Jah Free began his musical career with the band Tallowah, who later evolved into Bushfire. The band built a solid reputation on the European live circuit until their premature demise. This was followed by the inauguration of Jah Free Music, set up to record, design and release Jah Free records. He released the favoured roots hit ‘Wicked Can’t Run’, followed by the equally popular discomix, ‘Lighting Clap’. Both hits proved to be especially popular on the sound system circuit, notably with Jah Shaka. Shaka’s sound is notorious for its reverberating bass levels, and his releases and mixing works attracted the attention of Zion Train, who enrolled Jah Free into the Universal Egg collective. With the organization he released his debut, Breaking Out, which featured his earlier releases and the disparaging ‘Jacques Chirac’. Echoing the Motown Records Revues of the 60s, he was enrolled as a compère on the Egg Experience ’97 tour, a showcase that featured various artists from the label. In addition to his collaboration with Zion Train, he also produced the classic ‘Rich Man’ for Martin Campbell of the Jah Works posse. At the close of 1997 he had completed an exhaustive schedule, having worked with the Mad Professor, Iration Steppas, Conscious Sounds, Armagideon [sic] and the Belgium dub heroes Bong Messages. He embarked on a series of sessions in 1998 with Vibronics that led to a series of Live ‘Dub Conferences’ across Europe, promoting the duo’s album. Jah Free also released his solo plea that we should ‘Love One And Other’.