Randy Roots, co-owner of the Toronto, Canada-based Rootsman Sound and Dubz R Us Production, says his latest production, White Wing rhythm, has taken off.
Released on April 8, it features songs from Luciano, Pinchers, Lukie D, Loyal Flames, Austin James, BNick, and Blessed.
“I have received nothing but positive feedback from the masses. ‘Sounds’, Disc Jockeys and artistes alike. It’s been an overwhelmingly amazing experience to witness the love shown by music lovers all over the world,” the producer, whose given name is Randy Barnes, told the Jamaica Observer.
“I listened closely to vocalists to see if their style of music would fit the project at hand. It helped that I have worked closely with these artistes on many levels in music and even got inspiration and advice from many of them. Lukie D and Luciano are good friends,” he added.
Randy Roots, who was born in Kingston, spent his childhood in Clarendon before migrating to Toronto as a teenager. White Wing is a sophomore effort for Dubz R Us; the first was a single called G5 by Diesel High.
Dubz R Us Productions was formed by Randy Roots after many years of voicing dubplates. Through this medium, he made connections with artistes and sound systems, which turned into a growing business.
“I started voicing dubplates in the early ‘90s when I was playing on a previous sound. After many years of ‘playing sound’ and voicing dubs for myself on the Rootsman Sound and others on a global scale, it [Dubz R Us] naturally became its own booming business,” said Randy Roots.