen met het publiek de positieve, uplifting en energieke sfeer die A Reggae Bomb al jaren kenmerkt.
De baardmans heeft z'n vingers in Godflesh, Techno Animal, ICE, King Midas Sound, Ladybug en zo nog een hele rits underground namen. Maar met zijn derde album als The Bug bereikt Martin nieuwe hoogtes.
In de overbevolkte kooien op London Zoo buitelen grime, dubstep, ragga en reggae in een wilde dans over elkaar heen, terwijl een heel legertje MC's en toasters daar brullend in een kring omheen staat. Martin heeft de gave om precies de juiste stemmen bij zijn pikzwarte vibes te vinden, iets waar Massive Attack en 4 Hero ook altijd in uitblinken. The Bug koos Ricky Ranking van Roots Manuva voor het bumpy ragganummer 'Murder', reggaelegende Tippa Irie voor het apocalyptische openingsnummer 'Angry' en de energieke Warrior Queen op het dansvloerbommetje 'Poison Dart'.
De beats mogen dan uitnodigen tot bewegen, ze staan immer in dienst van de vocalisten die The Bug in zijn studio lokt. Hun teksten zijn kritisch, cryptisch en duister. "America is a big superpower / They should have been there within the hour" zingt Tippa Irie over de misser van Bush ten tijde van orkaan Katrina. Al is er ook ruimte voor humor, zo bewijzen Killa P & Flowdan met 'Skeng': "Evol ... Worse ... Nurse ... Hearse" klinkt het in moddervet patois-accent.
Dit pittige kevertje nestelt zich onder de huid en injecteert een hardnekkig, goedaardig virus dat een aanslag doet op je heupen. Je zult veel moeite moeten doen om momenteel een opwindender en verslavender dansalbum te vinden dan London Zoo.
ripped from: www.nu.nl
14:30 - 15:30 uur Zulu 9.30 - cocktail van salsa, flamenco, rumba, reaggae en hiphop
18.00 - 19.00 uur Ziggi - Rotterdamse reggae- en dancehallsensatie
Anthony Locks & Yah Meek backed by the allmighty JAH STORM
11 July @ Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht (22.00 hrs)
18 July @ P60, Amstelveen (21.00 hrs)
19 July @ Het Arsenaaltheater, Vlissingen (21.00 hrs)
For more info check or mail:
Het Nederlandse Beef is terug met hun vurige aanstekelijke mix van Jamaicaanse stijlen als ska reggae, rocksteady, ragga. Het nieuwe album, The Original, is net uit. Leadzanger Pieter Both stelt: “Een van die liedjes op het album heet The Original, weet je wel; iedereen noemt zich ‘The Original’ van Pickwick tot Lays.”
for more info check:
Theater Kikker: http://www.theaterkikker.nl/
check it below
Roy Shirley- Hold them
Sylford Walker - Burn Babylon
Shorty the President - Natty pass his CGE
Clint Eastwood - Badda Than You
Barrington Levy - My Woman
Dillinger - Take a Dip
Soul Sisters - Wrecka Buddy
Lady Ann - Murderer
Prince Mohammed - Bubbling Love
Dennis Brown - Let Me Live
Dennis Brown - Ghetto Girl
Joe Gibbs - Entebbe Affair
Culture - I'm Not Ashamed
Lee Perry - The Upsetter
Sammy Dread - Dreadlocks Girl
Eekamouse - Virgin Girl
Junior Murvin - Cool out Son
Lui Lepke - Love from Jamdown
Jacob Miller - I'm Just A Dread
June Lodge - Someone Love You
Mikey Dread... hailed as one of reggae's greatest innovators
One of reggae's greatest innovators and original radio engineers/technicians, the past student of Titchfield High School, in 2006 celebrated the 30th anniversary of the night programme which he started at the JBC, and revolutionised the after midnight shift making it into the most popular slot on radio, by playing strictly dub music. This innovation is seen by many musicologists as the antecedence of dancehall as we now know it.
Upon leaving the JBC, Mikey Dread ventured into recording and scored with a number of releases such as Weatherman Skanking in combination with Ray I, Barber Saloon, Love the Dread, as well as albums such as Dread at the Control, Evolutionary Rockers and World War III. Over time he attracted the attention of British punk rockers, The Clash, who invited him to produce some of their music, the most famous of which is their single Bankrobber, and contributed to several songs on their 1980 album, Sandinista. Mikey Dread also toured with The Clash across Britain, wider Europe and the US.
He also worked closely with producer Trevor Elliot to launch musical career of singer Edi Fitzroy, who was then an accountant at the JBC. As the news of his passing surfaced yesterday, the Sunday Observer got comments from a number of persons in the media and the music fraternity, all of whom hailed Mikey Dread as a significant contributor to the development of Jamaican music. "His (Mikey Dread's) work, is not only national or regional, but also international," former JBC's journalist Leslie Miles noted. "It spanned the world scene and made Mikey a pioneer broadcaster for playing dub music, and also redefined aspects of radio, especially night time radio" Miles, who is now head of news at Bess FM, also spoke of the struggle Mikey Dread faced at the conservative JBC. Music consultant Colin Leslie pointed out that the consequence of the "fight" he received from the management was putting him on at night, but that backfired.
"Remember he is a Portlander, so I always appreciated the fact that we shared the same alma mater (Titchfield High School), that is something I've always cherished and I hold him in high esteem. Although he was ahead of my era, he was somebody who laid an awesome foundation and was very unique and highly respected," was how Richard "Richie B" Burgess of Hot 102, remembered Mikey Dread.
We were at JBC together, and in those days when he started at the JBC dreads weren't popular on the air. The powers that be in management really gave him a fight," Ali McNab told the Sunday Observer.
"Michael Campbell, is someone who revolutionised radio in Jamaica when there was still an anti-Jamaican sentiment regarding music and culture. In terms of the emerging dancehall, it was Mikey Dread who popularised it on radio. Although it was late night, he still managed to popularise dancehall music and bring it to the masses," was the perspective of Dennis Howard who also worked on JBC Radio, in the post-Mikey Dread era.
And Irie FM's disc jockey, GT Taylor hailed the late Mikey Dread as a role model. "Reggae music in Jamaica, owes a lot that that brother. He was one man who stood up for reggae in the early '70s, bringing the music to the forefront. He is one of my inspirations."
Veteran singer Freddie McGregor attested to the fact that "Mikey Dread was one of the persons fighting the struggle for reggae music. Mikey and I did a lot of shows together over the years. A wonderful brethren".
By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter
Sunday, March 16, 2008
from the Jamaica Observer: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/html/20080315T200000-0500_133588_OBS_MIKEY_DREAD__GONE_FROM_THE_CONTROL_.asp
Entrance 3 euros as always, starts at 23:00. Doors close at 3:00, but the party wil continue till late....
Gibbs' son, Rocky, told The Gleaner that his father died shortly after suffering a heart attack. He was 65 years old.
The Montego Bay-born Gibbs began producing on his Amalgamated label in the 1960s. His first major hit was singer Roy Shirley's Hold Them, but it was in the next decade that Gibbs really hit his stride.
Brown, a former prodigy, cut a series of songs for Gibbs that were rarely off the charts. These included Money In My Pockets, Should I, Stay at Home, Love Has Found Its Way and How Could I Live.
Gibbs also produced Culture's massive Two Sevens Clash, George Nooks' Tribal War and Althea and Donna's Uptown Top Ranking which made the British pop charts in 1977. His last major hit was singer J.C. Lodge's Someone Loves You Honey, a song originally done by African-American country singer Charlie Pride.
Bass player Lloyd Parkes was a senior member of Gibbs' house band, The Professionals. He said while Gibbs was an astute businessman, he was not the great producer many believed.
"I would call him an executive producer, most of the production was done by Errol Thompson and the musicians," Parkes said.
Thompson was the engineer at Gibbs' Retirement Road studio. He died in 2004.
Gibbs is survived by 11 children.
ZERGIOTEH confirmed for May 17th!!!
Yes I inna rub a dub stylee da man come!!! Zergioteh our friend from spain just released his album produced by Barcelonian Rey Jah B. Check Zergioteh's myspace for his tunes!
>> http://www.myspace.com/zergiote <<>
e will be joined by Mochiman and Marziah, also from Barcelona!
check their Myspaces:
more info: http://www.ekko.nl/, http://www.hightone.org/, www.myspace.com/hightonefansite
Check out youtube vids from the last january elephantsounds party @ The ACU, Utrecht.
- Tue Jan 29: Freddie Mc Gregor @ Tivoli de Helling
- Fri Feb 01: ReggaeBomb (Skank Aound, United Sounds, Souljah & Sideburn) @ Tivoli de Helling
- Zon Feb 24: Don Carlos @ Tivoli de Helling
- Sat Mar 15: Elephantsounds Reggae Party @ ACU
- Wed Mar 18: Sugar Minott, Big Youth & Mighty Diamonds @ Tivoli Oudegracht
Here are some flix. Are you in them?