Lee Perry’s passing has sent me down a massive dub vortex. I’m no expert but I know what I like and want to be further educated.
What are your favourite dubbed out bits of music? They don’t have to be specifically reggae based, just anything that conforms to the aesthetic.
I’m sure that there are specialist dub forums out there but I’d love to get the more eclectic selections that the Test Pressing hive mind will throw up.
Here’s some of my random favourites to start:
Tubby from an early dub album, impeccable desk skills
Bill Laswell with a rolling cavernous dub waltz.
Obvious but needs to be in there.
Recent Ozric side project discovery on the excellent Spaced out! comp.
Couple of Sherwood bits:
Jah Division. Dub Will Tear Us Apart.
May well have already featured on the covers thread but combines a cool name and a dub version of a classic track so a winner on both counts in my book.
This. When the guitar rolls down at 2mins its gold.
You reminded me that I forgot to post this. Brilliant vocal and incessant plodding rhythm.
I’m no expert either so apologies if these are too obvious but here are a few faves:
Again i’m no expert, the opposite in fact but i’ve always liked A Dub Experience & this one in particular
This was, I’m led to believe, the first dub LP
Again, I’m no expert
Got reissued recently
Here’s some of my dub favs
continuing the love for the mad professor
this is a great album
How about some more contemporary sounds: Lo Kindre
and Seekers International
I always enjoyed this dubbed out Big beat too
I can’t find the Sabres ‘second mix’ anywhere on YouTube but it’s a brilliant, brave minimal bit of dub Bomb The Bass Featuring Spikey Tee – Darkheart (1994, Vinyl) - Discogs
Here’s another early 90’s track from the aptly named Journey Into Dubland ep.
Loved these non Jamaican “faux-dubs” in my cough youth
and more recently