Black Roots were a powerful and potent force in the British reggae music scene throughout the Eighties and left a legacy of no less than ten albums and more than eight singles before bowing out of the public eye in the mid-90's. Hailing from the St Paul's area of Bristol, the original eight-member band were formed in 1979 and quickly gained a large following by touring almost non-stop around the country, playing their brand of 'militant pacifism' roots reggae in the nation's major colleges, universities and festivals.
Sly and Robbie may well be the most prolific recording artists ever. One staggering estimate is that they have played on or produced some 200,000 songs. Sly and Robbie are reggae's longest lasting production team. The rhythm section of drummer Lowell Dunbar (nicknamed Sly after Sly Stone, one of his favorite musicians) and bass guitarist Robert Shakespeare started working together in the mid 1970s, after having established themselves separately on the Jamaican music scene.
Fat Freddy's Drop is a 7 piece live Dub/Reggae band from Wellington, New Zealand. Founded in 2001, the current lineup consists of DJ Fitchie, Joe Dukie (Dallas Tamaira), Toby Laing, Ho Pepa, Fulla Flash, Scott Towers, Tehimana Kerr, and Iain Gordon. The name "Fat Freddy's Drop" is a reference to a piece of blotter art that was circulating in the NZ dance scene in the late 90's. The group's first major release was a live album, Live at the Matterhorn, a lengthy jam session recorded in a popular Wellington night club.
Afrilounge are minimal producers Eduard Hartter, Markus Liefke (a.k.a. Liefko) and Richard Rotfuß. In 2002 they founded Afrilounge. The three djs and producers established a solid basis in order to bundle their creative energy and to share their predelection for electronic music. After two years of common producing in the studio, they contributed their first track, The Dude, to the Full Body Workout compilation of Berlin`s Label GetPhysicalMusic.
Spanish electronic punk rock band formed in Mallorca, Balearic Islands in the year 1998. Since then, the expectation created by NeoTokyo, so much with its actions live as with its two first works, has given a lot to speak and are one of the most important references of the present underground music in Spain. Its industrial roots, melted with Japanese esthetics, ultramodern and at the same time traditional, its nature of multidisciplinary group, their love for Devo and Kraftwerk, drum n bass, dub.
Wayne Wade Wayne Wade (b. c.1960, Kingston, Jamaica) is a roots reggae singer best known for his work with producer Yabby You in the 1970s. Biography
Wade's career began in the mid-1970s, working with Yabby You, 1976's "Black Is Our Colour" immediately achieving success in Jamaica. His debut album, Black Is Our Colour was released in 1976, and was followed by further hits with cover versions of The Paragons' "Happy Go Lucky Girl" and "On The Beach".
Tes La Rok is one of Helsinki's underground music pioneers. He is responsible for organising numerous raves in the last eight years. Right now, he's focusing on organising monthly Step Ahead dubstep raves along Dead-O and Sire. The trio also maintains the Finnish dubstep forum Step Ahead. In addition, he also organises Slam It, a dubstep and jungle club event. You can also catch him spinning plates every month on Bassoradio.
Music is around us. It is only left to catch it and to remould. To form one musico-sensual space and atmosphere. To сonnect psycho-waves of the mind with the vibrations of the huts and electric wires. The style is ambient, downtempo, dub. Truebeat Project is not the music for dancing or surrounding. This music is for the perception of the world and for an attentive, unhurried listening. vwww.truebeat.ucoz.ru