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Rootplate 003: JahYu x Alpha Steppa

by JahYu, Alpha Steppa

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €2 EUR  or more


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 12 Tripedal Crow Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Rootplate 004: JahYu x Mungk, Rootplate 003: JahYu x Alpha Steppa, Rootplate 002: JahYu x Baptiste x Bukkha, Through The Desert, JahYu - Center Of Gravity, One Day, Under The Counter (2015 - 2017), Circles, and 4 more. , and , .

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      €40.13 EUR or more (25% OFF)


  • Limited 10" Vinyl [ROOT003]
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    10 inch vinyl lathe-cut, hand-stamped & numbered by JahYu, limited to 60 copies only.
    Track-list: A. JahYu - Be Water // B. Alpha Steppa - Valhalla

    Pre-Order: July 23rd 2021
    Release date: August 6th 2021

    +++ Please note: Shipping includes tracking +++
    +++ ONLY 1 COPY PER PERSON. Orders with more copies will be cancelled. +++
    Mastering & lathe-cut by Pressure Mastering
    Artwork by Ritak
    Copyright 2021 Tripedal Crow Records / Rootplate

    Includes unlimited streaming of Rootplate 003: JahYu x Alpha Steppa via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Eyes-down heavyweight steppers await as the ROOTPLATE lathe-cut series continues its steady flow of conscious sound system music with the third 10" release. Cut onto mesmerising transparent vinyl by the famed Pressure Mastering studio, this limited edition of 60 pieces welcomes none other than Alpha Steppa (UK) to the Tripedal Crow Records family. The next-generation Dub champion has long made a name for himself through the Dub dynasty family venture and his own productions and thriving label Steppas Records. On the other side, label owner and prolific artist JahYu takes on the controls with equal musical prowess and sound system meditation style.

Flowing and crashing with a driving force, 'Be Water' projects reflective vocal samples into the radiant ambience, taking shape as it moves along the pulse of JahYu's crystal-clean percussion and menacing melodies. Basslines like a raging waterfall, enchanting flute and string intermezzos keep the pace - vibrations to uplift your mind, body and soul. Opening the gates to Valhalla, Alpha Steppa guides into vast depths of reverberating brass instrument harmonies, leaving it behind to make way for a new Dub order. Surging through a regenerative half-time beat, distant choirs intermingle with bespoke glitches and authentic percussion. The ensuing four-to-the-floor Dub armament gives the bass section of the sound system a proper work-out, calling for a collective state of trance on the dancefloor as much as at home.

Pre-orders for these lovely cuts start on 23rd July exclusively on Tripedal Crow Records' Bandcamp page - heads-up to all the vinyl collectors: these won't be in stock for too long, so better mark it in your calendar! ROOTPLATE003 will also be available digitally alongside the physical release, keeping it accessible - being sound system music for the people first and foremost after all.


released August 6, 2021


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Vinyl & Digital Label run by JahYu.

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