'How refreshing to see a music piece with authenticity and politics at the core.'
Another documentary captured by Kane FM on Roots Tour's third UK tour - 'Jamaica Party Tour' 2012. This film explores the living history of bass culture, with interviews with Channel One Sound System, Top Cat, General Roots, The Bug, The Heatwave & more .
In the 1950′s, Jamaicans brought the sound of their Island direct to British dance floors. Influenced by Mento, Ska and Reggae, UK producers, DJs and musicians changed the sound of British music forever. Roots reggae soundsystems were the radio of the disaffected in Jamaica. As in Jamaica the soundsystem gave a platform for delivery of this message music in the UK. This tradition is still very strong with roots soundsystems such as Channel One Sound System continuing to deliver uncompromising music. We are also joined by UK roots vanguards Iration Steppas.
In the early 90′s UK reggae soundsystem culture bled into four by four house to create jungle. The meeting of producers such as Congo Natty and artists such as Top Cat who had grown up around the roots soundsystem in the UK with acid house pioneers created a sound more in touch with the people on the streets who were looking for a culture to embrace. Jungle was the end product of this cultural splicing which continues to be pushed by producers such as Shy FX.
Jungle, roots and UK garage gave birth to dubstep which is represented on this tour by Mala, Coki, The Bug and Flowdan. The heavy bass-laden delivery is traceable directly back to Jamaica. The MC tradition is represented by Lady Leshurr, Roxxan and RTKAL. Rounding off the roster is the The Heatwave who embody the variety that Jamaica Party offers in all their sets.
-- Credits --
Director / Interviews - Chris Jones // Co-Director / Producer / Editor - Nick Hayman // Sound Man / Co-Producer - Alpesh Patel / Camera -- Nick Hayman, Daniel Rose-Weir, Campbell Keys // Intro Animation - Elliot Seeds
Big thanks to:
Rachel Bevan, Jack Robinson, Ammo Talwar, Daniel Rose-Weir, Roots Tours, Punch Records, Vagabondz, Ben Coughlan, Sneek Films
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