Artist / Title :
Kenny Knots - Love Jah & Live / Rootz Dimentionz - Love Jah & Live Dub
Apocalypse Dub Faction - Ridim Wize / Apocalypse Dub Faction - Ridim Wize Dub

Label : Messenjah Music      Format : 12" single      Date : October 18, 2005
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

From the U.K. comes Messenjah Music, a new independent record label that deals with digital roots music. This fresh label works closely with the Apocalypse Dub Faction and Rootz Dimentionz as well as with vocal talents such as Kenny Knots, Zebby Blax, I-Lawy, Addis Youth and Mikey Murka, to name just a few. Now here's the label's first 12inch release featuring Kenny Knots' "Love Jah & Live". The singer -- who has recorded so many tunes lately including "Up There" (Lush Records), "Praise H.I.M." (Zeal Music Lab), "Wicked Intention" (Deep Root) and "Ain't Gonna Be Put Down By Babylon" (Jah Warrior) -- is in real good shape as he delivers a tough roots & culture tune underpinned by a wicked bass driven steppers riddim created by the Rootz Dimentionz. On the B side we are treated to the instrumental "Ridim Wize" by Apocalypse Dub Faction, which is followed by its dub. Two nice efforts, but not really incorporating something interesting to make a serious impression. In the end it's the Kenny Knots piece, and also its dub version, that makes listening to this 12inch worthwhile.

Teacher & Mr. T