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LA FAMILLE MUSIC
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WWW, April 2014 - With releases from Hot Drop, the Emeterians and the Bass Culture Players, Spanish based La Famille Music is a top ranking Net Label in the field of (DUB) Reggae Music. Full albums and EP's, most in Showcase style, featuring both old and new skool Roots Reggae and Dub.

Which is actually the least you can say about the musical family. The Spanish net label actually knows their Reggae Music well enough to be able to consider themselves as leading. Their releases are massive and lack all so-called "experimentation" which usually serves as an uinderstatement for incapability. None of that ina this family. 

Stricktly Roots and Culture for the young and old!

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YEYO PEREZ AND BASS CULTURE PLAYERS - JAH JAH HAVE NO COLOUR PLUS DUB
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WWW, June 16 2014 - Yesterday was a day of protest against the "Foreigner Internment Centers", prisons where people are kept for being born in a certain place with a certain colour of their skin. It's all part of the spirit of racism that haunts Europe since times of memory. To contribute to the protest, LaFamille has released an excellent Anti-Racist track with vocals by Yeyo Perez and music by the Bass Culture Players.

A steppers track serves as the foundation for this weapon in the struggle against racism. Recorded in Spain, mastered in the UK and originally released for twelve inch by an Italian label, the recording has come a long way before it lands in your heart and soul. And, hopefully, touch the hearts of someone in your neighborhood who might have a problem with someone havin a different colour.

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Bass Culture Players - Temple Riddim EP
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WWW, August 2013 - Two (Spanish) Vocal tracks, one instrumental (with horns) and one hard hitting DUB: here is the full contents of the excellent Temple Riddim EP by the Spanish based Bass Culture Players. Heavyweight Steppers of the excellent kind fe true!

Originally released in 2012 through Creative Commons, this hard-hitting steppers tune can not be absent in the collection of the self respecting collector of the better quality (online) DUB. It can't be absent in the Dubroom's online collection of CC-released material either. This is pure EuroDub and Roots: electronic, analogue, full of vibes and consciousness.

The two spanish vocal tracks may not be understood by non-Spanish speaking folks like your's truly but it is immideatly overstood how the lyrics have to do with upright stuff. The horn version vaguelly resembles a Vibronics track but not really. Gotta hear it to experience!

If only for the heavyweight, hard-hitting DUB of this militant Steppers riddim called "Temple", the Bass Culture Players deserve more than our respect. They deserve our support!

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THE EMETERIANS - CHANGE THE MOOD
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WWW, August 2010 - Eleven musicians who formerly played in other bands, some of them well known in their own might, gathered themselves to create Roots Rock Reggae in the orthodox, Jamaican tradition made popular so many decades ago: analogue recording and mixing with on top conscious lyrics. Presenting the Emeterians: Roots and Culture DUB and vocals in the orthodox way!

When you include the introduction tune, "Change the Mood" contains 12 titles, wherein the whole traditional line-up is present, from the riddim section to the horns and from the backing vocals to lead voice. It's clear, though, and not just by reading the liner notes, that the band does include a Dub engineer as a member, a thing which did not used to be so when Reggae Bands predominantly were studio bands. It's just a thing which makes it clear that this is not a recording for what some preterists would call "golden age of Reggae", a term which is rejected as a whole here in the Dubroom.

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HOT DROP - READY
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WWW, July 2010 - The recordings for this CRUCIAL EXCELLENT MASSIVE albums went all over the world before they were released to the online Reggae and DUB Massive: Hotdrop's "Ready" is yet another MASTERPIECE by the Spanish based Roots Rock Reggae band.

There's hardly a way to exxagerate positivity when it comes to this release by Hotdrop. The band plays the music in the original, orthodox way of recording everything on analogue equipment before it's voiced and dubbed.

Vocals, DUB Versions, vibes galore. We truly hope that Hotdrop is not "ready" in the sense that they won't release nothing anymore even though they're already having quite a few crucial releases on their name.

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HOT DROP - IT'S A REMIX THING
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WWW, June 2010 - Get six different Dub engineers from all over the world to each do a track created by the Spanish based Roots Rock Reggae band Hot Drop and you get some very surprising material. After all, It's A Remix Thing.

The surprising element is of course the fact that the Spanish band has made a name with some more than crucial Roots Reggae releases in true Old Skool style from instruments to recording to mixing. That is something which you should not expect on this one, at least not from the top to the very last drop.

The Remix thing basically shows what can be done with old skool material when it is processed using contemporary techniques and styles. Styles such as Dubstep and Hip Hop. There's definitely material there for the Dub purists but It's A Remix Thing predominantly features Dub Fruits rather than Roots. Which isn't bad: It's A Remix Thing, after all...

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HOT DROP - THE SECRET DUBS
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WWW, June 2010 - Hot Drop is one of the hottest Reggae Bands in Europe, especially when it comes to Net Label releases. In "The Secret Dubs", we're remembered on the fact once again.

Unfortunately, there are only six titles in this release from the "A Quiet Bump" Net Label. Six very impressive tracks, that is. The mini album closes of with a digital remix by Jambassa, but that's only after we've experienced five crucially mixed and played DUB tracks in true Old Skool style.

After the tracks were recorded, they have gone all over the world from Brazil to Italy where they were mixed into the crucial tracks that we can hear after downloading the album for free. This is stuff you can't refuse and still maintain you love DUB Reggae.

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HOT DROP - DISCOVER SHOWCASE
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WWW, June 2010 - In this free 2010 release, we meet up with the Madrid-based Hotdrop Band who went into the studio to play, record  and mix some very upright stricktly old skool style Reggae straight into the 8-track tape recorder.

You simply can't afford to miss out on this album: soulful, vibeful, and definitely more than just giving a retro-sound even though the tracks could have been all recorded "back then".

"Back then", when other versions of these very same songs were released. The title says it: This is a Cover Showcase with every track perfectly played in Hotdrop Style. Played, and mixed: crucial Dub versions follow the vocal parts in what can only be described as already one of the hottest releases of the year in Reggae Net Label Land.

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