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U.K. Lovers Rock...


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I'm clearly a bit late with an input on this discussion, but I am in the UK, so let's just put it down to the time difference ;)

I stumbled across this discussion and wanted to add my own little opinion.

Just want to rep the Lovers Rock scene, as its a music i grew up listening to on pirate radio stations running in my home town of Sheffield.... SCR, fresh FM :bbox:

It went and still goes far beyond 'silly games', 'im still in love' and tunes like that, and is just a style for a mood when you are in a dance with your partner sharing a moment. After all, Love between man and woman is as much a part of life as the roots and culture and the politics and....oh wait - it is the START of Life...! :yes:

Its true - there is some soppy stuff from the heyday of Lovers Rock, but scratch beneath the surface (as you need to do in any kind of music to find the real good things that dont make the charts) and you find some real gems.

Let's not knock it, as it is just as an important part of the genetic make-up of the multi-faceted entity that is Reggae Music as any other style, be it Roots, Ragga, Dancehall etc. I presume everyone who is a member of this forum is an avid lover of this art form of music.

Its not to say one should like every style it has to offer. I love conscious Music, still I personally get bored listening to Dub Steppers all night (plenty of sounds in UK play just that!). If one style aint your ting, no worries, but credit where it is due, 'cause some styles and some tunes touch and strongly effect peoples lives - so is the power of music, so no sense in seeking to diss it.

This tune for instance gives me such memories, dunchillin, you remember?:

Here it is live in 2012, just to show its still a big tune...


To answer the brother - Sheffield had plenty of sounds back then - a big sound called Trojan started out in Sheffield - and one called Unitone is still running after more than 30 years, and they are a big inspiration for Riddimtion, who I play with. They still run dances for elders in the community to go and listen to Lovers Rock and classics from back in the day, to rejoice in memories that helped to make the music what it is today: and what it is is a force that keeps growing.

Bless the debator - 'Low the hater - Praise the Creator

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P.S Will Powa nah pack up either

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Stryka D

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Good post KD

Riddimtion- tuff as steel

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KD has a great insight about it. As for me, it's been there... it's basically the same music, we just give our own name and meaning.






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