Artist / Title :
Alton Ellis O.D. - Peaceful Valley / Basque Dub Foundation - Ministerio Del Dub (Melodica Cut)

Label : Heartical - mp3.soundquake.com      Format : 7" single - digital download      Riddim : Ministerio Del Dub
Date : November 21, 2008 / December 12, 2008
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title :
David 'Steel Pulse' Hinds Jah Vengeance / Basque Dub Foundation & Dub Terror - Virtual Dubbing

Label : Heartical - mp3.soundquake.com      Format : 7" single - digital download      Riddim : Ministerio Del Dub
Date : November 21, 2008 / December 12, 2008
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title :
Earl 16 - Virtual Generation / Basque Dub Foundation & Dub Terror - Virtual Dubbing

Label : Heartical - mp3.soundquake.com      Format : 7" single - digital download      Riddim : Ministerio Del Dub
Date : November 21, 2008 / December 12, 2008
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title :
Mykal Roze - Wah Dat / Basque Dub Foundation & Dub Terror - Virtual Dubbing

Label : Heartical - mp3.soundquake.com      Format : 7" single - digital download      Riddim : Ministerio Del Dub
Date : November 21, 2008 / December 12, 2008
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title :
Zareb a.k.a. Mr. Flash - Ghetto Youths / Papa Kojak - Evil Forces

Label : Heartical - mp3.soundquake.com      Format : 7" single - digital download      Riddim : Ministerio Del Dub
Date : November 21, 2008 / December 12, 2008
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title :
Little Roy - Remember Jah / Basque Dub Foundation & Dub Terror - Virtual Dubbing

Label : Heartical - mp3.soundquake.com      Format : 7" single - digital download      Riddim : Ministerio Del Dub
Date : November 21, 2008 / December 12, 2008
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title :
Sugar Minott - Trodding / Basque Dub Foundation - Ministerio Del Dub (Melodica Cut)

Label : Heartical - mp3.soundquake.com      Format : 7" single - digital download      Riddim : Ministerio Del Dub
Date : November 21, 2008 / December 12, 2008
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

Artist / Title :
Carl Dawkins - Doggy Dog World / Lady M & Antonio - My Love Is Your Love / Jour Après Jour

Label : Heartical - mp3.soundquake.com      Format : 7" single - digital download      Riddim : Ministerio Del Dub
Date : November 21, 2008 / December 12, 2008
Rating : (1 to 5 stars)

The great soundsystem from Paris, France Heartical already impressed with the series of 7"s on 'Real Rock', two batches of 7"s on 'Fade Away' and Aswad's 'Dub Fire', all impeccably revamped by Iñaki Yarritu's Basque Dub Foundation and their brilliant relick and production of the 1973 Glen Brown & Lloyd Parkes gem 'Slaving' (also known from Sylford Walker's excellent "Chant Down Babylon" he cut in 1978 for Glen Brown). And now the first original riddim on the Heartical label is released, the excellent 'Ministerio Del Dub'-riddim, of course laid by the Basque Dub Foundation.

The first single features the late and great Alton Ellis, who sadly passed away this last October 11 (2008) in London. As a proof that Alton's music lives on forever, Heartical releases this inspired roots vocal "Peaceful Valley" voiced in 2006 in London - almost 50(!) years after the start of his musical career - paired "Ministerio Del Dub (Melodica Cut)" by BDF with its leader Iñaki Yarritu blowing the melodica Far East style. On the second 45 it's UK roots as Steel Pulse leadvocalist and guitar player David Hinds who seldom records for any other than his own Steel Pulse label made an exception in Paris in 2006 for Heartical to voice this great "Jah Vengeance".

"Virtual Generation" is the great tune by Earl 16 about everyone being lost in cyberland and on the next 7" Mykal Roze, a Heartical stalwart appearing on all of their selections, burns the Babylon system in his conscious in Waterhouse style delivered "Wah Dat". Both in 2007 recorded tunes are coupled on vinyl with the great Basque Dub Foundation dub cut "Virtual Dubbing" for which Dub Student joined BDF at the mixing desk at Dub Terror Studios in London. Zareb a.k.a. Mr. Flash a.k.a. Singer Flasher (despite his excellent debut album on Pow Pow still best known for his combinations alongside Fantan Mojah) recorded the very fine "Ghetto Youths" - with its sweet backing vocals by singer Tampanae lending the tune a mid 70s vocal harmony roots trio feeling - in Kingston in 2006 and on the flipside of this 7" is veteran rub-a-dub DJ Papa Kojak a.k.a. Nigger Kojak's second release on the Heartical label toasting in true oldschool fashion about the "Evil Forces" we've got to conquer.

Since establishing his own Tafari label in 1972 Little Roy - of "Bongo Nyah", "Tribal War" and "Prophecy" fame - seldom voices for other producers, but this is his second tune tune on the Heartical label, in his immediately recognizable style gracing the riddim with "Remember Jah", whereas Studio One veteran Lincoln 'Sugar' Minott has worked with almost every important producer in the business even after establishing his own Black Roots imprint and now he voiced this stunning "Trodding" for Heartical at his own Black Roots Studio.

On the last 45 Carl Dawkins - another Studio One veteran, whose 1970 Sir JJ produced 'Satisfaction'-riddim was rebuilt for Richie Spice's "Grooving My Girl" and who recorded an album at Lee Perry's Black Ark as Ras Dawkins & the Wailers with the original Wailers (including the Barrett brothers) playing and Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer & Bob Marley harmonizing - delivers the excellent reality tune "Doggy Dog World" with a 60s soul twist to his voice. On the flipside of this single is the only tune that is not over the 'Ministerio Del Dub'-riddim, a brilliant take on Whitney Houston's "My Love Is Your Love / Jour Après Jour" by French female singer Lady M in combination with talented Jamaican singer Antonio riding the Trevor T and Ernie 'Mista' Wilks reggaefication of that hit song, mixed by Trevor T in London and Digital Indian in Paris.

For soundsystem selectors and other vinyl-buyers this is a must have selection of great rootsy tunes on an original riddim with the Whitney Houston reggaefication as a bonus and for those who got rid of their turntables long ago, all tunes across the 'Ministerial Del Dub'-riddim can be bought at mp3.soundquake.com, where "Your Love Is My Love" is available as well, still leaving us CD-buyers hoping for Sir Jo to compile a one-riddim album featuring all the tunes released across this riddim (and by the way, the same applies to Heartical's 'Real Rock', 'Slaving', 'Dub Fire' and 'Fade Away'-riddims). Sir Jo & his Heartical Crew and Basque Dub Foundation surely possess the talent to produce as extremely satisfying tunes over original riddims as over brilliant relicks of classical riddims.

Souljah