About Jah Shaka
While not necessarily groundbreaking in itself, Jah Shaka's music is extremely important due to the fact that it helped revive traditional Roots music and Rastafarian ideals in the mid-1980s, a time when digital Dancehall rhythms were all the craze. With a variety of live bands in his studio -- including the Twinkle Brothers, the Firehouse Crew and the Disciples -- Jah Shaka has recorded a series of stunningly heavy Dub tracks that would make the late King Tubby proud. He's worked with other U.K. groups (Mad Professor and Aswad) and Jamaican acts (Lee Perry and Max Romeo), covering classic steppers rhythms with mind-numbing effects that could make a stoner catatonic. Both the Commandments of Dub and New Testaments of Dub series deliver top quality Dub at its best, proving that Jah Shaka has one of the best sound systems and Reggae production studios around.