brothers Ernest and Joe Hoo-Kim entered the
Jamaican Music Industry through their works
with Jukeboxes and "one-armed
bandits". They would soon become
synonymous with some of the hardest Rockers
Reggae in the history of Reggae.
Time-warp back into the early 1970's. In
a time wherein the rest of the world was
still dealing with the Beatles, Reggae Music
had already taken over Jamaica and was about
to take over the rest of the world.
The Hoo-Kim brothers decided they had
enough of the jukebox and gambling business:
They took everything they had and built a
It didn't take the brothers too long
before they were major players in the
Jamaican Music business and even though
their names are not that well-known, they
will forever be associated with some of the
heaviest Roots Rock Reggae ever released.
This was the Studio where Sly and Robbie
played the Drum and Bass on two subsequent
Studio Bands. Where many, many Dubs have
been mixed. Where many vocalists have
recorded some of their best work!
VITAL DUB showcases some of the best Dubs
from a time wherein Frontline Records was
driving the genre to the top of the
alternative charts in the UK.
The majority of tracks are DUB mixes from
the Mighty Diamonds "Right Time"
Album. A number of tunes have also been used
on Dillinger's classic CB 200, by the way.
In itself, the album was part of a true
flood of Jamaican DUB releases during the
late 1970's. VITAL DUB was among the most
successful in the genre that would form the
foundation of so much contemporary
electronic Dance music.