Reggae Roast has built some serious momentum recently especially after the unveiling of their brand new, hand crafted soundsystem, a series of critically acclaimed releases and sell out shows across the UK and Europe. As a result they are slowly establishing themselves as one of the top reggae outlets in the world. To Celebrate they are proud to release what is set to be one of the big tunes of summer 2015 'Soundsystem'. 'We want a big soundsystem up inna di place!' UK Veteran Brother Culture chants over the top of a heavyweight digital stormer of a track produced by Reggae Roast crew which instantly sets the vibe. 'Soundsystem' has been shaking the speakers stacks from London to Lithuania and Bristol to Budapest and it's guaranteed to mash up any dancehall!.
b1. Soundsystem (Version)
Released 28th April 2017
7" Vinyl. Now on their twenty ninth release of forward thinking UK Reggae & Dancehall, Reggae Roast continue with hit after hit.
Their latest offering is a futuristic dancehall smasher of a beat, produced by one of their very own crew members Leo Samson, with Shumba Youth’s soft vocal cries compli- menting the hard dancehall backing track beautifully. The track with its low sub fre- quencies and deadly lyrics is sure to set dance floors alight this summer.
This is the first single of their deadly 6 Track EP also coming soon to Reggae Roast Records entitled ‘Hot Like Lava’ and is due out later this year.
Leo Samson has been putting in the work as one of the key Reggae Roast residents for the past 5 years. His first big release came in the form of a monster remix for Benny Page’s ‘Champion Sound’ which went on to become an underground anthem. All the while he has been releasing remixes for the likes of Nice Up! Records one of the UKs best dancehall labels and Boom Sound Recordings. This is his first official release on the Reggae Roast label. The first of many!
Shumba Youth is fast becoming a household name in the UK Reggae scene and one of the key artists in the new wave of talent coming out of the capitol. Reggae Roast have been instrumental in bringing exciting new talent through their ranks and Shumba along with artists such as Natty Campbell and now stepping up to fulfil their potential and are certain be the next generation of talent in the UK scene for years to come.
Newcomer Sour Phree takes over remix duties for this and he creates a powerful dancehall smasher giving a new lease of life the the original. With a more contemporary sound and killer production this is sure to be a hit in clubs.
Reggae Roast have plenty more in the locker so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming releases from the likes of Tippa Irie, Brother Culture and Charlie P.
a1. Check It Out
b1. Check It Out (Version)
b2. Check It Out (Sour Phree Remix)
Released 20th May 2016
Now on their twenty-eighth release of forward thinking UK Reggae music, Reggae Roast continue with hit after hit. This release definitely follows suit, having already done the rounds on dubplate for many months and set alight dances all over the world. They’ve signed up one of the top up and coming UK producers, Interrupt, and one of the best new MC’s on the scene, Tenor Youthman.
‘We Rule The Dance’ is a deep & heavy baseline bubbler, built to test any soundsys- tem! It’s a contemporary reimagining of the 80’s digital style pioneered by King Jammy as well as Steelie & Cleevie, which is accentuated by Tenor Youthman’s ‘Nitty Gritty’ vocal stylings. Full to the brim with soundclash lyrics, authentic Casio keyboard licks and airhorns this release is sure to set any dancehall alight.
Interrupt is relatively new to the scene and only starting producing in 2012, however his take on the digital Reggae style of the late 1980’s is some of the best there is. Now based in London, Interrupt continues to provide his own individual upbeat vibe, which features old-school drum machines, bold basslines and colourful synthesizers. Having worked with Speng Bong, Cubiculo Records and Spanish singers Ponchita Peligros & George Palmer, he already has significant hits under his belt and shows no signs of slowing down.
Russian sound system pioneer, singjay and producer, Tenor Youthman, has dedicated his life to the power of the Reggae. A disciple of the “Hill & Gully” style, made famous by Tenor Saw amongst others, Youthman brings a message of love & conscious living through his music. Using his in-depth knowledge of Reggae & Soundsystem culture Tenor provides distinctive energy & style to everything he’s involved with and is fast be- coming one of the most in-demand mic men in the world.
Reggae Roast is building a formidable catalogue featuring some of the most exciting artists in the UK and beyond. Key players in the resurgence of the UK Roots scene over the past 5 years, they are a leading light in the new generation of dub music. Look out for plenty more releases in the 2016 from the likes of Vibration Lab, Adam Prescott, Brother Culture and many more.
a. Interrupt - We Rule The Dance (Feat. Tenor Youthman)
b. Interrupt - We Rule The Dance (Version)
Reggae Roast has built some serious momentum recently especially after the unveiling of their brand new, hand-crafted soundsystem, a series of critically acclaimed releases and sell out shows across the UK & Europe. As a result they are slowly establishing themselves as one of the top Reggae outfits in the world. To celebrate they are proud to release what is set to be one of the big tunes of summer 2016, ‘Weed Anthem’, from two of their longest collaborators, Adam Prescott & Donovan Kingjay.
There’s no doubt about it, ‘Weed Anthem’ is set to be one of the big Ganja tunes for 2016, yet another home grown slice of hard hitting digital Roots that the Reggae Roast label has become synonymous with. Donovan Kingjay’s love for the ‘magical plant’ is backed by Adam Prescott’s heavy take on the ‘Hot Milk’ riddim which features hints of Johnny Clarke’s ‘Legalise It’ too. Add to that a dubbed out version on the flip featuring Augustus Pablo’s son, Addis Pablo, and you’ve got a red hot, smoking release primed and ready for the Soundsystem.
Although born in London, singer Donovan Kingjay spent his formative years in Lucea, Hanover JA, before he returned to the UK, where he began his musical education. Encouraged by King Original's Wazir alongside Michael Palmer, Philip 'Fatis' Burrell and Sugar Minott, he realised his potential as a recording artist and all round Soundsystem entertainer. Now a Reggae Roast regular, Donovan is touring the world spreading his conscious message of Peace, Love & Unity.
Adam Prescott has quickly established himself as one of the key players in the re- emergence of British Reggae, with first class original songs featuring the likes of Cornel Campbell, Michael Prophet, Sugar Minot, Ranking Joe, Rod Taylor & Johnny Osbourne to name but a few. Add to that consistent play on BBC Radio One & Rinse FM & huge support from Sir David Rodigan, featuring Adam on his ‘Best Of British’ show on 1Xtra, Adam is becoming one of the hottest prospects in the revival of soundsystem music.
With a full year of crucial releases scheduled and soundsystem sessions booked worldwide, 2016 is set to be one of the best years so far for Reggae Roast so keep them eyes peeled!
a. Adam Prescott - Weed Anthem (feat. Donovan Kingjay)
b. Adam Prescott - A Melodica Version (feat. Addis Pablo)