Dub music originated in the studios of Kingston, Jamaica in the early 1970’s as recording engineers began experimenting with analogue tapes using personally customised delay, echo and reverb effects. It was, in effect, the next step on from a straight instrumental recording or version. The idea of breaking down the elements in a traditional recording and choosing to hi-light vocals and various instruments in an echo chamber had a major impact on dancers in the Jamaican lawns, where the enormous sound systems would play.
The main protagonists of this unique development in sound creation were the sound engineers King Tubby (who actually owned his own sound system) Errol T. Thompson, Lee Perry and Sylvan Morris.
This album ‘Dubwize Shower’ is primarily a compilation of classic dub recordings made by those prolific engineers whilst also encompassing the work of younger contributors to the genre such as Alborosie and Da Grynch. The ideal conditions in which to enjoy these tracks is when they are being pumped out of an enormous, heavy duty sound system where the full effect and legacy of Jamaican Dub music can be fully appreciated.
It was these dub recordings which have influenced and inspired many of our greatest drum and bass and dubstep producers.
A1. Keith Hudson - Pick A Dub (feat. Augustus Pablo)
A2. King Tubby - In Fine Style
A3. Sly and Robbie - Joy Ride Dub (Taxi)
A4. Alborosie - Dubbing Kingston
A5. King Tubby - King Of Zion Dub (feat. Barry Brown)
B1. King Tubby - Mercy Horns
B2. Sly and Robbie - Poker Face Dub
B3. Augustus Pablo - Frozen Dub
B4. King Tubby - Babylon Yard Dub (feat. Johnny Clarke)
B5. Errol T and The Matador - Spider Man Dub
C1. Da Grynch - Joker Smoker Dub
C2. King Tubby - West Dub (feat. John Holt & Dillinger)
C3. Alborosie - Tribute To The King
C4. Sylvan Morris & Andy’s All Star - Walk Right In
C5. King Tubby - Roots Natty Congo Dub (feat. Johnny Clarke)
D1. Errol T and The Matador - Third Dub
D2. Sly and Robbie - Demolition City Dub
D3. Da Grynch - Pass Da Kouchie Instrumental
D4. King Tubby - Gorgon Dub (feat. Cornell Campbell)
D5. King Tubby - Running Over (feat. Johnny Clarke)
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