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SOUND SYSTEM VOCALS PART 3: DENNIS ALCAPONE
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WWW, June 2014 - A lot has already been said in the Dubroom's reviews of Sound System Vocals Parts One and Two, that can easily be repeated in this review of part three. More than excellent material, whether you're a producer or selector or DJ or in need for authentic Reggae vocals for some other reason. Pay 250 Euros or more when you want to release a single track or pay a fraction of that and get material for loads of tracks. In this case, by none other than Dennis Alcapone.

When you haven't read the reviews of Sound System Vocals Parts One and Two, please do so now. It will definitely introduce you to a high level of opportunities which you can hear and get for yourself and your productions. Then, when you've arrived here, you will want to listen to this mini discomix featuring Dennis Alcapone material from Sound System Vocals Part Three. 

   

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Here is another track. It's a different version of the same riddim used for Horseman's track presented in the Review of Sound System Vocals Part One. 

   

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At the time this is written (June 27 2014), that's what the Dubroom released with Dennis Alcapone's voice. Not speaking about several chapters of Radio Dubroom, so that aside. When you read this review at a much later date, chance are you'll find more by clicking here. It's the best way of getting an idea, at least for producers.

So, here we have part three. And we're still waiting for part four. Why? Simple: after purchasing this episode with Dennis Alcapone, like we did here in the Dubroom, that's about all that makes you feel lacking a thing. Together with the excellent first two parts featuring Horseman, Dennis Alcapone brings that other vibe, a more melodic and higher pitched voice that makes you think about the times when he started, back in the 1960's/early 1970's as a protégée of none other than U Roy himself. Still, it can be used in contemporary Roots Reggae productions as we hope to have shown and other styles will also capture Dennis Alcapone's voice with a high quality production as a result.

315 different vocal lines: delivered in three folders. One has them all dry, the second carries reverb while the third has an echo... err delay. This is different than the Horseman parts, which only has two options: effected or dry. 

Where Horseman's voice is raw and heavyweight, Dennis Alcapone brings melody. We've tried it: you can use his vocals in different tempos and chord progressions when you take your time and find that one spot in the rhythm where you can place it. Try to spot the "We Gonna Rock This Musical Beat" in the mini Discomix and you'll know. Because there is a much larger variety in the lyrics themselves, the 315 sounds in this package can arguably deliver you more lyrical tracks than the 500 provided by Horseman. But then, this obviously depends on what it is exactly you want to do with the vocals.

When you know what you want to do, purchasing all three parts will provide you with some of the highest quality material you can think of. The harder you work, the more the hard work of Dennis Alcapone, Horseman and Prince Fatty who skillfully recorded everything with analogue old skool material before putting it into the 24 Bit samples rewards your music or DJ set. That's just a fact.

Do not think that this is all about an instant thrill. It's not. Horseman has been working since the 1980's, and Dennis Alcapone even longer than a decade more than that. Working hard and therefore building skill. Skillful vocals just need a skillful riddim. Just like a voice not singing in the right key can ruin a good musical track, so it can be done otherwise. So there's a little warning. This is material you have to treat in a serious way, because the people who produced it have spent decades coming to the point wherein they could create such a wonderful product in the first place. Do not think that just adding a few vocals here and there will give that crucial tune. It won't. You can imagine what it will do, though...

Consider all Dubroom productions carrying the works of Horseman and/or Dennis Alcapone to be unofficial promo's for the Sound System Vocals series by DubDrops. Yes, they are completely free and legal musical works representing the current state of the Dubroom Studio and musical phase of yours truly and can hopefully enjoyed by those that will never read this review because they just love (DUB) Reggae Music: the audience, the ones for who ultimately all of we do it. But the music is also partly the result of purchasing the series, for which we make no apology. 

Quite the contrary.

When you are serious about your own productions, your own development, when you have that respect you need in order to unload a fuller potential than a first sight might reveal, give it a shot and buy one, two or three parts. Or when you read this much later than July 27 2014, you can click here and here to discover more music produced with the help of Horseman and Dennis Alcapone. Whatever the case, you know who you are and you know what to do, don't you?

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