King Shiloh Majestic
12" Single
September 25, 2005

Artist & tune

  • Earl Sixteen - Can't Conquer We / Dubcreator - Version / Earl Sixteen - Bun It / Dubcreator - Bun Dub
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Veteran roots singer of the 70's Earl Sixteen -- whose first hit came about in 1975 with the song "Malcom X", written by his childhood friend Winston McAnuff and produced by Derrick Harriott -- has a very distinctive voice and great timbre. His appealing vocal delivery has graced many singles and albums recorded in Jamaica and, since the mid-80's, with a variety of UK based producers. Throughout his enduring career he delivered some real great roots tunes, for which he's mainly known, but also covered other styles including lovers rock. For the two tunes featured on this 12inch Earl Sixteen hooked up with Dubcreator who resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and started making music in 1989 after listening to The Disciples killer tunes like "Prowling Lion" and Jah Shaka tunes. Dubcreator, probably best known among the roots and dub fans who search the internet for free MP3 downloads, earlier attracted attention with notable roots tunes such as Lyrical Benjie's "10 Plagues", Madu's "Jah Garden" and I Natural's "Red Light". These releases are heavyweight roots and dub productions and the same goes for the tracks on this brand new 12inch. Earl Sixteen is in very good shape and delivers two noteworthy cultural tunes over truly wicked riddims with live horns. The righteous "Can't Conquer We" is a very entertaining rough stepper tune, followed by Dubcreator's awesome "Version". On the flipside we're treated to the weed tune "Bun It", a solid effort underpinned by an up-tempo riddim, and again a well done dub version. Truly worthwhile checking out!!