Deep Root / Univeral Egg
10" Single
June 28, 2004

Artist & tune

  • Rudy Lee - Edutainment / Daddy Roots - Dog Amongst Doctors / Fitta Warri - Rise Above Them Limit / Abassi All Stars - Edutainment Dub
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Catalog number twenty-third of the "Deep Root" imprint and meanwhile also the sixth release in the Abassi All Stars' 10" vinyl series brings the fan of well produced bass driven riddims with appealing horn arrangements another entertaining set of tunes featuring guest vocalists Ruddy Lee from Bristol UK, Daddy Roots from Anguilla, British W.I., and Jamaican chanter Fitta Warri. The latter was active as MC on first Magnum Force sound system and later on Bass Odyssey, before moving to Germany where he teamed up with DJ Perch of Zion Train with whom he performed across Europe and for whom he also recorded material which has been featured on earlier released Deep Root singles. Besides that he also released his debut album "Sababa Vibes" on the Cologne-based 'Lion Tribe Music' label in 2006. Fitta Warri's "Rise Above Them Limit", in which this Bobo chanter preaches the edict of staying above the limits that the 'system' would impose on you in order to lead your own life, is a wicked tune and actually the best cut on the riddim. Rudy Lee, a singjay who did an album in the late 1980s together with Nick Manasseh, delivers a matching piece, truly worth of hearing. Originally written for Armagideon sounds by Gaffa and Rudy Lee the "Edutainment" track has been remade twice by Perch and the Abassi All Stars. Firstly as a dub piece made available through the compilation set "Roots Of Dub Funk Vol. 4" on the Tanty Records label and now with an entirely new riddim track on this 10" single. Then there's Anguilla's Daddy Roots who delivers a nice effort entitled "Dog Amongst Doctors", which is based on parables of his homeland. The single ends in real fine style with "Edutainment Dub", the dubwise version of the riddim track from Perch and the Abassi All Stars.