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.
Rootikal at Rodigan’s RamJam on 20th December
Rootikal will be spinning alongside David Rodigan and the leader 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:
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