Label
Riddim
Format
Date

Marquis Melody
Java
CD Single
December 31, 2013

Artist & tune

  • Marquis Melody - Roots Party / Roots Party (Vocal Mix) / Roots Party (Dub Version)
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Marquis Melody is of Jamaican heritage, but born in the US. During his adolescent and early adult years he spent time living on the island in the Havendale Manning Hills area of Kingston. He learned to play the trumpet and guitar at an early age. In 2006 he debuted with the album 'Straight From The Heart'. The singles 'Sunshine' and 'Hearts Of Fire' got rave reviews. Now he's back with a single called Roots Party, a teaser (?) for his 2nd album in 2014.

The 'dance' tune is underpinned by the Augustus Pablo riddim 'Java', an excellent choice for this theme. It's a first-rate composition with the lyrical quest of searching for that place of satisfaction which the vocalist describes as 'roots party'. The vocal mix of the song is nicely dubbed up and the result sounds rootsy and marvelous. Finally there's the dub mix, a classic dub work out by Delroy "Fatta" Pottinger.

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