Baba Jonah wrote:Dani Dub Dub - 'fullness and integrity'? Maybe in the tunes, and maybe its just me being me, but theres not much integrity in the London scene I play gigs and people seem to get bored, or simply not support. I cant understand it, I try my best to be cool to people, and be nice, and represent solid tuff tunes when I play, but I just continually get vexed over the treatment I receive from venues, promoters and even certain heads in the scene, without naming names you know who you are - wheres the love? And what have I done to you to annoy you? I know I'm not the most socialable person but I'm proper depressed over the scene in London and politics and b u ll s h it I seem to encounter in certain dances and to be honest I'm over it.
I cant wait to finish my little mini sound so I can just bypass all this bollocks and just wheel it out and play in parks, house parties and skateparks without all the politik madness.
Forward to all the true rootsmen and women out there you know who you are and all the snakes are gonna fade away as Junior sung once.
I look forward to coming to Reading / Oxford someday to check your sessions with Robb, safe.
Jah Echo, I hear what u are saying. One of the many reasons I left London 15 years ago. You never get away from backbiting and vampiyahs, but things are different outside the capital. Not always well supported here either, but that seems to be a UK thing.
Integrity and fullness is always there in reggae music, maybe not in some sounds/promoters/etc, but for us the job as I see it is to find that fullness and relay it to others. Message before everything else.
Loving the idea of these small sounds like the ones Dan is building. Great stuff and a cool way to refocus music out of commercial venues where reggae never really feels right anyway. See you in Reading on December 7th? Session at the Butler with Jah Lion Movement, Regal Echo Sound System and Field Frequency.