Roots Uprising: A Journey Through UK Reggae, Dub & Dubstep
(Reggae Roast CD 2010)Reggae Roast are proud to present ‘Roots Uprising’ the first feature length release on their newly formed label.
Over the past 2 years Reggae Roast Promotions has solidified its position at the top of the UK Reggae scene by running some of the most talked about events in the capital. Exel & Moodie have been joined by special guests including: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Collie Buddz, Sly & Robbie, Finley Quaye, Mad Professor, David Rodigan, Suggs (Madness) and many more. The Reggae Roast crew are now working on some highly anticipated releases, building on the strength of their ever popular monthly live session.
Roots Uprising was created as a realisation of the vitality within the UK Roots music industry. Since starting Reggae Roast events in 2007 Exel & Moodie have worked alongside some of the most talented producers, singers, MCs and musicians in this country. The aim of this album is to show that Reggae music is as alive as ever, over 30 years after its creation and continues to grow from strength to strength.
The track list reads like a who’s who of British Reggae and features a selection of well respected artists such as Adrian Sherwood and Brother Culture, alongside emerging talents including Dub Terror and Ramon Judah.
Throughout the 12 carefully selected tracks the piece glides through organic Roots, digital Dancehall, hard hitting Dubstep and uplifting Steppers. The album in seamlessly mixed by Exel & Moodie, using authentic sound system techniques and dubbed-out samples.
Roots Uprising is a prime example of the versatility, and distinctly vibrant style that Reggae Roast has become synonymous with; a consistently positive and conscious message combined with earth shattering bass-lines
and booty shaking beats.
Two major features of the album come from UK Dub pioneer Adrian Sherwood & the new-found kings of digital Roots; Mungo’s Hifi.
Mungo’s Hifi and their outstanding Scotch Bonnet imprint are responsible for a large part of the best UK releases over the past few years. They have subtly managed to create a perfect blend of authentic Reggae vocal tracks, mixed with the toughest Dubstep bass lines featuring top ranking artists such as: Movado, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Top Cat, Tippa Irie and many more. The Mungo’s Hifi track ‘Under Arrest’ features Reggae Roast’s very own MC Ishu and is a brilliant example of thier dance-rocking style.
Another outstanding feature comes from Adrian Sherwood, a loyal supporter of Reggae Roast and mentor to the group. Adrian Sherwood is best known for his Reggae / Dub productions on his On-U Sound record label.
Over the past 20 years he has worked with many of the great Reggae artists, including Jamaican dub pioneer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. They produced the classic album ‘Time Boom X De Devil Dead’ and Sherwood's support helped relaunch Perry's career. He has just finished another amazing album with Mr Perry and continues to secure his place among the greatest contributors of British Reggae music.
Keep your eye and ears peeled for more exciting events and releases from Reggae Roast - “The next Generation in UK Reggae sounds”.
1. Moodie & Exel - Intro
2. Overproof Soundsystem - Watch What You Put Inna
3. One People Production & Brother Culture - Digital Rock
4. 2 Bad Card (Adrian Sherwood) - Equal Rights And Justice
5. Mungo's Hifi Feat. MC Ishu - Under Arrest
6. The Hempolics Feat. Dandelion - Serious
7. Ramon Judah - Survival
8. Dub Terror Feat. Echo Ranks & Santanu - Shinobi
9. Brother Culture Feat. Ghetto Priest - Willing & Able
10. Ghetto Priest - This Time
11. Ramon Judah - Sound Boy Come Away
12. Louis Slipperz, Exel & Moodie - Outro
Label: Reggae Roast
Condition: New Mint SEALED