ROOTS is specialized in creating riddims.
New, original riddims. They have been
playing together for over a decade (in this
formation). The reason why Jah Roots creates
riddims rather then songs written out from
start to stop is because the main objective
of the tracks is to make DUB tracks of them.
This particular art of re-mixing reggae
music, especially when done live, requires a
lot of improvisation from both the musicians
as well as the Dub mixer.
A typical Jah Roots session, which takes
place on a weekly basis, consists of the
following: After setting up the most
necessary equipment, the band starts to
play. Sometimes an arrangement, sometimes a
bassline or even a drum roll, and a riddim
comes into existence. Imro and Erik lay down
a heavy foundation of drum and bass, while
Sure Dread is touching his keys as if there
were two players hitting the black and white
buttons and Messian Dread sings and mixes