Jamaican dub pioneer and legend, Scientist teams up with Boom One Sound System on this project to produce “Ancient Scrolls”. The BOSS vocal track is Sterling Saw’s arrangement of a poem by one of his long time compadres, Ras Itani. General Coldhand also adds a conscious roots verse to “Ancient Scrolls” at the bridge. Remix translations of “Ancient Scrolls” by Scientist, and various others are brought together on this digital EP. Other Boom One Records family artists involved include Piper Street Sound, Dubsmith, Elder, and Dialect Trio, all bringing their own style and pizzazz to the release.
Acoustic Roots Reggae singer/songwriter Jack Fivecoate came to Piper Street Studios with a plan in hand. The multi-instrumentalist focused on bringing his soulful vision to life with the help of producer extraordinaire Matt Mansfield/Piper Street Sound. This EP has found a welcome home with lovers of soulful acoustic Reggae in the vein of the great Jack Johnson and Ben Harper. It was strong enough to land Fivecoate an opening slot on tour with conscious dancehall phenom Matisyahu.
Horny Flute Riddim is a creation by Higher Ground Movement, which utilizes African percussion to lay down a modern dancehall foundation. The track is used by SAS and Soul Medic to convey their own unique flavor in the dance. “Love is All we Need” is an age old message, but we guarantee you’ve never heard it like SAS says it. After that, comes more fire from Soul Medic as he chants a wicked dancehall rhyme on “Upfulivity”.
DubDub is bass. The title track pounds your chest with its Black Uhuru-esque bass riddim along with mad dubby snares and phase shifting high-hats. Its so dub, it had to be named twice. “Stop Complaining” is a steppers rhythm laid down with precision. “Golden Claws” starts with a solid dubby horn section before the heavy One Noize bass comes in as the dubwise percussion bounces all around the room. This track will convince you that comic book heroes Tintin and Snowy had dreadlocks for sure!
This track is so relevant to all of us! “Wherever I Go”, has the sweetest piano line and melody! Rootsy and lovely, this one again reminds us of the old school styling of Wailing Souls, The Gladiators, and The Mighty Diamonds. Lyrically, B. Davis delivers to us again the conscious love that we are growing to expect from his songs. Positive Iration here… “Wherever I go I speak of love, the message is clear so let’s talk….this is the dawning of a new day!”