Roots Factory have curated an hour long sun-soaked reggae mix for Nitelife, right on cue for the start of summer.
Selector collective and record label Roots Factory is helmed by Kamaha (aka Frankie Dread) and Brigadier JC, who have been pushing the roots scene for the past decade.
Producer and label manager Brigadier JC originally hails from France, settling in the UK via Ireland, where he set up Roots Factory in 2007, before bringing it across the choppy waters to London and Bristol in 2012 with friend and co-label boss Kamaha.
Taking inspiration from Channel One sounds of the 70s, but with a keen eye on the new roots generation, his productions pay homage to the originators with a forward-thinking edge
Taking inspiration from Channel One sounds of the 70s, but with a keen eye on the new roots generation, his productions pay homage to the originators with a forward-thinking edge.
Bristol-based reggae producer Kamaha – who tenderly birthed this mix for us – is a Frontline resident and roots scene regular. He’s just dropped a track with Conscious Sounds’ Digi-Tal imprint, with more upcoming releases in the works.
The pair of them will be bringing their Roots Factory sounds to Love Saves the Day, bringing with them soundsystem veterans Jah Screechy and Speng Bond
The pair of them will be bringing their Roots Factory sounds to Sunday’s Brouhaha / Hold Tight stage at Love Saves the Day, bringing with them soundsystem veterans Jah Screechy and Speng Bond, for an original set fuelled by the mighty Lion Pulse soundsystem.
You can get a taste of what to expect with Kamaha’s Roots Factory mix, with the full tracklist below so you can bookmark that favourite tune.
1. Max Romeo – Birth of Reggae Music
2. Clarence Parks – Gunman
3. Welton Irie – Put It Down
4. Jah Batta – Tricky Girl
5. Tenor Saw- Come Mi a Come
6. Gregory Isaacs – G.P
7. Junior Reid- Original Foreign Mind
8. Frankie Paul – Foreign Mind
9. Mr Williams – Industry
10. The Reprobates – Participation Two
11. Smiley Culture – Police Officer
12. Little John – Do It for Me
13. Little John – Dash the Riddim
14. Tony Tuff – Ram Dance Style
15. Mikey General – Kuff N Dem (Kamaha Production)
16. Cornell Campbell – Nothing Dont Come Easy
17. Frankie Paul- Leave It to Me
18. Trinity – Roughneck Sound
19. Dean Frazer – Rough Neck
20. Home T / Cocoa T/ Shabba Ranks – Pirates Anthem
21. Mikey General – Bag of Respect
22. Dixie Peach – Slaughter
23. Jah Screechy – MC Magic
24. Tonto Irie – Life Story
25. Johnny Osbourne – Line Up
26. Sammy Levi – Come Off of the Road
27. Frankie Paul – Certain Kinda Rhythm
28. Midnight Riders & Speng Bond – Outta Road
29. Rober Lee – Ragamuffin Soldier (Forthcoming Naram Production)