Dub

pattycakes_

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One of my favourite yet not often listened to musics. There's a (I think) King tubby quote where he says dancing to dub is like dancing in treacle. Such a sub aquatic feel to it. But there are many shades:

https://youtu.be/XJxYJDhPxVg

Love the fun n bouncy shit, but the tripper the better imo.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
This is going to be great for me because Jamaican music is an enormous and stubborn blind spot that I have.
 

droid

Beast of Burden
This was probably my first introduction. About the same time I was getting into jungle, Id crash at Naptha's basement dungeon on Thursday's after attending Ireland's first ever regular jungle night, and this album became regular bedtime listening as it just happened to be lying around. Hypnagogic imprintation of drum and bass - though the doorbells on station dub used to shock me awake. Nice provenance too, kind of a career retrospective curated by Tubby and Sherwood situated somewhere between UK digi and traditional roots.

Still love it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M5dG2--UFg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mhMZPv1ees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebGtGzVepOs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arxSyEHkpIE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHn1V5q1YkA
 

luka

Well-known member
My education in dub centred entirely around a very cheap cassette compilation on music club called 'Dub Chill Out" and most of my favourites were on there. In particular

Lee Perry- Hold of Death and Venus. Also had lots of Tubby dubs of Horace Andy material. Great compilation.
 

droid

Beast of Burden
Various ‎– Psalms Of Drums: The Black And White Story

This was a big record for me. Absolutely beautiful, soulful reggae from Carlton Patterson's underrated 'black and white' label, with Tubby at the height of his 70's genius. Most importantly it featured a mix of vocals/DJ/dubs on the same riddim, which provided me with some tools to start joining the dots.

For example, both the DJ cut and this thunderous dub of Love is not gamble was on there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECBw2YhMfGA&feature=youtu.be

Vocal & Dub:

https://youtu.be/eDV3Utbi_H4

Instrumental & dub:

https://youtu.be/NUpu8fsqhA0

DJ Cut:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxRqeQYdIl4

Dub:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6hpB85wQmQ


It just so happened that I also had the Joseph Cotton set on Moll Selekta, and lo and behold I discovered the same version on one of his tunes, and there's a couple more on there as well (around 32 mins):

https://youtu.be/OVg207E_xFY?t=1977

Basically, just a brilliant album. Hot Pot put out a second compilation about 10 years later with nearly all of the B&W dubs. Well worth a purchase.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjTG2eYkJJ0
 

droid

Beast of Burden
Treasure Dub Vols 1 & 2

Released shortly after Duke Reid's death in 1975, these two LP's were mixed by Treasure Isle Engineer Errol Brown and later pirated by Coxsone Dodd. I'd be the first to admit that these are not spectacular dubs, but they are an exceptional compilation of the wellspring of reggae - the rocksteady riddims that sustained the genre for at least 20 years after their original release.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkcIEpU2yS0
https://youtu.be/sTtPGvpQGuc
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Wow, this is going to be The Testament According to Droid. DJ Droid's Guide to the Islands. The next blog thread!
 
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