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Rootikal annual Studio One special - with Aba Shanti I and live PAs from Winston Francis and Dennis Alcapone

On Saturday the 4th of October, Rootikal hosts it’s annual salute to the legendary Studio One – without doubt the most important Jamaican record label and studio of all time.

As you’d expect, the music policy of the evening is strictly Coxsone Dodd productions and we have PAs from two of the Studio One greats.

The first of which is Winston Francis – AKA King Cool – who started his recording career at Studio One in the late 60s singing the sweetest rocksteady tunes. Winston has given us the stone-cold classics 'Mr Fix-It', 'Groovy Situation' – a cover of the Gene Chandler soul smash – and the roots anthem 'Let's Go To Zion', all of which were recorded at 13 Brentford Road, and we truly honoured to have him with us on this special night.

We also have the legendary Dennis Alcapone, whose 1971 'Forever Version' LP saw him toast on versions of Coxone-produced hits. Dennis will DJ on some classic rhythms that feature on the album, like The Cables 'Baby Why', Carlton and His Shoes 'Love Me Forever' and John Holt's Marshall's 'A Love I Can Feel', before freestyling over the selectors. Again, we're honoured.

On the guest selector front we have the mighty Aba Shanti I who will be running a 100% Coxsone selection, just as he did at a festival in France a couple of years ago, which has since become legend. This is certainly not something that you see every day.

We also have Studio One specialsts Tiny T and Oxman from Ska Lavin, who will be running a deep selection or rarities and classics, and the Rootikal crew of David Hill, Stuart Patterson and Mr Faso will also be digging into their Studio One baskets.

Rootikal Studio One Special – Aba Shanti I, Dennis Alcapone, Winston Francis, Tiny T and Oxman – Ska Lavin, David Hill, Mr Faso and Stuart Patterson

Saturday 4th October 2014, 7pm - 4am

Admission: earlybird £6 tickets, then a limited number at £8, then £9 – and more on the door (subject to availability)

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Prince of Wales, 467-469 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH

www.pow-london.com

Conscious reggae for rootikal people

www.rootikal.net

New Rootikal Selection 45 on Roots Records

The latest installment from the Rootikal crew's dig in the Midnight Rick vaults is now released. It features Michael Plamer's wicked are rare 'Cool Nuh' on the A side – only previously available as a UK blank or album track – and Matic Horns killer overdub lick on an uneleased Roots Radics riddim that was mixed at Tubbys.

Chronixx, Rodigan & Rootikal on 10th August

Chronixx – agruably the hottest artist in the new-wave of Jamaican roots – will be live at the Electric in Brixton on 10th August, together with David Ramjam Rodigan and support from Rootikal. We can't wait. The night runs 7pm to midnight and tickets are available here

Rootikal at Rodigan’s RamJam on 23rd May

Rootikal will be spinning alongside David Rodigan, Mungo's Hifi, Gentlemen's Dub Club, Mele, and many more – it’ll be a sure-fire to be a top night.

The night is at Electric in Brixton and runs 10pm to 6am. Tickets here

Rootikal and Manasseh remix Capital Letters

Bristol’s Reggae Archive Records recently gave Rootikal’s David Hill access to the multi-track tapes to some unreleased early-80s sessions by Birmingham’s Capital Letters. David worked with veteran mix expert Nick Manasseh to mix three songs, including an alternative faster and rawer take of 'Smoking My Ganja’. Reggae Archive Records will release a seven track EP in May 2014.

Rootikal at Rodigan’s Masterpiece album lanuch on 5th February

Rootikal will be spinning at the launch party for David Rodigan’s new Masterpiece compilation album for Ministry of Sound, which is at Basing House, Shoreditch, on Wednesday 5th of February.

http://bit.ly/1bJFXrQ

Rootikal at Rodigan’s RamJam on 20th December

Rootikal will be spinning alongside David Rodigan and the leading players on the bass scene, including Shy FX & Liam Bailey Green, Congo Natty & Top Cat, Mala, Stylo G and many more…. It’s bound to be a top night.

The night is at Fire in Vauxhall and runs 10pm to 6am. Tickets are available here: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?520962

Rootikal produce new Talisman album

Rootikal's David Hill recently worked with Bristol veterans Talisman to produce their new album, I Surrection, which is set to be released on Sugar Shack Records on the 30th September. The album runs showcase style, with six vocals and six dubs, and features the mellifluous trombone of Matic Horns. It will be available on CD, download and limited eight track vinyl.

Rootikal to host stage at Madness House of Fun weekender

On Friday 22nd November, Rootikal will host a room at the Madness House of Fun weekender. Rootikal guests for the night are Dennis Alcapone, Natty Bo (Ska Cubana / Gaz's Rockin' Blues), Oxman, who will be performing alongside Rootikal's David Hill and Mr Faso. http://www.bigweekends.com/splash-pages/madness2013.aspx

Rootikal's David Hill and Ashley Beedle travel back in time to the post-ska, rocksteady sounds from the long hot summer of '67 with their mix of Cornell Campbell's 'There's A Fire'.

Utilising the Soothsayers horns parts from the original album cut (on Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers 'Nothing Can Stop Us Now' on Strut), and of course the wonderful lead vocals, Rootikal come with an authentic slice of vintage Jamaican lawn-dance music.

Think Studio One and Treasure Isle – glorious, bumping, soul-drenched tunes from the likes Slim Smith, Alton Ellis and Phyllis Dillon, and you won't be far off.

Scheduled for release in October on a Strut 45, which will also carry the version – you can listen to the track here: https://soundcloud.com/rootikal-sound-1/cornell-campbell-feat

Rootikal's Mr Faso has recently put together a great hour-long mix of his favourite Rootikal Anthems – listen here:

https://soundcloud.com/rootikal-sound-1/mr-fasos-rootikal-anthems

Rootikal to mix new Talisman album

Bristol's Sugar Shack Records have commissioned Rootikal's David Hill to mix the new album by UK roots veterans Talisman. Working with Darren Morris, who engineered the Rootikal remixes of Bob Marley's 'Get Up Stand Up' and 'Natural Mystic', and also Black Roots 'Pompous Way', they start work this month, with the album scheduled for release this autumn.

Rootikal remix of Jashwha Moses 'Jah Time Has Come' released on 12" vinyl

The Rootikal crew have have just remixed 'Jah Time Has Come', a new track on the forthcoming 'No War On Earth' album from Bristol's Jashwha Moses. Jahswah previously recorded as Joshua Moses, and back in 9178 laid the UK roots anthem 'Africa Is Our Land', which was produced by Dennis Bovell. The album will be released by Sugar Shack Record in April, with the Rootikal Redub will come on a five track EP in mid-March. Click here to listen

Rootikal remix of Black Roots 'Pompous Way' released on 12" vinyl

Rootikal's David Hill and Ashley Beedle have just remixed 'Pompous Way', a new track on the forthcoming 'On The Ground' album from Bristol's Black Roots. Pulling in the talents of Darren Morris on melodica (who also played on the Rootikal mix of Bob Marley's 'Get Up Stand Up'), the Rootikal 'Humble Yourself Version' is stripped back, going into a plate-reverb heavy dubwise - click here for more info

Joey Jay interviews Augustus Pablo

August Pablo interviewed by Joey Jay on his Sunday night Word, Sound and Power show on London's Kiss FM - to listen click here

Joey Jay interview added to rootikal.net

Rootikal's David Hill recently interviewed Joey Jay, truly one of London's original rootsmen. To read the interview click here.

Two new Rootikal Selection 45s released

The latest pair of Rootikal Selection 45s have just hit the shops, featuring Johnny Osbourne, Matic Horns and the Roots Radics. For details click here

Rootikal remix Black Roots 'Pompous Way'

Rootikal's David Hill and Ashley Beedle have just remixed 'Pompous Way', a new track on the forthcoming 'On The Ground' album from Bristol's Black Roots. Pulling in the talents of Darren Morris on melodica (who also played on the Rootikal mix of Bob Marley's 'Get Up Stand Up'), the Rootikal 'Humble Yourself Version' is stripped back, going into a plate-reverb heavy dubwise - listen here

The 'On The Ground' album is set to drop on Sugar Shack / Bristol Archive Records in September, with the 'Pompous Way 12" following in October.

To buy a copy of the 12" vinyl click here

DATES

––––––––––– Rootikal Studio One special 4th October –––––––––––– with Aba Shanti I, Dennis Alcapone and Winston Francis

On Saturday the 4th of October, Rootikal hosts it’s annual salute to the legendary Studio One – without doubt the most important Jamaican record label and studio of all time.

As you’d expect, the music policy of the evening is strictly Coxsone Dodd productions and we have PAs from two of the Studio One greats.

The first of which is Winston Francis – AKA King Cool – who started his recording career at Studio One in the late 60s singing the sweetest rocksteady tunes. Winston has given us the stone-cold classics 'Mr Fix-It', 'Groovy Situation' – a cover of the Gene Chandler soul smash – and the roots anthem 'Let's Go To Zion', all of which were recorded at 13 Brentford Road, and we truly honoured to have him with us on this special night.

We also have the legendary Dennis Alcapone, whose 1971 'Forever Version' LP saw him toast on versions of Coxone-produced hits. Dennis will DJ on some classic rhythms that feature on the album, like The Cables 'Baby Why', Carlton and His Shoes 'Love Me Forever' and John Holt's Marshall's 'A Love I Can Feel', before freestyling over the selectors. Again, we're honoured.

On the guest selector front we have the mighty Aba Shanti I who will be running a 100% Coxsone selection, just as he did at a festival in France a couple of years ago, which has since become legend. This is certainly not something that you see every day. 

We also have Studio One specialsts Tiny T and Oxman from Ska Lavin, who will be running a deep selection or rarities and classics, and the Rootikal crew of David Hill, Stuart Patterson and Mr Faso will also be digging into their Studio One baskets.

Rootikal Studio One Special – Aba Shanti I, Dennis Alcapone, Winston Francis, Tiny T and Oxman – Ska Lavin, David Hill, Mr Faso and Stuart Patterson

Saturday 4th October 2014, 7pm - 4am

Admission: earlybird £6 tickets, then a limited number at £8, then £9 – and more on the door (subject to availability) at tickettailor or residentadvisor

Prince of Wales, 467-469 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH

www.pow-london.com

Conscious reggae for rootikal people 

www.rootikal.net

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