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Roots reggae is a subgenre of reggae that concerns itself with the life of the ghetto sufferer, and the rural poor. Lyrical themes include poverty, social issues, resistance to government oppression, repatriation, and Rastafari.

The heyday of roots reggae is usually considered the latter half of the 1970s – with singers such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Max Romeo, Horace Andy and Lincoln Thompson, and groups like Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, and Culture – teaming up with producers such as Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Bunny Lee, Joseph Hoo Kim and Coxsone Dodd. The experimental pioneering of such producers within often-restricted technological parameters gave birth to dub, and is ...
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COLOURFUL(FULL) - (by Abeats)  Year: 2016
Abeats A roots reggae tune that has everything roots need. Great beat, nice organ, tweaking guitar and an awesome bassline. Now the lyrics are about bonds, rules and walls that can not save anyone from change or live anyway. Are you reggae? Male Vocals, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full track with vocals) - Reggae, Roots Reggae  
808358 3:54 Slow 78   
Variation (Instrumental) - Reggae, Roots Reggae  
808357 3:54 Slow 78   


CHILDREN CHILDREN DREAM ON WITH MELLOWMAN - (by Louise Tremblay)  Year: 2009
Louise Tremblay A track with message take care of all children worldwide, male vocal in the style of peter tosh, will add first class quality production to your next project. Mixed Vocals, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
355581 4:14 Med Fast 144   


COLD NITE IN SHANTYTOWN - (by Jack Wyles)  Year: 2011
Jack Wyles This is a reggae flavored song. The atmosphere it creates is that of a poor, Shantytown at night. It could be in South Africa, or it could be in in Jamaica. It's cold, and something could go wrong at any moment. It's a lonely and unfriendly feeling. Perfect background for TV or movie scene. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
548307 1:35 Slow 72   
15sec (Intro) - Reggae, Roots Reggae
548311 0:15 Slow 72   
Variation A (Melodica 25 Sec.) - Reggae, Roots Reggae
548312 0:26 Slow 72   
Variation B (No Melodica 25 Sec.) - Reggae, Roots Reggae
548313 0:26 Slow 72   


RAINY DAYS - (by Nicodrum)  Year: 2014
Nicodrum Reggae, Modern, Ambient, Dub, Instrumental, Jamaica, Melancholy, Atmospheric, Urban, Exotic, Keys, Drums, Bass, Organ, Percussion, Synth, Noise, trumpet, Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Mento) - Reggae, Roots Reggae
685026 6:24 Slow 71   


ISLAND GLOW - (by Casey Burnett)  Year: 2011
Casey Burnett Classic ragga style in dub version with piano digital drums and plenty echo's. Good for any caribbean related scene, dancehall, 80's soundsystem flashback, on film, TV, Radio, Commercial or Infomercial. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae  
500494 7:18 Slow 79   


TOO MUCH - (by Casey Burnett)  Year: 2011
Casey Burnett Classic Dub track with lots of echo's and cool synths. King Tubby style mix but a early dancehall feel. Good for any scene that requires a carribean vibe, Surfing montage or crusing the neighbourhood with friends. Urban advertising on the internet or radio would work as well. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae  
500517 4:49 Med Slow 84   


A REGGAE 1 - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2011
Wayne Dawkins Roots Rockers /Lovers reggae instrumental. Good for films with a world theme. A new age celebration. It's a party, a carnival. A bright and happy track for a tropical adventure. Clean and solid with alot of energy. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
453493 3:44 Fast 163   


HE DOESN'T LOVE YOU ( INSTRUMENTAL) - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2009
Wayne Dawkins Smooth roots reggae instrumental with medium tempo. Modern sound with the usual drums, brass, bass, piano, organ and mellow guitars. World track with West Indian influences;Upbeat, motivational and inspirational. Great for Corporate Video, Sports Events, Web Media Productions, tv and film, Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
363734 5:06 Very Slow 57   


TROPICAL LIFE - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2010
Wayne Dawkins Roots Rockers reggae instrumental. A modern track with the classic 80's and 90's sound. From the intro to the end this interesting track will grip you. Powerful horns to groovy electric guitars, with round bass complemented by the backing drums. Suitable for any production needing jovial backg music, Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
440778 4:24 Medium 120   


HOT FIRE - (by Casey Burnett)  Year: 2011
Casey Burnett Up beat Dub Reggae track with live instruments and lots of fx. Cool guitar licks at the beginning with a live drummer give this song a classic old style sound. Sounds Great for film, TV, Radio, Comedy, Action, Documentary. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae  
500492 2:30 Slow 79   


IN THE DANCE - (by Casey Burnett)  Year: 2011
Casey Burnett Classic ragga style in dub version with piano digital drums and plenty echo's. Good for any caribbean related scene, dancehall, 80's soundsystem flashback, on film, TV, Radio, Commercial or Infomercial. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae  
500493 4:45 Med Slow 82   


ISLAND BREEZE - (by Logwood Productions)  Year: 2010
Logwood Productions This was the part of the island that she had never seen. The resort did not encourage guests to leave without an "official" guide, and he definitely wasn't "official." The throng of the market, curious stares, and current of life filled the air with a thickness that she could taste. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
443871 4:38 Med Fast 132   


A SEAT IN THE SHADE - (by Logwood Productions)  Year: 2010
Logwood Productions Ease back into your chair and dig your feet into the sand. Take a moment to feel a sweet breeze on the back of your neck as your feet roast. This authentic reggae instrumental captures the feeling of relaxation and utopia Caribbean style. Holiday Honeymoon Travel Channel, getting engaged, cruise, Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
444473 3:30 Slow 79   


SUN IN - (by Casey Burnett)  Year: 2011
Casey Burnett Classic ragga style in dub version with piano digital drums and plenty echo's. Good for any caribbean related scene, dancehall, 80's soundsystem flashback, on film, TV, Radio, Commercial or Infomercial. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae  
500509 4:11 Slow 74   


WALK DUB - (by Casey Burnett)  Year: 2011
Casey Burnett Good vibe reggae tune in dub with losts of filter sweeps and echo's. Pounding basslines with a live drummer accompanimented by unique guitar licks throughout the peice. Music would go well with a variety of genre's of film, TV, or Radio. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae  
500523 2:35 Med Slow 80   


PAYBACK THE SYSTEM INSTRUMENTAL - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2009
Wayne Dawkins Agressive roots rock reggae sound that has modern influences yet still capturing the retro sound. Mixed to give the sound of the 70s and 80s. great for idies, documentary, world issues and political statements. Dub Reggae, Roots Reggae, Jamaica Reaggae. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
363830 3:59 Slow 62   


HE MADE THE LIGHT - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2011
Wayne Dawkins Cool Reggae instrumental: Filled with traditional elements and modern lovers rock. A fusion of all respected reggae styles. Jam along with the traditional horn section, bass, electric guitars and percussion. Great for any production needing an instrumental. Especially a sunset party scene. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
504784 4:19 Medium 108   


DUB IT DREADY - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2012
Wayne Dawkins Solid instrumental in dub roots reggae. A slice of yesteryear with a touch of modern flavors. Round bass with the hypnotic strum, complimented by a sweet organ, filling guitars and bold brass section. Jammin' and groving suitable for productions that need to add some life and soul to its theme. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
532771 4:36 Slow 67   


ISLAND REGGAE - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2012
Wayne Dawkins There are times when you want to cheer up, and be festive without having to throw a party. Times when you are tired and just want to relax. Problem is you are not ready to go to sleep, hence the music has to keep you awake plus relax you. Well this warm reggae track is just what the doctor ordered. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
542164 3:47 Medium 114   


RASTA ROOTS - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2010
Gary Wolk Back to roots reggae with this instrumental track featuring all of the elements of this genre. Organ, guitars, a solid 2 & 4 reggae drum beat, and the classic wah-guitar lead. Lay back 'mon and enjoy! Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
419865 3:42 Med Fast 140   


ROOTS REGGAE - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2013
Wayne Dawkins Call it Dub, call it roots. One thing for sure this reggae got soul. Complementing guitars add the traditional and cultural vibe to this track. A modern and uplifting piece geared towards upbeat productions. Of course this would not be roots without the smooth bass line. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
578805 3:42 Med Slow 80   


MAN FROM GALILEE INSTRUMENTAL - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2012
Wayne Dawkins Be loved, be blessed as you listen to this roots-rockers reggae track. leave all your troubles behind and enjoy life with this fun-filled track. filled with percussion, trumpets, electric guitars and more. Great for any production that needs a bright and mellow reggae groove. One love, be irie. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
547015 3:37 Medium 120   


JESUS IS LORD - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2012
Wayne Dawkins Smooth positive vibe. This traditional reggae track is spiced with modern flavors. Great inspirational instrumental for happy and positive works, especially glorifying our Lord Jesus. Perfect for praise and worship, corporations, teens, urban, radio and a variety of G-rated productions. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
566653 3:26 Med Slow 84   


ISLAND STYLE 5 - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2012
Wayne Dawkins It's time to jam with saxophones and trumpets, backed with a slamming reggae groove. Mellow guitars ever present to compliment. Can someone shout percussion! Amen. this bright roots reggae track will find itself at home in any upbeat, motivational production. From political to romance. One love frie, Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
542810 3:30 Medium 120   


TROPICAL REGGAE MAN - (by Gus Caveda)  Year: 2014
Gus Caveda A smooth grooving Reggae instrumental featuring very interesting horn sections and catchy marimba hooks. Very memorable and fun. Dance-hall, Island feel throughout the entire track. Could work great for commercial seeking an eclectic island vibe. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
634111 2:54 Med Slow 80   


ISLAND STYLE 6 - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2012
Wayne Dawkins Lively, lively. Bright and happy is the vibe as we dub it in reggae style. Uptempo with a big sound. A blend of the 80's and 90's era. smooth solid bass line and warm punchy drums. A mid-section loaded with clasic reggae sounds. Great for productions seeking that irie vibe. One love and peace. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
543352 3:51 Med Fast 144   


LOVE JESUS INSTRUMENTAL - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2012
Wayne Dawkins Sweet Dub reggae music. Laid back feel with a solid bass line. Traditional and foundation elements. Be moved by it's peaceful and serene appeal. This jamming track packs the punchy and raw club vibe of the 70's and 80's. Well suited for productions that need to make an impact. Let God be praised, Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
550845 4:02 Medium 105   


ANCIENT TIME VNC IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Relaxed, casual Reggae Track with imaginative e-guitar, playful drumming and groovy synthesizers. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
659275 3:45 Med Fast 134   


FUN APPROACH - (by Wayne Dawkins)  Year: 2013
Wayne Dawkins Time to jam with this slammin' reggae track. Festive, bold, modern and cultural. Who says you can't have it all. Be on the edge, be cool, be happy, be calm but most of all be happy. Feel some of the 70's roots of reggae and be irie mon. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
601196 4:24 Medium 120   


MY ONLY LOVER IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Slow but heavy grooving reggae beat with majestic brass licks, rich live-drums and energizing bass. Sounds like roadmovies. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582399 1:39 Med Slow 92   


KEEP ON MOVING IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Relaxed pulsing but energizing Reggae song with rich live-drums, rocking guitar, spherical melodica play and distinctive telephone samples. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582390 2:28 Med Fast 140   


KINGSTON RASTA - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2014
Gary Wolk Down to the island of Jamaica with this laid-back reggae instrumental track. Features drums, bass, B3 organ, electric guitars, and horns. Could be used as theme music, documentary background, commercials, travel. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
687074 2:22 Slow 70   


MALA SUERTE (RUMBA VOX) - (by Andrej Hrasko)  Year: 2013
Andrej Hrasko Melodic and rhythmic flamenco rumba with drums, handclaps and guitars with festive pachanga fiesta vibe. Male Vocals, Latin, Flamenco
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Latin, Flamenco
636984 4:32 Medium 100   
Bed A (no vocals) - Tropical, Rumba
636860 4:30 Medium   
Bed B (no vocals) - Reggae, Contemporary Reggae
636674 5:22 Medium 90   
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
636675 5:22 Medium 90   


HARD LABOUR VNC IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Meditative Reggae with funky drums, wah wah guitar and profound vocal piece. Take your timeout, lay back and let it flow. Good for scenes with impressive landscape or wide view. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
664584 3:24 Med Fast 144   


REGGAE ROOTS - (by Marc Filmer)  Year: 2012
Marc Filmer A classic reggae style tune with a vinylesque retro feel. Organ, Electric and bass guitars, with a laid back, lazy sunday feel. For scenes of ultimate kickbacks and sunny days in paradise alike. An authentic feel that takes you back to all the goodtimes and a simple way of life on some sunny beach. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae  
550342 1:14 Med Fast 130   


COOL OPERATOR IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Positive and motivating summer Reggae track with rich live-drums, deep bassline to feelgood and joyful keyboards and guitars. Mediates the maximum of caribbean atmosphere. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582380 3:30 Med Fast 134   


MINIMALISTIC CRAWL IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Tribute to the famous computer Reggae style of the late 80ties. Pure digital rocking beat with heavy synthbass and some twinkling synthpads. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582044 2:53 Med Slow 87   


BE ALRIGHT IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Positive and motivating summer Reggae track with rich live-drums, deep bassline to feelgood and joyful keyboards and guitars. Mediates the maximum of caribbean atmosphere. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582374 1:41 Fast 150   


SUN IS SHINING IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Relaxed and cool grooving Reggae song with extremely eased bass, straight drums and distinctive lead sounds. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582421 2:02 Med Fast 130   


LAMENTO DE LA TIERRA - (by Andrej Hrasko)  Year: 2013
Andrej Hrasko Reggae roots track in spanish with real horns and seventies sort of bob marley and the wailers, peter tosh, lee scratch perry or burning spear sound. Male Vocals, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
636673 4:17 Medium 90   
Bed (no vocals) - Reggae, Contemporary Reggae
636672 4:17 Medium 90   


TRUE CONFESSION IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Easy, relaxed Reggae song with punchy live-drums, playful bass, dreamy guitars and keyboards. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582427 1:59 Fast 150   


SAVE THE CHILDREN IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Sunny easygoing Reggae song with live-drums, playful guitar, organ and energizing keyboards. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582413 2:05 Med Slow 99   


SECRET OF DE HERB IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Minimalistc but heavy. This Reggae song is cycling through the musical universe. One lonely cowboy plays the melodica in the moon light. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582057 3:02 Med Slow 94   


UNDERDOG IS0 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2013
Image Sounds Tough rocking midtempo Reggae song with minimalistic fat bass and strong snare. Creates positive energy and sunglass vibration. Good background music for cool and self-confident moves. Instrumental, Reggae, Roots Reggae
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Full Track - Reggae, Roots Reggae
582064 3:44 Med Slow 80   


HOY NO VOY - (by Andrej Hrasko)  Year: 2013
Andrej Hrasko Slow roots reggae track in spanish with real horns and seventies sound similar to bob marley and the wailers, peter tosh, lee scratch perry or burning spear. Male Vocals, Reggae, Dub Reggae
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Reggae, Dub Reggae
636671 5:21 Med Slow 70   
Bed - Reggae, Roots Reggae
636670 5:21 Med Slow 70   

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