Monday, May 31, 2010
VARIOUS ARTISTS - DUB WARS
WWW, May 2010 - Fifteen acts, one Dub engineer: in this September 2009 release from ORIGINAL DUB GATHERING, Redi (Ruhdy) takes us on a journey into Dub Space inspired by the movies "Star Wars".
Dub Wars is definitely not full of war vibes, quite contrary to the suggestion given by the title. It's not full of energetic steppers at warp speed either, but rather filled with -for example- milder versions of the relatively new Dub derivate called DubStep.
Next to these DubStep tunes, we're also treated to a couple of relaxed DigiDubs where the French vibes definitely come through. French Dub is a sister style of UK Dub, but the differences are there, perfectly captured in this Dub Wars compilation.
Because all the tracks are processed by one Dub engineer, another very interesting aspect about Dub Wars is the fact that somehow all the fifteen acts get a sound which radiates throughout the entire album. In a way, this is not a compilation but an album by Dub engineer Redi, or Rhudy if you prefer...
Conclusion: Dub Wars has not so much to do with war, but rather with peace. Peaceful vibes from a French Dub engineer who definitely knows what he's doing: spreading good vibes where that is so much needed!