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So the Tuesday dig went on a bit of a hiatus. The reason? Well either I couldn't think of something clever or interesting to post on OR was just plain too lazy to upload a bunch of tracks. Laziness and indecision is in the past and Dub is in your future.

I post alot about my favorite styles of music typically hip hop, electronic with a bit of jazz (not as much jazz as I'd like but I am working on that), but one of my other favorite genres is Dub. The subset of Reggae I particularly enjoy.

From AMG:

Dub derives its name from the practice of dubbing instrumental, rhythm-oriented versions of reggae songs onto the B-sides of 45 rpm singles, which evolved into a legitimate and accepted style of its own as those re-recordings became forums for engineers to experiment with the possibilities of their mixing consoles.

One of the reasons I enjoy Dub is because of its heavy baseline and its close association to the downtempo genre of electronic music that I love. While I have just begun to get my feet in the Dub genre a couple artists have stood out, particularly Lee Scratch Perry, King Tubby, Augustus Pablo and Mad Professor.

Mp3: Augustus Pablo - "East of the River Nile"
Mp3: Augustus Pablo - "Rockers Rock"
Mp3: King Tubby - "Satta Dread Dub"
Mp3: Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters - "10 Cent Shank"
Mp3: Mad Professor - "Operation Trident"

My love for dub, hip hop and downtempo illustrates just how much of a sucker I am for a great instrumental track. I tried to link some of my favorite tracks BUT as usual if you have recommendations please list them in comments. I always want to learn more.

Buy: For a great selection of a variety of dub beats check out the eMusic Pressure Sounds page here.

7 interested person(s)

Anonymous said... @ 8/22/2006 07:55:00 PM

The Upsetters greatest hits album
"Best of the Upsetters: Return of Django" is fantastic. I also like eith hudson's "pick a dub" which is on emusic. Thanks for the trax

weisz said... @ 8/23/2006 04:31:00 AM

the king tub comp "Firehouse Revolution" is a lot of mid80s waterhouse tracks he produced. he uses some sweet electronics to modify (yet not complicate) that brilliant tubby sound. so fuckin great.

Anonymous said... @ 8/23/2006 09:35:00 AM

sup bro,

for a taste on of some pacific dub from the shores of my home land New Zealand Aotearoa:

http://www.trinityroots.com (tho sadly broken-up)

shit, there's heaps more bro, check out www.amplifire.co.nz or http://www.niceup.org.nz/

good places to start

Mr. Blentwell said... @ 8/23/2006 11:44:00 AM

Hey there Analog Giant-

Just dropping a word to say hey from Vermont! I'm a Brooklyn transplant up in Lake Iroquois, VT.

Totally agree with your acessment of "We Are your Friends" being the cut of the year! And I actually played it on a guest spot on WRUV back in May. also take a peek at my dj mix site http://www.blentwell.com

aka Mr. Blentwell

Anonymous said... @ 8/23/2006 01:10:00 PM

good picks...but what about the scientist...got some of the best covers too...
mad prof 'tumble down' is one of my favourites...dub me crazy

Laws said... @ 8/23/2006 01:31:00 PM

Check out Blunted by a Beat Junkie, and Blunted in The Backroom by Dj Shortkut, and the Nextmen respectively. Not to sure if ALL of it's dub, but the Shortkut one is ACE.

Also Studio One 'Rockers' is a good comp for starters.

matt said... @ 8/25/2006 12:04:00 PM

For my money, just about anything by Mad Professor is, uh, worth the money. A couple MP favorites: “Black Liberation Dub” and, especially, “Dub Science.” Also, check Mad Professor’s No Protection, a dub remix album of Massive Attack’s Protection. One of my favorite Lee Perry tracks is his dub of “Mr. Brown,” the early ‘70s Bob Marley classic (actually, it’s just an instrumental ver., but it’s so dam great that it doesn’t need further embellishment or studio wizardry). And I have a soft spot for the Clash’s dub tracks circa 1979-80, especially “Armageddon Time/Justice Tonight/Kick it Over” and “One More Time/Dub.”

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