Tuesday, October 14, 2008

King Tubby & Soul Syndicate - Freedom Sounds In Dub

King Tubby & Soul Syndicate - Freedom Sounds In Dub

King Tubby the Dubwize Originator at his best!

Blood and fire did it again when they decided to make a collection of the hardest riddims laid down by the Soul Syndicate for Freedom Sounds Productions. I have heard a lot of King Tubby mixes in my life, but this collection definitely strike the top! Great singers give acte d' presence: Prince Alla, Rod Taylor, Earl Zero and many more. Tubby knows so good how and where to drop in the vocals and the instruments, and how to mix the drums. All the tracks in this CD read like a lesson in dub for me, as a creator of dub music in this 21st century.

According to the liner notes that come with the CD, the studio in which these tracks were made, was located at the border between two political gangs who shot at each other. The artists involved in this music had to hide for the bullets at King Tubby's a lot of times. Sufferer's Music avant la lettre.

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