A United Kingdom roots/dub reggae band and early protegees of Jah Shaka. The Disciples were formed by Russ D and his brother Loi, whose's no longer a member, around 1985. They released their first album Deliverance, in 1987 on Jah Shaka King of the Zula Tribe Records, and released three more albums in subsequent years on Shaka's label. In 1991 they built their own sound system for gigging, and financed a successful 12-inch recording entitled Prowling Lion in 1993, releasing it on their newly started Boom-Shacka-Lacka Records. In 1996 they started a second label Backyard Movements Records for the sole purpose of issuing contemporary Reggae, Jungle, Techno, Jazz, and World music. For a decade, the Disciples has been part of an impressive list of 7, 10 & 12 inch releases, and are also featured on many recordings of other artists.
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