DUBROOM MP3 REVIEW
WWW, December 2007 - The title of this Podcast is a bit misleading, because it's not just DUB that we can find in the "DUB Box" of our host.
He be forgiven, given the fact that his Podcasts are not usually Reggae-only. But this one is, and it's great!
Digging In The DUB Box contains 16 excellent Reggae titles, titles which you would not expect from a selector who is not specialized in Reggae but rather plays a wide variety of styles and genres.
Jr Delgado's "Famine DUB", for example. Or the opening tune by Al Campbell which is everything but a cover version of the Bob Marley track. In fact, each and every one of the titles in this selection is a killer one in itself.
As said, Simon Burnett's DUB Box contains a little bit more than just DUB. Most titles, though, will come with the DUB version. Excellent DUB versions, too.
Simon Burnett himself is a writer and DJ based in London. He releases music under a variety of names, and DJ's as well. This mix shows, that he knows how to handle his Reggae collection, even though he seems to think it's all DUB.
Everything is played live on vinyl, which doesn't just mean that Simon puts one tune after the other. He actually works on them with a variety of effects and soundscapes with which he brings us from one track into the next and sometimes simply enhances the mix a little bit, but not too much.
The mark of a skillful DJ who knows how to mix his Reggae, even though he calls it all DUB.
01. al campbell - jamming
02. freddie mcgregor - leave yah/dub
03. tony tuff - no warrior/version
04. shane tuff - can't take no more/version
05. yami bolo - it's not surprising/version
06. horace andy - i'm alright / big youth - can you keep a secret
07. melody maker / jah woosh cut
08. rise again / bushman cut / version
09. fraction of jah action - give love a try
10. jnr delgado - famine dub
11. dub judah - tena / version
12. revolutionaries - kunta kinte
13. eek a mouse - tell them / version
14. roman stewart - no peace / version
15. israel vibration - lift up your conscience / version
16. third world - dem man deh