- Mon, 2010-08-09 10:00
Celebrating the spirit of Jamaican Independence Day, The One Love Festival brings 200 + Reggae and Dub Acts from across the world together for over 3 days. In anticipation of One Love 2010, the festival organisers have become Guest Editors of I Like Music. We also chatted to headliner Julian Marley - read the interview here.
Artist: Winston McAnuff Track: Mix Up Moods Released: 2008 Label: Chrystal Records
A magical and warming track originally from the 2008 concept album Nostradamus, in which Manchester born Winston McAnuff looks at the predictions of Nostradamus. That’s Manchester in Jamaica by the way, not in the UK. McAnuff is more remote than that, and he’s an artist whose albums you won’t find at any old record shop. He's one of the more obscure names of reggae, one you will discover by chance, or by talking to an amazing oracle of reggae like David Rodigan, or the old guy DJ Derek. They REALLY know their stuff. Winston is pure roots reggae, and has a wonderful voice to boot. Take a listen and you’ll see what we mean...
Artist: Julian Marley Album: Awake Released: April 2009 Label: Universal Records / Tuff Gong
From the Grammy Award Nominated Album Awake comes the single of the same name. Julian is performing at the One Love Festival and commented;
“I have become increasingly aware of how self-motivating my upbringing in London and the history of the U.K. Reggae scene has been to my music. I feel privileged to be a part of the musical roots that my father laid in England. Through my musical creations, visions and contributions, I look forward to relating the cultural gifts that have been bestowed on to me back onto the children of London and the U.K. music scene.”
This is Julian ‘Ju Ju’ Marley's third studio album, co-produced with his brothers Stephen Marley and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley.
Think of reggae sound systems, and you think of dub sirens. The almost alien-like-frequency that make it sound like the venue is about to take off. The One Love Festival have shipped over a whole batch of ‘Special’ Dub Sirens made by Dub Mekanix in Jamaica, which are the classic sound effects generators originally used in early dub music. They are still widely used in the genre today. This dub siren sound engine is based on a classic siren circuit using two square wave oscillators generated by 555 timer IC's, with 100% analogue circuitry creating a rich, warm sound.
Every dub siren has five sound manipulation knobs for controlling pitch, modulation, speed, tone width and volume. There is a toggle switch used to select whether the siren is in 'free-run' mode or 'trigger' mode. In trigger mode, the siren only activates when you tap an illuminated LED push button switch (useful for creating rhythmical dub bleeps and short burst fx). In free-run mode, the siren outputs constantly.
If you want one, either for your own reggae dance or to play with in the confines your bedroom, go to www.onelovefestival.co.uk and hit ‘merchandise’.
One Love Playlist
1: Bob Marley - Natural Mystic
2: Tenor Saw - Lots of Signs
3: Sugar Minott - Hard Time Pressure
4: Julian Marley - Awake
5: Gappy Ranks - Heaven In Her Eyes
6: Barrington Levy - Teach The Youth
7: Iration Steppas meet D.Rootical - Untold Melody
8: Easy Star All Stars featuring Frankie Paul - Us And Them
9: Luciano - Give Praise
10: Lloyd Brown - Know Yourself
11: Black Uhuru - Carbine
12: Mikey Dread - Proper Education
13: Crispy Horns - Triumphant
14: Tippa Irie - Hello Darling
15: Sly and Robbie - Billie Jean
16: Eek A Mouse - Wa-Do-Dem
17: Michael Prophet - Trouble Nobody
18: Scientist - Coxsone A Chemist In A Dis
19: Julian Marley featuring Damien "Jr. Gong" Marley - Violence In The Streets
20: Bob Marley - Lively Up Yourself