is the first official full length CD coming
from the Dubroom region. And as the title
shows, it's also Messian Dread's debut
album. The CD has been received pretty well
and has gotten some nice reviews. In 2002,
the album has been updated. A little later
the music industry pulled the plug, together
with the works of other 250,000 online
artists It is currently only available in
The opening track, Voice in the
wilderness, is one of Messian Dread's
hardest riddims and prophecy tunes. In the
Book of Books, John the Baptist is called
"The Voice of one crying in the
wilderness", crying to announce the
coming of the Lord. Roots On My Head is an
ultra long dub mix (7 min.) based upon a
militant steppers riddim and a hypnotic
bassline. It's a track especially written
for those dreadlocks who experience the
pressure that Babylon can put on. Third
track on the album is a 12" track.
First, you'll hear the track with full
lyrics and instrumentation, then it goes
over into Dub. All in one mix. Again, the
steppers take control of the rhythm,
carrying a strong message to false preachers
and teachers to Leave Natty Dread Alone.
After a storm, there must be a calm. In this
calm you can hear a Messian Dread
gospel-reggae track, again in the 12"
style. Eye Witness has a true "band
feel". In the recording, you'll hear an
occasional scratch. Reggae Disco Dub you can
find on the rejoicing Earth Rightful Ruler,
a track which has been remixed in 2001.
Chill out on the meditative dub tunes of
Judgment Dub, while you listen to one of the
hardest prophecies on this album. Run for
the coming wrath, into the arms of The
Shepherd. The third and last 12" of
this album was originally created by King
David, one of the forefathers of Rastafari.
A Conscious Dub is a favorite dub tune on
MP3.com. A Dub in the Scientist Tradition.
The only track without vocals on Messian
Dread 1 is Ethiopian Dub, based upon that
particular Reggae Drum Rhythm, the One Drop.
Stepping Out Of Babylon is a right
representation of the determination of the
Conscious Dread, to leave out of Babylon, on
to Mt Zion.
Ten of Messian's early Internet releases,
which made him quite popular. Years after
the tracks were released, they are still
appreciloved by many listeners. Every now
and then, one of the titles from Messian
Dread 1 entered and climbed in the various
Dub/Reggae charts on MP3.com. Many of the
tracks are rather long, but all together the
album contains close to one hour of music.