"ONLINE DUB ARTISTS (1)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)
WWW, April 2 2009 - When King Tubby took his first steps in developing the Art that we now know as DUB, he might have had visions where this would all lead to.
Not only did DUB grow out to be a sub-genre of Reggae, the Art went beyond the realms of Reggae and even stood at the basis of what is now contemporary digital dance music, from Hip Hop to Trance and Techno.
DUB was more than progressive, it was beyond it's time. When the Sequencer was introduced in the studio's, somewhere in the 1980's, it was like made for Reggae, especially DUB Reggae.
The very musical nature of Reggae, the music is built on riddims rather than compositions or songs, was unique. But with the coming of digital technology, we can even say that most of today's music is built on riddims, too, even though these riddims do not necessarily have to be in Reggae Style.
One Love, Give Thanks,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)
The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.
ITEMS FOR THIS EDITION:
From April 1 to April 15, we will be releasing a track per day from the brand new Heartical release "DUB Remnant". Click on the Album Cover to read all about the album, or scroll down to download the track in MP3 or CD Quality Wave Audio!
TRACK 2: DUB REMNANT
The drum and bass give a Nyabinghy feel even though everything is heavily filtered with effects and synthesizers. This is the vibe of the small flock of JAH living in a Babylon, chanting her down in the belly of the beast.
From April 2 to April 12, we will be reviewing each track of the free DUB Vibrations compilation and include links to download the tunes, too. Click on the album cover to read more, or read on to download the reviewed track of today.
SELEKTISAM - ETRE ET AVOIR (PART 1)
An up-tempo, joyous riddim serves as the opening for this interesting compilation. Produced by the riddim maker of the BIG FAMILY SOUND SYSTEM, it sets the tone fe true.