AVAILABLE!!3x 7'' VARIOUS SINGERS on WELL CHARGE REMIX label

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AVAILABLE!!3x 7'' VARIOUS SINGERS on WELL CHARGE REMIX label

Postby **ROOTS** » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:33 pm

A brand new label is born !! 'Well Charge Remix' co-produced/published by Joseph Hookim

The first batch is coming out this month with dubplate remixes by Ras Muffet of artists like General Plough and Barrington Levy - Also a tuff exclusive track called 'Dead End' a Dubplate Special from Muffet to Channel One !
Just click on the links to access the sound samples/videos:


******** General Plough - I Am The Tuffest Remix 7'' *********
WCR07001
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A-Side: General Plough - I Am The Tuffest
B-Side: Ras Muffet - The Tuffest Dub


SOUND SAMPLES --> http://soundcloud.com/rootsambassada/promoWCR07001
YouTube --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAt2ivyHvIQ


This is the first release on a new label called 'Well Charge Remix', published in collaboration with Joseph Hookim, Channel One producer.
Featuring General Plough, veteran JA singer, this tune 'I Am The Tuffest' is a remix of the original cut 'Toughest' released on 7'' during the early 80's.
Remixed by Ras Muffet in a modern UK Roots style the result is heavy : dubplate cuts of vocals straight from the original mastertapes!
Plays Loud and Heavy
Limited US Pressing on good quality 7''.


******** Barrington Levy - Murderer Remix 7'' *********
WCR07002
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A-Side: Barrington Levy - Murderer
B-Side: Ras Muffet - Murderer Dub


SOUND SAMPLES --> http://soundcloud.com/rootsambassada/promoWCR07002
YouTube --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjk_4vwwP0I


Second release on this new label called 'Well Charge Remix'.
Next is featuring Barrington Levy, another big JA singer, with the remix of his classic track 'Murderer' a killer from the 80's.
Remixed by Ras Muffet in a modern UK Roots style once again delivering wicked dubplate cuts of this huge tune with alternative vocal arrangements.
Plays Loud and Heavy
Limited US Pressing on good quality 7''.


******** Dead End Dubplate Special 7'' *********
WCR07003
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A-Side: Unknown - Dead End (Dubplate Special)
B-Side: Ras Muffet - Dead End Dub


SOUND SAMPLES --> http://soundcloud.com/rootsambassada/promoWCR07003
YouTube --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsTJjXZeBG8


Third release on Well Charge Remix label - co-produced with Joseph Hookim (Channel One).
Last one for this month is featuring unknow singers (not identified yet hopefully soon) recorded during the early 80's at Channel One and never released.
These 'lost' vocals were used by Ras Muffet to build a heavy stepper tune, a Dubplate Special for Channel One called 'Dead End'.
Listen to the vocals and heavy dub mix !
Plays Loud and Heavy
Limited US Pressing on good quality 7''.


(Produced by Roots Ambassada & Joseph Hookim (Channel One) - music by Ras Muffet)

!! OUT SEPTEMBER 2011 !!

All infos/ record sales / any enquiries : roots.ambassada@gmail.com ...and of course my Facebook page Roots Ambassada for more infos and updates.

Thanks each and everyone for the support !!

Blessed Love
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Re: SOON OUT!! 3x 7'' VARIOUS SINGERS on WELL CHARGE REMIX l

Postby **ROOTS** » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:31 pm

Greetings B&F massive !!

Pressing will be fast !! these tunes should be out of press in 2 weeks !!

Joseph Hookim (Channel One) bio:
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Born into a Chinese Jamaican family, Joseph Hoo Kim was the oldest of four brothers (to Ernest, Paul and Kenneth), who during the 1960s were involved in the jukebox and slot machine industry. In 1970, after the Jamaican government declared the gambling games illegal, Joseph and Ernest decided to turn to the music business and launched a sound-system named Channel One. In 1972, impressed by the Dynamic Sound studio of producer Bunny Lee, Joseph decided to set up the Channel One Studios on Maxfield Avenue (West Kingston). Working on a four-track machine, Syd Bucknor became Lee's first sound engineer. One year later he was replaced by Joseph's brother Ernest. By this time they also had their own pressing plant and label-printing workshop. To gain experience, Hoo Kim decided to give every volunteer producer a free try.

Though they produced some strong records (Don't Give Up the Fight by Stranger & Gladdy--their first production, I Dig You, Baby by Alton Ellis, and Leroy Smart's Blackman), they did not meet with success until the mid-1970s. Beginning with his house band, The Revolutionaries, created in 1975 and featuring Sly and Robbie, rhythmic variations brought about by a harder beat led to the roots-heavy sound soon to be called "rockers".

Their biggest commercial success, "Right Time", by The Mighty Diamonds, was released in 1975, and included in 1976's Hoo Kim produced Right Time. However, many other big names came to record in the studio: Leroy Smart, Delroy Wilson, Black Uhuru, Horace Andy, John Holt, Junior Byles, The Wailing Souls, and Dillinger, were a few of them. Among the many labels they created were Well Charge, Channel One, and Hitbound. Greensleeves, Island and Virgin Records have all published their productions at one time or another.

Hoo Kim was the first producer to introduce the re-use of old Studio One rhythms for new productions. Though a very controversial practice in the beginning, it eventually became widespread. In 1976, he brought out the first mix combining versions sung and DJed on the same single with Truly by The Jays and Ranking Trevor, a standard for the dancehall culture in the 80s. This record was also the first Jamaican 12-inch single.

Entering a depression after his brother Paul was shot to death during a robbery in 1977, Joseph Hoo Kim's productions became less numerous. At this time, he left Jamaica to escape the violence on the island and established himself professionally in New York. Then in 1979, he renovated his Jamaican studio and began returning there every month to supervise new productions. With Ernest, he opened a subsidiary studio in New York in the early 1980s where many DJs recorded. Among them were Barrington Levy and Barry Brown. In the early 1980s, he launched the "Showdown series" with "clash" albums where each face of an LP was dedicated to one of two dueling DJs. When the dancehall entered the digital era, he withdrew from the Jamaican music business, shut down both studios and settled in New York permanently.

He currently operates a pressing plant in Brooklyn.
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Re: SOON OUT!! 3x 7'' VARIOUS SINGERS on WELL CHARGE REMIX l

Postby RB » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:25 pm

i know you didn't write that bio, but the last part is incorrect, Channel 1 never operated a studio in NY or produced any music in NY.
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Re: SOON OUT!! 3x 7'' VARIOUS SINGERS on WELL CHARGE REMIX l

Postby jah_vaults » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:25 pm

Is there any chance you can release the regular dubplate to theses tunes without the remix. The remix sound good just wanna know if you can also release the originals?
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Re: SOON OUT!! 3x 7'' VARIOUS SINGERS on WELL CHARGE REMIX l

Postby **ROOTS** » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:12 pm

Both WCR07001 and WCR07002 were released during the 80's and repressed General Plough - Toughest and Barrington Levy Murderer another classic. The only tune exclusive is called 'Dead End' we still could not identify the vocals but yes why not the original could be released indeed on one of Channel One classic labels. Understand these are remixes the purpose is not to do better than the original just a different style ...
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Re: SOON OUT!! 3x 7'' VARIOUS SINGERS on WELL CHARGE REMIX l

Postby **ROOTS** » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:22 am

Greetings to all

These tunes are out Monday 26th ! Available at all retail store worldwide a week after.
If you want to order wholesale just contact me at roots.ambassada@gmail.com or PM :wink:

Give Thanks for your support -
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Re: SOON OUT!! 3x 7'' VARIOUS SINGERS on WELL CHARGE REMIX l

Postby Markos » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:25 pm

Maybe the singer of "Dead End" is named Rainbow.
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Re: SOON OUT!! 3x 7'' VARIOUS SINGERS on WELL CHARGE REMIX l

Postby **ROOTS** » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:37 am

all that I know is that was voiced at Channel One during the early 80's ... Joseph Hookim himself does not remember this recording session performed 30 years ago .. if this is not for sure no credits shall be put on the labels .. :?
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Re: SOON OUT!! 3x 7'' VARIOUS SINGERS on WELL CHARGE REMIX l

Postby **ROOTS** » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:37 pm

ROOTS AMBASSADA OCTOBER 2011 RELEASES OUT OF PRESS NOW !! WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL USUAL SUSPECTS WORLDWIDE EARLY NEXT WEEK - THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AS ALWAYS
LOOK OUT FOR NEXT RELEASES COMING OUT IN NOVEMBER a new batch of 2x10'' and 2x7'' records various labels various artists 8)
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Re: AVAILABLE!!3x 7'' VARIOUS SINGERS on WELL CHARGE REMIX l

Postby **ROOTS** » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:16 pm

NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL RETAIL STORES: RMS (UK), JAH WAGGYS (UK), ERNIE B (US), RASTAVIBES (FR), CONTROL TOWER (FR) , DUB STORE (JAPAN) AND MORE !!

GRAB YOUR COPY WHILE YOU CAN AND SUPPORT THE VINYL :wink:
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