Nice bit of Mr Perry “the creator of dub” he he… Dubbing around Dublin, in Stephen’s Green talking to the ducks, in the pub having a swift one.
Seems like Guinness got the man to do a bunch of these ads, is it just me or doesn’t seem like an easy job for the copywriter?
“Eh… Lee… waddya think about ehhh dem Aliens then Lee?”
Check out dub creating and version mixing over at Anchormix.com :
“…The goal was to pay tribute to two dub heavyweights while using the songs as elements themselves and weaving in the vocal talents of Omnibus MC. In a four-round clash, DJ’s Andren and Scott Allen took turns re-mixing, looping and dubbing each track into a brand new song.Our modern take on dub is to remix the dub tracks on the fly and create a ‘dub soundscape’ that, when mixed with live vocals provides a live element that can never be recreated.”
Uncarved.org has a great interview with Lee “Scratch” Perry by Danny Kelly. There’s a brilliant quote where Mr Perry claims ‘dub’ for his own “To be fair and speak the truth, it wasn’t I and Tubby who brought about dub, but I alone! In those days Tubby had a sound system and he wanted dubs for it from me. He’d come to Randy’s studio where I worked at the time and spend days watching me messing about with the controls. As my dubs got famous and people like them, so Tubby try mixing up a few sides of his own.”
ccMixter is a great resource for dub heads worldwide. Allowing the use and re-use – edit – re-edit, mashup and remix to a community that wants it.
“ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes and audio samples licensed under Creative Commons. The CC license means you can legally download, sample, and remix the music on this site and share the results with anyone, anywhere, anytime. You can also upload your original songs to ccMixter so that other people can remix your work. Download, sample, cut-up, and share — ccMixter lets you interact with music in whatever way you want.”
The Tape Beatles & UBU Web and PhonoStatic have made a complete digital archive of their releases. The Tape Beatles ” are a collaboration of varying membership that make music and audio art recordings,”expanded cinema” performances, videos, printed publications, and works in other media. They work under the aegis of Public Works Productions. ” Ubu web also features an enormous and extensive MP3 Archive of sound poetry and other weird stuff.