Who is the man who plays roots rock reggae?
Excellent dub LP, from the radio disc jockey turned artist/prod. Michael Campbell, featuring solid steppers and rockers rhythms. The LP shares many traits with his 1st release, 'African Anthem,' including a few of the same riddims with different mixes. The main recipe here is lightly reverbed drums and heavy release bass tones accompanied sparsely by an organ or horn line or some wacky sound FX. The spacious result focuses on the rocking vibrations of the drummers. The imprint of Tubby and apprentice Prince Jammy, credited as engineers, is palpable and not surprisingly the album shares some conceptual overlap with the African Dub All Mighty series as many of the same players are here as is ET who's also credited as an engineer. However, there's a distinct extra pinch of DATC playfulness that separates the two. A great album for fans of dynamic roots-style drumming and for people that like to get really baked... just kidding (not really).