The RasItes / UK – England


This is a British urban reggae band with sweet vocals and good modern  roots feeling. it is worth a closer look and listening and bring back some good sound from end of 70s and 80s both roots and ragga with 2000 settings. Big up RasItes!

“Raised in East and North London, the members of RasItes grew up to the sounds of JA greats. They began thier own musical journey at Rastafari gatherings, where as small youths they would play Conga drums and chant amongst the elders, all the while absorbing knowledge of their spiritual and ancestral heritage before forming the RasItes in 1996 the original line up remains as tightly knited as ever”. RasItes MySpace

Urban Regeneration (Jet Star, 2001)Perhaps the most exciting debut of 2001, Urban Regeneration is a throwback to good ol’ fashioned roots reggae, with soothing harmonies, live instruments, and positive, righteous messages.  Imagine the shock, then, to find out that this quartet is not only British, but they’re also teenagers!  (Well, technically one is 20 years old.)  With confidence, wisdom, and musical proficiency beyond their years, these prodigies have managed to put out a remarkably well-rounded package, produced by London’s hot Cave Team.

The abstract above is  from a review of their 2001 album you can read all of here or there is good band info on RasItes MySpace where you can also find tour dates and such.

Listen to Rasites – Urban Regeneration on Spotify by clicking the name of the album, every time you listen a small sum goes towards the artists.

Listen to their second album  The Rasites – Sex, Violence & Drugs  in its entirety on Spotify (available in  Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, USA, France, Holland, Norway, UK, Finland), just click the name of the album.

Live Consciously from the album Urban Regeneration

One World

Jah never fail

Chop Corruption

And from the second album 

Because of I Roots

Kill Dem With Love from 2009 by Ambassa and Tallis from RasItes

I found RasItes on http://ancienttofuture.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/sxsw-reggae-roots-n-bass-culture-the-roundhouse/

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About Rasta teacher

The two most important things in life are love and music. I would almost say that they are the same; love is life and life is music. Perfect love!
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