On Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 Deadly Dragon Sound and Dub Stuy Records present...
ROOTS OF SOUND SYSTEM featuring TONY SCREW (Downbeat the Ruler), JAH WISE (Tippa Tone Hi-Fi), TOMMY FAR EAST (Solid Rock Japan) and Deadly Dragon Sound.
Every year we throw a BIG ASS party in honor of Jamaican Independence and this year we are coming, once again, with a really killer event celebrating the foundation styles of Soundsystem culture: Ska, Rocksteady and Early Reggae. To this end we joined up with Dub Stuy records to present some of the greatest collectors and selectors of Early Jamaican music digging deep into their vaults, playing some of their most vital and rare records through the “Tower of Sound”, Dub-Stuy’s custom-built hi-fidelity sound system - making The Roots of Sound System perhaps the first-ever proper Revive Dance to be held in New York City.
First up we haveTony Screw - DownBeat the Ruler. Since the early 70s DownBeat has been entertaining and educating crowds from Brooklyn to Berlin with his inimitable blend of stage presence, exclusive dubplates and a second sense for keeping a dance floor packed. Downbeat the Ruler Sound has introduced generations of reggae fans to the sounds of Studio One, the blueprint of Jamaican music.
Next up, we are proud to present, for the first time in NYC, TOMMY FAR EAST (SOLID ROCK JAPAN): Hailing from Tokyo, Japan and the youngest selector on the bill, Tommy Far East has become known throughout the world for both his tremendous archive of original Ska and Rocksteady vinyl and the absolute joy he has in sharing it with audiences throughout the world.
And finally a man who has taught we here at Deadly Dragon so much about music, about tunes, about that weird alternate cut to that Studio One selection that you can never remember the name of -- JAH WISE of TIPPATONE SOUND. JAH WISE has been involved in Jamaican music ever since Ska was first invented. Growing up in West Kingston, Jamaica with his brother, singer Cornell Campbell, he has been continually playing with sound systems since 1967. As the top selector for Tippatone, Jah Wise has selected for every legendary deejay from Big Youth to Dr. Alimantado and beyond.
And of course, we Deadly Dragon folks will be flinging down a few tunes to keep things proper!
ROOTS OF SOUNDSYSTEM
at THE PAPER BOX
A Jamaican Independence Day Celebration
Saturday | August 3rd, 2013 | 9pm to 3am
@ The Paper Box
17 Meadow Street, Williamsburg
$15 advance / $20 door
L Train to Grand
1. Baba Brooks - Dreadnaught 2. Don Drummond & Skatalites - Chinatown 3. Skatalites - Exodus 4. Ernest Ranglin Combo - Exodus 5. Skatalites - Love in the Afternoon 6. Skatalites - Sudden Destruction 7. ????? 8. ????? 9. KEn Booth & Stranger Cole - Artibella 10. Ken Booth - you're no good 11. Rita Marley & Soulettes - Come To Me 12. The Sensations - Juvenile Deliquent 13. Alton Eliis -- The Preacher 14. Prince Buster - Dont Throw Stones 15. Prince Buster - Al Capone 16. Baba Brooks - Teenage Ska 17. Prince Buster - Black Dragon 18. Prince Buster - One Step Beyond 19. Roland Alphonso - Tune for Rollo 20. Prince Buster - Hard Man Fe Dead 21. Prince Buster - Prince of Peace 22. Joe Higgs - Dinah 23. Clarendonians - Table Gonna Turn 24. Wailers - Let Him Go 25. Alton Ellis - Rude at Last 26. Alton Ellis Cry Tough Dub Plate 27. Zoot Simms as Mr. Foundation - See Them a Come 28. Dandy Livingstone - We Are Still Rude 29. Tartens - Save a Little Bread 30. ??????? 31. Eric Mony Morris - Play It Cool 32. Justin Hinds - Save A Bread 33. Ken Booth - Swinging King 34. Sensations - Shake It 35. The Soul Agents - GEt Ready To Rocksteady 36. Alton Ellis Dubplate 37. Slim Smith - People Get Ready 38. Slim Smith - Hip Hug 39. Dawn Penn - Blue Yes Blue 40. Heptones - Crying Over You 41. Keith & Tex - Hypnotizing Eyes 42, Helmsley Morris - Little Things 43. Ken Booth - The One I Love 44. Desmond Dekker - Fu Manchu 45. PEter Tosh - Stepping Razor 46. Al Campbell & The Thrillers - Dont Run Away 47. Errol Dunkley -- You Gonna Need Me 48. Anthony Ellis - The Ruler 49. Heptones - Ive Got A Feeling 50. Bob Andy - Unchained 51. Carlton & Shoes - Love me Forever 52. Bob Andy - Experience 53. Heptones - Sea Of Love 54. Slim Smith & Dave Barker 55. Ken Booth - Home Home Home 56. Freddie McKay - High School Dance 57. The Consumates - What is It