Disciples are indisputably key figures in the UK ‘New
School’ Roots/Dub scene which emerged in the mid to
late 80s. Starting out building rhythms in the bedroom
they progressed to making dubplates and then full albums
for Jah Shaka. Later they went on to put out their own
releases and to run the Boomshackalacka soundsystem
& magazine. Right now in ’05 the Disciples are
producing some of the toughest conscious sounds
anywhere--with both new and established UK & JA
singers and deejays. Initially they were a two-person
crew, consisting of brothers Russ and Lol Bell-Brown.
Lol has since moved on to pursue other stuff, but still
retains close links to the scene. Current main
man/producer Russ (aka Russ D/Russ Disciple) was kind
enough to speak to Pete Murder Tone recently about the
musical development of the Disciples over the years.