Roots Masashi is a Roots Rock / New Roots composer from Osaka, Japan. He drew his inspiration from friends in high school and fell in love with conscious reggae music. He was fascinated by Osaka’s dub scene, especially after meeting the “Dub I Roots crew” and “Rebel Culture” in 2012 and soon after, he started building “Roots Far I”, his OWN Sound System and Digital Live project, based in Kishiwada of South Osaka. His devotion to Roots Rock Reggae, New Roots and Dub guided him all around Japan, touring with the soundsystem and urging him to reach new musical heights
His first release on Dubophonic Records is a musical and holy salutation to the Auspicious one, an adoration to the Most High. Based on one of the most important Mantras in the Shaivism tradition, Namah Shivaya is associated with qualities of prayer, divine-love, grace, truth, and blissfulness. It calms the mind and brings spiritual insight and knowledge. Traditionally, it is accepted to be a powerful healing mantra beneficial for all physical and mental ailments. “Na” sound represents the earth, “Mah” sound represents the water, “Shi” sound represents the fire, “Va” sound represents the air and “Ya” sound represents thesky. Its total meaning is that “universal consciousness is one”. The recitation of these syllables is sound therapy for the body and nectar for the inner self and the soul.