Category: dub

Capital Letters | Jamaica Dub

On the excellent Sugar Shack Records, this is a wicked Dub version of the acclaimed Capital Letters album Wolverhampton album dubbed and mixed by Oldwah coming soon on CD and Digital Download – 16TH October 2015

With such fantastic reviews and an equally positive reaction from fans, we decided not to delay any longer with the release of the album’s dub counterpart “Wolverhampton in Dub”. For this version, we shine the spotlight on mixing engineer and Sugar Shack regular Dave ‘Oldwah’ Sandford who was given free reign and has produced something to be proud of.

Dave was really looking forward to mixing this album as in his words; “the quality of the recordings engineered by Noel Brown were superb as was the musicianship from Capital Letters. Even working on the vocal tracks I sort of knew what I was going to do and kept all the ideas locked in my head.” For Dave the dub mixes gave him the opportunity to make something out of the secondary instruments: “The harmless little clav stabs can suddenly be expanded, the mild refrain of a flute can be worked on to become a major part of a track giving an eeriness over a stripped down drum and bass. On “Thanks and Praise” the picking guitar really got to me, so catchy and insistent so it was used to the maximum, making it the featured instrument.”

“I had a free licence, so if I wanted the kick drum to sound like a wrecking ball demolishing a building I could and DID. I wanted the rhythm guitar to kick like a knife, the bass to pound your stomach and the bubble organ to sound like a mutant dragon breathing. On these dubs I just went with what I wanted to hear, of course there are the norms for dub albums, but I wanted to take it further, trying to do things that haven’t been done. That’s a difficult thing to do as the path is well trodden.”




Dubateers | A Decade Of Dub 2005-2015

“Dubateers challenges the definition of UK Dub, its production, and the sound generated LIVE in the dancehall.”

Some previously unreleased tracks and favourites to celebrate 10 years of Dubateers

UK REVIEW: www.jaheire.com/#!Dubateers-A-Dec…c0cf25b8bf7f36b5e

FRENCH REVIEW: www.culturedub.com/blog/dubateers-…-dub-2005-2015/




Linton Haughton ‎| East Of Handsworth

Looking for more details on this track – heavy roots style instrumental

Linton Haughton ‎- East Of Handsworth
Linton Haughton – Take Two

Shield Records
1981



…$WAMI $OUND… | Ceremony of the Summer Solstice

…$WAMI $OUND… Ceremony of the Summer Solstice

WhoDemSound- Anxious Dub
Laktic – Shanki Dub
Aldubb meets Saralene and Longfingah – Refugees
Hollie Cook – Baby (Shoes) Dub
Hollie Cook – That Very Night Dub
Gappy Ranks – Likkle Herb
Sylford Walker – Babylonians (Double Tiger Refix)
Pupajim – Nobody Can Stop We (Dub at the Pub Dubplate)
Mungo’s Hifi – Know Your Roots (Feat Shanti D)
Fish Finger – Concious Dub
Cuttle – Chapter Dub
Zhu – Faded (Acapella)
Machinedrum – Gunshotta (AMIT’s Thug Dub Remix)
Dubamine – Rockers Dub
The 4’20’ Sound- Gwarn 4’20’ Dubplate (feat Brother Culture)
Dubamine vs Alborosie – Legend
Tetra Hydro K, Tom Spirals, Bjork – Ecosse Ton Dub
Maree BASS – Living Dub (Danman vocals)
DTR – Ital March
ODG, El Fata, Yanneck – Jah is my light
WhoDemSound – Lazy Dub
Hollie Cook – Sugar Water Dub




Pablo Raster | Art of Dub

The first video off “Art of Dub” on Elastica Records

Art of Dub is his first solo album as a producer, featuring international artists like Dan I (Imperial Sound Army), Barry Isaacs, MrDill Lion Warriah, Sandro Paradisi, Natty Sly, Valentina Benaglia, Violinbwoy.




Zion Train | Dub Power

Some very positive thoughts from one of the best UK Dub outfits, the one and only Zion Train

My aim is to achieve something positive each day and through an accumulation of positive actions, leave behind a legacy that inspires others to act in that way, whether it be the trees I plant, the music I help make or the children I raise and educate

And an inspiration to any band setting out while John Peel isn’t with us any more there are still many good voices to connect with online and elsewhere that will bring your music forward.

“I bought a one-day bus pass in London, packed some CDs and vinyl in my rucksack and visited as many independent record shops I could get to. Then John Peel played four tracks, and suddenly, we were top of the independents charts.”

Read the rest of the story:

‘Peel played us, suddenly we were top of the charts’




Dawa Hi-Fi | Herbal Dub / Dub (Indica Dubs)

Some mellow dub steppas for this Friday by way of Dawa Hi-Fi, Indica Dubs – part 4 of a 4 part series  available via Indica Dubs – 4 x 7″ for the vinyl collectors.




Roots Garden | Nick Manasseh

A fantastic set of reggae, dub and roots that we come back to over and over. Our reggae #TBT

The great Nick Manasseh on production duties for Roots Garden.




The Disciples | Roots From The Backyard Vaults

A heavy and dubby #TBT (Throwback Thursday) in a dub roots style courtesy of The Disciples




General Theory of Dub | Hippopotomix – Plucked It Up

Two more gems from General Theory of Dub – don’t sleep on these tunes.