From drone to dubstep, the values and techniques of dub are more present than ever in the music we consume every day. Yet, for many, dub appears an impenetrable genre – the sort of thing we know we should be into, but we don’t quite know where to start with. That’s why we asked David Katz – renowned reggae historian, photographer and more – to write us the Beginner’s Guide to Dub, with quotes from Bunny Lee, Niney the Observer, Glen Brown, Adrian Sherwood, Dennis Alcapone, Roy Cousins and more. (FACT MAGAZINE)

Vladislav Delay, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Bing & Ruth and timely reissues from the likes of Brian Eno and other early pioneers – ambient music hasn’t felt this in vogue for years. Joe Muggs examines the trend and rounds up some of 2014′s crucial ambient records, asking the big question: is it time for the return of the chill-out room? (FACT MAGAZINE)

 

 

Rubbin' The Dub by Snoopy (Published 16th July 1977 by Black Echoes))

 

This is the second instalment of a 6 part series in which he included the most comprehensive list of Dub albums ever produced.... 

 

Black Echoes Top 20 Dub Albums (1-20)

Black Echoes Best Of The Rest (21-35)

Dubonic Dread (36-125)

 

Full Article HERE

 

The 10 best Sherwood & Pinch tracks, according to Sherwood & Pinch

 

Adrian Sherwood and Pinch celebrate their new collaborative album by picking their favourites from each other's catalogues - an essential starting point for newcomers.

Angus Finlayson takes the newcomer gently by the hand and introduces them to the sublime techno frequencies of Berlin's Basic Channel label and infamous releases . . . (Published by The Quietus)

 

SCENE SELECTION.....

 

DEEP MEDi was founded in 2006 as an avenue for the earth moving dubstep vibrations that were bubbling in the darkest corners of the dance underground. The label is responsible for releasing seminal tracks like Loefah's 'Disko Rekah', Silkie's 'Headbutt Da Deck' and Quest's 'Deep Inside'. (MixMag article)

 

The 25 Best Dub Techno tracks of all time according to FACT magazine.... we love a list here at #DuskDubs

 

King Tubby and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry likely had no idea exactly what kind of legacy they were crafting as they piped their production stems through a dusty multi-channel mixer and a rack of effects.

(FACT MAGAZINE)

The visionary reggae musician Augustus Pablo was part of a small group of creative souls whose approach to recorded sound indelibly changed the shape of Jamaican popular music, and the repercussions of his ingenuity have echoed far beyond his native land.

 

A truly outstanding practitioner who thrived on innovation, Scientist helped dub reach some of its greatest heights of creativity. He became one of Jamaica’s most sought-after engineers at a very young age, his mixing artistry rising up in tandem with the Roots Radics in the late 70s and early 80s. Because of the incredible dub works he fashioned as an apprentice engineer at King Tubby’s studio, many dub fans consider Scientist to be the last of the classical Jamaican dub mixers, yet his overall contribution to the evolution of reggae is far more multifaceted than most realise.