From the Cypriot Dubophonic Label has something new to announce again. A year after his reggae /Dub-Debut release "Dubs And Praises“Is the American producer from Indiana Roy Waterford aka R-Juna with his second DubAlbum "Rockers Dub“ (Dubophonic Records). And what shall I tell you? The heart of an old deadhead like me opens when a Dub-Artist more than 25 years after Jerry Garcia's sudden death (1995) and the official breakup of the Grateful Dead, two of the band's absolute classics: "Franklin's Tower" and "Fire On The Mountain" make one Dubundergoes treatment and chases through the echo chamber. Of course, the two titles are also proof of the extraordinary importance Grateful Dead - * the "most American" of all bands - has (had) in the USA. And what else is there to discover on the new release? There is also a beautiful one in the ten new productions collection DubInterpretation of the Red Stripes all-time cracker "Seven Nation Army" and the Doors classic "Riders On The Storm" with samples of Jim Morrison's original voice. The remaining six tracks are proper original compositions in the traditional rootsDub-Style that R-Juna has elegantly positioned between the classics. The album was produced, mixed and mastered again by Roy Waterford single-handedly. Only for the DubColton Lantz was hired on guitar to assist with the editing of the Grateful Dead Tracks. As a small downer, I have to say that Colton Lantz doesn't even come close to the crystal clear guitar sound of a Jerry Garcia. With the "Fire on the (Mountain) Dub“Succeeds a little better. Anyway, because that is whining on a high level. Like R-Juna's first one DubAlbum "Dubs & Praises ”also costs“ Rockers Dub“Again only what you are willing to pay.
* The most "American" of all bands because they knew how to effortlessly adapt almost all American styles of music to their unique band sound.