Release Date: 7th February 2020
Following the success of Roots Garden records 2019 release ‘Pain Killa’ by Tiawa we are proud to present the second vocal instalment over this deadly contemporary Reggae riddim track from producer Nick Manasseh.
Making his debut appearance on Roots Garden Skari is a versatile & talented young vocalist hailing from Mandeville in the central hills of Jamaica. His sweet vocal tones and singjay style deliver a heartfelt & militant message as he outlines the injustices of Jamaica’s land tax and corrupted socio-political system…..”the country down in the wrong hands, take it from them give who it belongs, ay people who unah charge yah man? A we pay them with tax taxation a we run this nation...”
Producer Nick Manasseh transforms the riddim track on ‘Wrong Hands Dub’ , his trademark sophisticated and subtle mixing skills creating a driving and upbeat dubwise version.
a1. Skari - Run This Nation
b1. Manasseh & Skari - Wrong Hands Dub
Release Date: 16th July 2021
Roots Garden present a brand new single featuring the legendary Jamaican trombonist Vin Gordon. Inspired by his memrories of writing songs under the mango tree, in the iconic Jamaican 'Studio One' yard at 13 Brentford Road. Vin delivers a blazing horns instrumental, his confident style and sophisicated phrasing cementing his credentials as a true master of his craft. Brighton based saxophonist Leroy Horns adds further harmonies and majestic vibes to this contempoary roots classic.
Manasseh strips the rhythm back to its raw elments on the flipside, it's organic drums and deep bassline providing a heavyweight dubwise outing.
a1. Vin Gordon - Music Tree
b1. Manasseh - Mango 13 Dub
Release Date: 24th July 2020
A collaboration between dub producer Manasseh and virtuoso violin-viola player Praise, this is the culmination of their work together over the last ten years and follows the 2011 single 'Matter of Struggle'. An audiographic blend of classical and reggae music, the unique result of the artists' backgrounds, creates a heavy rhythm that carries many layers of feeling and reflects the calm within the chaos of city living.
The multi talented 'Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee' joins Manasseh & Praise on 'Nathan The Prophet' his majestic flute lines cascading through the echo chamber on 'dub the Prophet'.
a1. Manaseh Meets Praise - Nathan The Prophet ft Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee
a2. Manaseh Meets Praise - Dub The Prophet ft Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee
b1. Manaseh Meets Praise - No More Struggle
b2. Manaseh Meets Praise - More Struggle
Released 10th May 2019
Roots Garden records are proud to present the debut single from talented up and coming singer songwriter, Tiawa.
Producer Nick Manasseh provides an upbeat, fresh & contemporary style riddim track. Its sophisticated production, sound and infectious analogue bassline provide the perfect backdrop for Tiawa’s deep, soulful & melodic vocal style.
The songs heartfelt message and universal theme demonstrate Tiawa’s credentials as an accomplished songwriter. A call to the collective consciousness, she reminds us of the power of our love to conquer & overcome oppression “living in a high vibration, tired of low expectation... So let us love, don’t break it up. Let the love shine bright and raise it up... because a hearts like a natural pain killer...”
Manasseh unleashes lush reverbs and cascading delays, the drums and bass taking centre stage for the dubwise version.
a1. Tiawa - Pain Killa
b1. Manasseh - Too Dangerous Dub
Release Date: 25th February 2022
Skari is a talented & versatile singer songwriter hailing from the rural hills of Manchester parish in central Jamaica. His fresh and & energetic style coupled with his poignant social commentary and culturally themed lyrics, represents a new generation of reggae artist that continue to fly the flag for the Islands 'conscious roots music'.
Producer Manasseh delivers a contemporary roots rub-a-dub styled riddim track equipped with sparse militant live drums, driving bassline & deep piano skanks, designed to rock any sound system session. Skari moves with ease across the rhythm track on 'Seven Times Rise'. His sweet soulful vocal delivery accelerates into a 'fast chat' 'sing-jay' style flow on the verses as he lays out his mystical and Rastafari inspired tale of life's trials & tribulations.
a1. Skari - Seven Times Rise
b1. Skari & Manasseh - Seven Times Dub
Release Date: 12th March 2021
Roots Garden records present the final instalment of the labels hugely popular 2007 rhythm series 'The Levi rhythm' from producer Manasseh, featuring this previously unreleased dubplate vocal and heavyweight dubwise mix.
a1. Dark Angel & Manasseh - Free Da Minds (original cut)
b1. Dark Angel & Manasseh - Free Dub (Levi)