King Dubbist Records
12" single
October 20, 2010

Artist & tune

  • Ras Zacharri - Jah Rule / Brother Culture - Secret Delivery / Jah Reuben Mystic - Take A Look / Roommate - Mercy Dub
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Californian producer Roommate has taken conscious roots vocalists Ras Zacharri, Brother Culture and Jah Reuben Mystic into the Dubstep territory by letting them voice the hard drop "Mercy" riddim. Overall we're not that excited about Dubstep as most releases aren't exactly our cup of tea, but every now and then we come across a record worth hearing and this 12" vinyl release certainly is.

Side A features Ras Zacharri's "Jah Rule" and "Secret Delivery" by Brother Culture. The latter has hardly ever made a serious impression when we listened to his tunes, and this one is no exception. Singjay Ras Zacharri, who in recent times has released singles for Jamaican and European labels and now also has his debut album "Herbs Man" out on the streets, makes a far better impression with "Jah Rule", a powerful effort with decent lyrical content. On the other side singer Jah Reuben Mystic, whose cautionary song "Take A Look" is a real nice tune, leaves a good impression, before Roommate dubs up the "Mercy" riddim to full effect.