May 2010 - After what was really a long
hiatus of several years, Radio Dubroom is
back online, allbeit somewhat different than
before. One very nice difference is, that
all episodes can be downloaded for free
instead of just being streamed. Read about
it in the 30th edition of Dubroom In-Site!
It really was a long time, about five
years to be exact. In that time, a lot of
things changed on the Internet and one of
these things was that it was simply no
longer affordable to keep Radio Dubroom
online. After all, royalties were paid to
some shady organization of which you just
know that they will never distribute that
money to the artists themselves. That shady
organization got more and more greedy these
last years with the result that it would
have cost the Dubroom 100 dollar a month or
more to keep streaming the music.
In the mean time, the podcast phenomenon
took an enormous step forward and became
just that: a phenomenon which isn't about to
vanish. Throughout the years, the Dubroom
reviewed hundreds of podcasts and now the
time has arrived to put out our own.
So once again: Here Is... Radio Dubroom!
The choice was made to put the podcasts
with an on-site presentation at radio.dubroom.org.
At the time this is written, there's one
episode online but when you read
this update as part of Dubroom Weekly,
there's supposed to be another one too...
The music will consist out of the best
from the Online (DUB) Reggae Artist
community, material which the Dubroom has
explicit permission to use, new releases
sent to us for review and/or promotion, plus
some rare and/or out-of-print music.
Everything is mixed non-stop into one long
mix, some effects and sounds are added.
The podcast will be available for free
download in MP3 format. Episode one is
encoded in 128kBit but the plans are to use
higher quality in the episodes to come.
Hopefully, you'll like this brand new old
feature of the Dubroom as much as I like to
make them for you and for the promotion of
One Love, Give Thanks,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)