Friday, March 22, 2013
Rootstime Production is now linked in with LinkedIn.com; fyi: one has to join LinkedIn.com to network on their site. Big respect goes out to Carlos Culture; https://www.facebook.com/carlosculture for the design of the Rootstime Production logo. This is the logo that will be featured on all works coming from the Rootstime production label. On that note, all tracks have been mixed and mastered for the upcoming compilation album: Rootstime Riddim (aka iDrop Riddim): Various Reggae Artists; and the hand-drawn artwork for the album cover came out beautiful. Currently the art is with our graphic artist who is adding the album credits to the custom cover art. Some big links are in progress for distribution in hopes of reaching as broad an audience worldwide as possible. All the hard work and collaborative effort on this album will soon be available to music lovers around the world. The live reception from artists that have already performed their tunes off the album at concerts has been likened to "medicine" for the musicians and vibes from the crowd response....Jah bless brother Ishmel Mcanuff for carrying his tune off the project all the way to Europe, where he witnessed a tremendous response from large festival crowds in France, Switzerland, and Germany, when his band performed his song, "Time a get Tough" live for the festival crowds in attendance. Give thanks for the love and support worldwide. Soon come with the full album release....In the good time, keep the love strong! Rootstime is now.
Monday, April 23, 2012
“Samething,” the debut 2012 single from the duo RoxiRock, rooted in reggae, combines a mix of soulful vocals, percussive drum and bass, keyboard, and rhythmic guitar lines. This original song is about the challenges young people face today, conveyed through "breezy" melodies and a driving rhythm section.
RoxiRock; Rakisha and Raquel Wilson, born and raised in Jamaica; grew up in a musical environment singing background vocals in the studio from an early age with their dad Rappa Robert (aka Musical Sniper). Many influences played a part in their love of all genre of music. Being constantly around musicians and artists, and the sound systems on the streets of Jamaica playing; Dennis Brown, Marcia Griffiths, and Beres Hammond; are some of their earliest musical memories still influencing them today.
"When we were younger we would hear more roots and culture music, and we never heard a lot of explict music like today; So our influences come from those roots reggae tunes and musical versions that actually had meaning to everyday people's lives and the things affecting them a that time." RoxiRock says.
"Samething" premiers RoxiRock's smooth vocals and contemporary lyrical content, and is an example that young artists can spread a conscious message while still maintaining a progressive and refreshing sound. Produced by Jason "Jahson" Murphey and Robert "Musical Sniper" Wilson for Rootstime Production llc (2012).
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Blessed love running things with Rootstime Production and Rappa Robert (aka Musical Sniper) roots reggae mission in the studio in Canada. Rootstime production world wide, blazing this love life fire on a new tune for Musical Sniper's new album. Big respect to engineer Steve for his skills, honesty, and support. Another tremendous tune comming through the blessings of the almighty Jah, all Angels, and suffering children world wide...InI are Jah Soldiers on a mission...More love, more life. Rootstime is now.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The "i-Drop Riddim" is combining beautifully with lyrics right now, and as the riddim meets lyrics in the studio, it has affectionately been dubbed the "Rootstime Riddim" as well. We are blessed to be working on a tune of this magnitude. And celebrate all the joy and challenges of life together with this song. Listen a clip of the riddim without lyrics on the previous post.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
This is the "I-DROP" riddim. Reggae music, my musical foundation and first musical love (I love all music). I wrote and produced this riddim over one of reggae drummer "I-Drum" crucial live one drop beats that we recorded to 2 inch. I play guitar, bass, and keyboards: I-drum played the drums. This is a scratch mix I did on computer using DP. If interested in the "I-drop" riddim please keep contact through e-mail, or post a comment. Give thanks...
sample: "I-DROP" riddim: ROOTSTIME production llc
sample: "I-DROP" riddim: ROOTSTIME production llc
Sunday, November 4, 2007
FIJI is one of the most talented and gifted singers I have had the chance to work with. I have been playing guitar with his band for close to ten years off and on, and have also done some studio sessions with him. The song "Warrior of Love" by FIJI, on the Hobo House on The Hill record label, featured my guitar work and was the key single off the Grammy nominated "Island Warriors" album from Hobo House Records 2000.
Rootstime production has written and produced three songs for FIJI, and co-wrote one more song off his "Grattitude" album in 1999 called, "Queen's Cry." Two songs featured here are off FIJI's "TRANSITION" and "XPERIENCE" albums. The song off the "TRANSITION" album is called, "DiSTANT LOVER" on the Ricochet Records label 2001. And the song off the "XPERIENCE" album is called, "TEQUiLA SUNRiSE" on South PAC entertainment label 2006. The first song is the most recently released riddim from Rootstime prod. it is the Title Track to FIJI's new album called "INDIGENOUS LIFE" on the Indigenous Alliance/Lost Coast label 2008.
sample: "Indigenous Life": FIJI and J-BOOG
sample: "Distant Lover": FIJI and DAMON WILLIAMS
sample: "Tequila Sunrise": FIJI
Sunday, October 28, 2007
"Monument Nation" surf/skate movie, produced by pro surfer Shane Beschen, featuring 9 year old surf/skate phenom, Kalani David. This is the first soundtrack by Rootstime production. . Released summer of 2007. I explore new genre, as we try to represent the moods on film. DVD includes CD soundtrack.
sample: "Let's Ride" feat B.E.T. BIG EVERY TIME
sample: "Puppets": ROOTSTIME production llc
sample: "Rico": ROOTSTIME production llc
1. Charge- ROOTSTIME prod.llc
2. Let's Ride- BIG EVERY TIME (B.E.T.)
3. Da One- ROOTSTIME prod.llc
4. Puppets- ROOTSTIME prod.llc
5. Country- BLINE SOLJAHZ
6. T-Soul- ROOTSTIME prod.llc
7. Holy Mt. Zion- THE HEARTICAL CREW (T.H.C.)
8. Rico- ROOTSTIME prod.llc
9. Bad Direction- PENI (NATURAL VIBRATIONS)**bonus track on CD
10. I-Mark- ROOTSTIME prod.llc
11. Venture- ROOTSTIME prod.llc
12. Irie Eyes- HUMBLE SOUL