Some Dub albums that have recently joined my collection, and definitly shine brightly! <BR>Dennis Bovell - I Wah Dub - on LKJ records. <BR>Wackies - African Roots act 2 - Dubs from New York based studio, checkout basicchannel.com for more info. <BR>Mikey Dread - Beyond World War 3 - Pounding stuff!
the tassilli players-wonderful word of weed in dub*atlas of world dub <BR> <BR>pole-3 <BR> <BR>horace andy-in the light dub <BR> <BR>black uhuru-guess who`s comming to dinne <BR> <BR> <BR>***one love***
Well, I still think compilations are the best way to cast one's net broadly and economically, especially for more obscure labels and artists. But the bottom line should be that you are listening to music and hopefully good music no matter the source. As i build my collection of dub, many of my first exposures to artists come from compilations and then i good out and buy the album that the track is taken from. while not a perfect methodology, the thrill of discovery this way has proved very rewarding for me... <BR>Here are a few cd's (i don't own a turntable anymore, so compact discs are it for me and luckily there is a lot of great dub on cd) that i've gotten recently: <BR> <BR>SUB DUB: dANCEHALL MALFUNCTION. absolutely excellent as a complete album! I first heard of them on the AXIOM DUB compilation. <BR> <BR>JAH THOMAS AND THE ROOTS RADICS: KING TUBBY'S HIDDEN TREASURE. I don't know when this was recorded but it is good. <BR> <BR>AUDIO ACTIVE: THE CHOCO REMIXES (or something like that; it's got a green cover). This is from On-U-Sound which is a label that i'm getting more and more into... <BR> <BR>over & out from NYC <BR>SPORE4321
i gotta say, i like modern dub, even the stuff that is well off from roots dub. twilight circus dub sound system is amazingly roots sounding for a white guy from denmark. but i love those pole records with the crackly synthetic dub. check out pole's "3" if you want to hear how dub can be done without sounding like a '70s cop out and still work. <BR> <BR>i'm also a fan of recent scratch perry, with the drum programming and the fucked radio samples. it doesn't sound like scratch is trying to make a modern record, just getting weirder--and his voice gets better with age. <BR> <BR>what's new?
To He, the Emperor Haile Selassie, Jah Rastafar I, of the land of 13 months of summer. <BR> <BR>For the love of the melody and the extremely oversized maternal gently distorting bassbins. <BR> <BR>I&I praise the dubs not for the weak at heart. <BR>ooh you meeeaann! <BR> <BR>Check these puppies: Disciples, rootsman, mennasseh, bush chemists, jah warrior, jah free, fish and goat the the controls, vibronics, hydroponics, dub organiser, power steppers, iration steppas and improvisators dub. <BR> <BR>Of classic crate; jah shaka, dr alimantado, glen brown, dillinger and scientist have not been mentioned too often on this page. <BR> <BR>peace, bass and harmony <BR> <BR>Love, <BR>Selectah Harmony <BR> <BR>email me for the benevolent dub extravaganza, yes-I
Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of Vampires <BR> <BR>excellent album, one of my all time favorite <BR> <BR>contains several dub tracks of michael prophet who's voice is simply amazing <BR>and a dub of firehouse rock (wailing souls)
ites everybody, <BR> <BR>I think one of the most unforgetable dub has been forgoten. I'm thinking about the "kunta kinte" playing by shaka. <BR>An original dub from the creole beware version on a hard to find 12" aquizim kunta kinte(ariwa) <BR>You can find other versions on mad prof LP. inspirationnal sound of mad p. & beyond the realm of dub dub me crazy part 2. <BR>So i'm searching the original 12" by aquizim...don't miss me if you find one or two! <BR>An other wicked dub 10" mix of meditation rock by aba shanti. <BR> <BR>bless all the people who plays loud...dubbing is a must (pablo moses killer) <BR> <BR>Djé
Ahh... <BR> <BR>De trail has grown cold already, and a lot of greatness has been introduced but I'll just post one track that never seems to be mentioned: <BR> <BR>Bob Marley: One Dub <BR> <BR>Yes I, the one and only Robert Nesta, often overlooked by dubheads and people who are 'serious' fans of the 'real' Jamaican music... A likkle too popular, a likkle not cool enough? Anyway, this is a Jamaican b-side of 'One Drop', available on the Songs of Freedom box, and the way the Barret Brothers just hijack that track... I wonder who mixed it? And if there are more dubs of Bob's songs? <BR> <BR>Oh, BTW, someone mentioned that 'Pick a Dub' would be mixed by Tubby but I believe it was Keith Hudson himself? <BR> <BR>Rootz
Definite Dub choices are: <BR> <BR>King Tubby - Fittest of them all <BR>Scentist - Dub Livity <BR>King Tubby - Zion Gate Dub <BR>King Tubby & Soul Syndicate - East Avenue Skank <BR>Scientist - African Daughter Dub <BR> <BR>There you have five beautiful Dubs from the two Masters; King Tubby and Scientist. <BR> <BR>One Love, <BR>Despiracy
Some of my favorites also include oldies like Dr. Amimantado's Best Dressed Chicken in Town;(w/Horace Andy) Poison Flour <BR>the well mentioned Scientist Rids the world of the evil curse of the vampires and all the greensleeves series with the Roots Radics, All of Augustus Pablo's work, anything on blood & fire, On-u-sound goodies like Creation Rebel, African Headcharge, Dub Syndicate, New Age Steppers, LSP & the upsetters'Roast Fish & cornbread; Bird in Hand, ANything King Tubby had to do with, Glen Brown, The Revolutionaries, The Aggrovators, etc. etc...but... <BR>I think if someone truely appreciates dub and understands its rich history then they should embrace the modern evolution of this music and see the connections between things like dub(in all forms), experimental electronic music/idm, jungle, d&B/jungle, nu-jazz, abstract hip-hop, noise and even grind/crust punk. Why alienate ourselves and put up more walls between things that essentially stem from the same subculture of revolutionary and artistic roots? Dub has always been about moving foward, pushing boundaries, and dissolving the conventions that keep people from freeing their creative energies. Dub was like Jamaican dadaism when it emerged, leaping out into cerebral realms that may have initially appeared nonsensical to many of the more conservative musicians, producers, and listeners at the time. Then they began to realize that Dub was MODERN music with almost esoteric qualities worth cherishing and supporting. Of course the classics are just that: straight WELL WICKED CLASSICS!! And I even attempt to lay down the more rootsy dub vibe in my productions from time to time. And don't get me wrong, I really dig plenty of artists who can emulate the retro-dub stylee so damn well(e.g. bands like Dry&Heavy, Twilight Circus, nuff respect). But do you think King Tubby would want us to just continue trying to mimic what he and his collegues already mastered, or do you think he would want us to take those golden influences, combine that with influences from a variety of other artistic, musical and political leanings and make music that reflects the era we happen to be in? Yuh know, music from 2003!! Future Dubwise a fi rule, SEEN!! In the now, artists like Pole are about as DUB as it gets ya'll! Soo much dub, with loads of soul! The Tubbs would be not only proud of these kinds of innovations, he would probably be right along side 'em if not leading the way! So give 'em a good hard listen cause that's where dub is today. Plenty of artists--Rhythm and Sound, Monolake, Ben Wa, Dubloner, Acroyear, Polycubist, SystemWide(and all my homies at BSI records!! what's up Ezra!), Alter Echo/Sound Secretion, Kruder and Dorfmeister, Select Cuts releases, Smith and Mighty still rockin', Peace Orch., Theivery Corp., Groove Corp., Little Tempo, Audio Active, Kuzufumi Kodama etc., etc., etc. Bottom line is, with dub there should be no limits; use real instruments, use synthesizers, use sequencers, use computers, use top-of-the-line gear, use ratty old junk for gear, circuit bend old toys, thrash around in your house banging on the floors, walls, furniture, doors & dishes and record that then cut up the various noises and sequence them into dub riddims, run your mixes out of an old ghetto-blaster into an empty dumpster with a mic inside to rerecord and use as some real "trashy" reverb, i don't know, use whatever's available and combine whatever elements that sound interesting together. Dub is about being resourceful not discrediting it if you don't have a fisher-reverb space X-pander or a 30 yr old tape echo and a studio full of anolog gear on hand. <BR> peace and unity!! <BR>Jacob I, aka Caper1, aka Miosotis, aka Lt. Lunatico from the Helix Hub currently in Ellensburg WA, soon to be back in Mexico for a stint and then set up again in Japan. <BR>ps-this is the best site I've ever visited about dub(props to the interrupter and your music too), I'll surely be in and out as long as it's around!! <BR> <BR>pss--Matt Shuter and anyone else interested in artists similar to pole (with perhaps less if any dub leanings but essential nonetheless) should check out my friends from Japan who work with me from time to time on my dub projects(Bersatu, now Helix Resonator). Their names are Aoki Takamasa(Progressive Form label) and Takagi Masakatsu(DaisyWorld Discs, Cutting Edge, Carpark, etc.) each with their own respective solo projects, however in the past they were the great audio visual team known as Silicom(also on Progressive Form). For more experimental electronic music check out somafm.com out of SanFran and artists like Venetian Snares, Jake Mandell, Ziq, Kinder Atoms, Obelus, Karlheinz Stockhausen(the father), John Cage and the more obvious ones like Autechre, Squarepusher, Aphex Twin, Scanner, Plasticman, Plaid, Boards of Canada, etc...
well I found out lots of dub lovers don't know about a strongly growing dub scene in and around the psytrance community. Acts like Shpongle, Younger Brother, Doof etc are making great dub with a highly psychedelic touch. <BR> <BR>check out the new album <BR> <BR>ott - "blumencraft" - really amazing stuff <BR> <BR>or the "hallucinogen in dub" album <BR> <BR>really blows my mind
THERE ARE TWO ALBUMS THAT I RECOMMEND.FIRSTLY THE AMAZING SCIENTIST WITH HEAVY WEIGHT DUB CHAMPION AN ABSOLUTE CLASSIC WITH GREAT BASS PLAYING FROM FLABBA HOLT.SECONDLY MAD PROFFESER EVOLUTION OF DUB,HEAVY,HEAVY BASS.SEE U ALL AT THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS FEST IN DEVON,LEE SCRATCH+MAD PROF SHOULD SHAKE THE EARTH.LOVE TO YOU ALL, SAM HARRIS.
As I like only 70´s Dub, I recommend tracks like King Tubby´s "Musical Dub", "A Mek Rhythm Run Dub" (with Dennis Brown), "Sunny Dub". If you like, try dub tracks with DJ´s, like Dillinger´s "Truth and Right", "Striker See Da Dub Ya", "Three Piece Suit And Thing", and Trinity´s "Tradition", "Fire Down A Town", "Natty Dread A No Bandooloo", "Z 90", as few examples, because there are a infinity of very good DJ´s toasting on dub tracks. Another suggestion is an CD called "Niney The Observer Presents King Tubby in Dub: Bring The Dub Come". This disc, as the great Big Youth would say, "is out of this world!". <BR> <BR>Go deh, an' enjoy dat!