Various Artists / Roots Uprising - A Journey Through Uk Reggae, Dub & Dubstep
Album: Roots Uprising - A Journey Through Uk Reggae, Dub & Dubstep   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jan 2011
Label:Reggae Roast  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-01-30 Pull Date: 2011-04-03 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 20 Feb 27 Feb 20 Feb 13 Feb 6
Airplays: 2 2 2 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 08, 2023: Music Casserole
Watch What You Put Inna
4. Mar 17, 2012: New World Disorder
2. Jun 23, 2012: New World Disorder
Sound Boy Come Away
5. Dec 31, 2011: New World Disorder
3. Jun 09, 2012: New World Disorder
6. Nov 19, 2011: Music Casserole
Willing & Able, Shinobi

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-01-28
Roots Uprising
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/28/11
EXCELLENT British dancehall/roots/dub/dubstep comp from last few years. Tracks tend to run together, so put it on continuous play and enjoy! No FCCs that I could make out…
1. 1:27 **bouncy, slightly downtempo roots bubble, bits of sound collage – sort of a carousel music feel, intro toast.
2. 6:00 ****horn flourish intro, downtempo very swingy electronic dancehall, all about burning trees. Include a bit of wonderful exotic-sounding dub.
3. 3:33 ****bouncy, downtempo but upbeat skank, fun dancehall vocals. Absolutely fun.
4. 5:31 *****bit of toast intro, then uptempo hip-wiggler from one of the original British dub producers – great stuff.
5. 3:52 ****slow piano and horns with double-time dancehall toast. It’s Babylon that’s under arrest.
6. 3:08 ****short vocal intro, midtempo skank with vocal harmonies, sweet singing, elements of classic roots riddim. Nice.
7. 3:32 ****whooshy, swishy dub bubble tending toward dubstep, fine toast.
8. 4:29 ****”radio” announcer intro, swingy, mellow dub with melodica and electronics, nice singjay vocals. Strange distorted vocals at end.
9. 4:28 ***downtempo dub, sweet vocals.
10. 3:38 ****swingy, relaxed bubble with very deep lyrics, sung in a sort of very nearly roots style – interesting.
11. 4:18 ****rasta benediction intro, midtempo skank with horn section, roots toasting.
12. 1:15 ***jaunty little roots skank march. Should be longer!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Moodie & Excel Intro
2. Overproof Soundsystem Watch What You Put Inna
3. One People Production & Brother Culture Digital Rock
4. 2 Bad Card (Adrian Sherwood) Equal Rights And Justice
5. Mungo's Hifi Featuring Mc Ishu Under Arrest
6. Hempolics Featuring Dandelion, The Serious
7. Ramon Judah Survival
8. Dub Terror Featuring Echo Ranks & Santanu Shinobi
9. Brother Culture Featuring Ghetto Priest Willing & Able
10. Ghetto Priest This Time
11. Ramon Judah Sound Boy Come Away
12. Louis Slipperz, Excel & Moodie Outro