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.
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.