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A rootikal showcase from Roberto Sánchez and The Rockers Disciples

lp-roberto-sanchez-meets-the-rockers-disciples-blackboard-jungle-showcase-vol-2The second showcase album from French label and sound system Blackboard Jungle features renowned Spanish producer, mixing engineer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Roberto Sánchez and French roots rockers The Rockers Disciples. It follows the first showcase album on which The Rockers Disciples teamed up with UK vocal duo Reality Souljahs.

And just as the first volume, Blackboard Jungle Showcase Vol. II comes with 12 tracks and each has a hard and driving dub version.

It’s a stellar set. Even better than the first volume. Roberto Sánchez is a gifted vocalist with a smooth, yet passionate, style. And the riddims, oh the riddims. They are rough and touch and sounds like they’re directly lifted from a Channel One album recorded in the late 70s, when roots reggae started to give way for early dancehall.

The set is magnificent from start to finish, but stand-out cuts include the groovy Rising Light, the militant Some More (Politricks), the dread Tell it to the Children and the galloping Fire.

Excellent vintage-sounding roots and dub from some of Europe’s finest musicians.

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A brutal musical showdown between Reality Souljahs and Rockers Disciples

lp-reality-souljahs-meets-the-rockers-disciples-blackboard-jungle-showcase-vol-1On a new and excellent ten track set UK’s rootsy vocal duo Reality Souljahs meets France’s Rockers Disciples in a western-inspired showdown.

This rocking and bouncy set is presented in a showcase style where the vocal cuts are directly followed by their fierce dub counterparts.

Blackboard Jungle Showcase Vol. 1 starts off with a haunting tribute to Italian composer Ennio Morricone titled The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. And from there on it’s a conscious and militant rockers fiesta with bad ass bass lines, evocative horns and fuse-blowing dub mixing.

A warm and affectionate tribute to the Jamaican sounds of the 70s, which is now available on LP and digital download.

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