It started with a recording session in Jinx Recording Studio and unexpectedly ended on telling the fascinating story of Wroclaw-based band. “Rockin ‘in Babylon’ is a story that proves that seemingly crazy ideas can become a reality. This humble and personal story that began long before this film. Meeting and working in the studio with Ghetto Priest, one of the most ﬂamboyant and creative performers to have emerged on the UK reggae scene that works with Asian Dub Foundation and Adrian Sherwood it’s a prove that you always need to believe in what you doing. The main role in this movie plays music without unnecessary words.
The band was formed in 2011 as a natural extension of the oldest programs about reggae in Poland – Positive Thursdays, broadcast continuously since 2006. The need of the moment, as well as a passion for dub, initially created a project that, with time expanded by new members and eventually as a live act (selector and brass section) start playing regular gigs. 2015 was a breakthrough year for Positive Thursdays in DUB. With the passage of time, next step was about to take so DJ live act turned into a full-fledged band. However the main goal has not been changed – it still shows the broad spectrum of reggae and dub, which Wroclaw-based group presents a unique and conscious way.
The soundtrack features rearranged versions of the original songs, most of which will be on the new Ghetto Priest album “Every Man For Every Man,” which will be released on RamRock Records, and produced by Adrian Sherwood (On U Sound).
Positive Thursdays and HolyVooDou Music invite you to watch the unique music document “Rockin ‘in Babylon!” As Ghetto Priest says “Who are we without a story?”
Release date: March 2017
Directed: Rafał Konert
Camera: Andrzej Kużas
Editing; Andrzej Kużas, Andrzej Pacyna
Production: Positive Thursdays, HolyVooDou Music
Music by: Ghetto Priest, On U Sound, 08001, Positive Thursdays in DUB
Run Time: 61 min