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Scientist, born Hopeton Brown in Kingston, Jamaica, 1960 was the understudy of King Tubby (one of the originators of dub music). He was introduced to music making technology through his experiences around his child home where his dad was a television and radio repair technician. Building on that experience he began building his own amplifiers and along with buying transformers from Tubby's Dromilly Road studio. Scientist would work as Tubby's assistant before moving on to Channel 1 Studio as the principal engineer. In 82 he would leave Channel 1 and move to Tuff Gong and then eventually in 85 to Washington DC. According to his myspace he is currently living in Hollywood.

Scientist is probably most notable for his 80s releases on Greensleeves records with titles themed around fictional achievements in fighting Space Invaders, Pac-Men, Vampires, and winning the World Cup (all with amazing album art). This track is off his boxing themed record "Heavyweight Dub Champion."

Mp3: Scientist - "Upper Cut"

Video: Cool video of dub history with Bunny Lee, Prince Jammy and Scientist.

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