After the great success of the last release “Heart Of The Matter” Nucleus Roots are back this summer with their 5th album “Heart Of Dub”. This fifth instalment from the Nucleus came about through the band being inundated with requests from serious dub heads for sound system style mixes reminiscent of their live sets. This 12 track album features unreleased dubs from the last three vocal albums. Favourites like “Run Come Dub”, “Lie Dem a tell”, “Far I People Dub” accompany brand new dubs; “Mankind Dub” (Naturalites), “People Rise Dub” & “Trod to Mount Zion Dub” (Daniel Ray) and also “One fe de Soundman” (Nucleus Roots). “Heart of Dub” is an up tempo selection with plenty of heavy, driven “Steppas” tracks. The album showcases the harder sound system oriented side of Nucleus Roots in contrast to recent vocal albums.
Nucleus Roots formed in 1995 from the ashes of legendary Manchester punky/reggae outfit Community Charge. With a few line up shuffles along the way the band have now developed a cohesive, creative unit. Recent years have seen extended periods touring the continent and building an enthusiastic following with many sell out shows in France, Holland and Belgium, along with stunning UK festival performances. The bands four previous releases, “Nucleus Roots” from 2000, “Nucleus Roots in Dub”, 2001 , “Universal Love” 2002 and “At the Heart of the Matter” 2004 were very well received and made them a regular feature on all respected sound systems as well as achieving Independent chart positions in France and Belgium. The new album is accompanied by a storming 10 inch, released by popular demand. This features Simon Dan singing “Jah Rule” and “Let there be light” by Moses.
Recent summers have seen Nucleus raising a storm at clubs and festivals across the continent, highlights involved supporting Lee Perry in Bergen, Norway, the prestigious Ostroda Reggae festival, Poland and the huge Dour festival in Belgium.
Nucleus Roots have a massive stage presence, with a mix of real instruments, heavyweight digital sound system vibe and a positive message. Current live shows feature the vocal talents of the heartical Moses, versatile DJ Country Culture and the mystical Daniel Ray, preaching tolerance peace and harmony to all who are prepared to listen. 2006 will also see guest appearances from Ossie Gad of the legendary Naturalites. With the solid backing of P Lush?s subterranean bass lines and the bubbling keyboards of Peter Technical they produce a contagiously danceable, uplifting roots sound.
Feelings run high when Nucleus take the stage so be prepared for a live performance that will take you through the full gamut of emotions.
Nucleus Roots really are at the heart of Dub!