Tuesday, June 9, 2009
WWW, June 2009 - Another impressive DUB compilation by the French Original DUB Gathering Net Label. Ah, well, let's be more precise: the fourth episode of the Step 4 I series doesn't carry the subtitle "Serious Dub Makers" for nothing.
When you like DUB, especially UK DUB, you will simply not want to miss out on this great compilation. Twelve superb tracks, fitting well together and creating a DUB Vibe that is kind of really crucial. When you're into contemporary electronic DUB, that is.
The versatility of the contemporary DUB producers becomes clear for those with ears to hear: definitely, productions by Serious DUB Makers, as the subtitle of part four in this more than interesting set of DUB compilations by the French Net Label indicates.
Twelve DUB tunes, free and legal, deep and high, a delight for the ear and sweet for the Soul of the DUB connoisseur.
01. Guidoud - Redemption
02. Algar - Uzinadub
03. Tomaski - Night and Day
04. Gary Clunk - He-Tek Vibe
05. Webcam Hi-Fi - Special Request
06. Echo Roots - Digitally Yours
07. Redi - Digitalist
08. Moa Anbessa - Psalm 63
09. Kanka - Echo Dub
10. U. Stone - Babylon Control
11. Dawa Hi-Fi - Baldhead Meets Dread
12. Ondubground - No More
Throughout the 1980's, Mad Professor set the High Standards for DUB with his DUB ME CRAZY series which started in 1982.
In times when the Jamaican studio's lost their interest and turned to Dancehall, Ariwa Sound kept on releasing one massive document of DUB after the other. This is the 7th chapter, catching up with the Mad Professor in 1987.
Mad Professor's first release in the DUB ME CRAZY series already sounded pretty digital. The year was 1982. Now, we're 5 years along the road and the Sound Sampler arrived in the Ariwa Studio's. A thing we'll really know after listening to the adventures of the DUB Sampler.
We hear a fatter sound, and as more and more digital technologies arrive in Mad Professor's studio, we hear a combination of programmed and played material joining perfectly together in what the connoisseur definitely recognizes as the Ariwa Sound.
Fragments of vocals drop in and out as one Roots Reggae Riddim after the other comes into our ear and blesses us once again with what can only be described as another addition to the collection of every self-respecting collector of the better DUB.