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UK 80 Roots: Genesis of UK Dub - Shaka Mad Professor and Twinkle Brothers

UK 80 Roots: Genesis of UK Dub - Shaka Mad Professor and Twinkle Brothers

Playing tracks by

Twinkle Brothers, Sergeant Pepper, Jah Shaka, Mad Professor, Junior Brown and more.

Chart positions

This show was 2nd in the global roots reggae chart, 6th in the global vinyl only chart, 14th in the global dub chart and 26th in the global reggae chart.

Next slice of UK 80s Roots with the spotlight on early productions from Shaka and his London bredrens Mad Professor and Norman Grant (Twinkle Brothers)… these are the heavy sounds that, combined with the love for Steppers and the advent of digital sounds, eventually led to the UK Dub of the 90s and beyond… a scene that has now spread internationally. Intro on a killer Twinkle brothers LP cut ‘Underground’ followed by Shaka and Sgt Pepper vocal cuts on Mad Professor’s ‘Judgement day’ riddim, and Junior Brown’s ‘Fly away (Shaka production that one). Next the murderous ‘Frontline’ by Black Roots… from Bristol, not in the same London scene, but similar sound still, paired with a Shaka/Twinkle LP cut ‘His Imperial Majesty’. Middle segment with similar sounds from Shaka, Junior Brown (including his classic ‘Warriors’ on the Warrior Charge riddim) and Twinkle Bros. Outro on some Vivian Jones cuts from his Shaka LP Jah Works.



Twinkle Brothers - Underground
Sergeant Pepper - Judgement day
Jah Shaka - Lion youth / Dub
Mad Professor - Beyond The Realms Of Dub
Junior Brown - Fly me away / Dub
Black Roots - Frontline
Twinkle Brothers - His imperial majesty / Dub
Jah Shaka - Give thanks and praise
Junior Brown - Give thanks and praise
Twinkle Brothers - Jungle / Dub
Junior Brown - Warriors / Dub
Vivian Jones - Schooling
Vivian Jones - What A Bam Bam
Twinkle Brothers - Mob Fury

Chalwa Sound

Another masterpiece of UK Roots history!


Yes King. Thx for the shout. Part 2 soon come ;)

Mikey DubMatic