"ONLINE DUB ARTISTS (4)" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)
WWW, April 5 2009 - A few months after I put a Real Audio file on the Dubroom, back in 1997, I was introduced to the MP3 phenomena. It was in a discussion on Usenet, a part of Internet that is forgotten by most.
You can imagine the nature of the discussion. People were predicting the end of the music industry, which obviously drew my attention.
A little while later, I discovered a small website called "MP3.com". It had the possibility for artists, to upload their music in MP3 format so that others could download it.
I was not the first Reggae Artist on MP3.com, but I think I could very well have been the first DUB producer over there. In any way, I was among the first and this enabled me to observe the rise of the Online Artist phenomenon, a phenomenon that has taken a strong position in Cyberspace.
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 5: DELUSIONS
A great introduction roll, some pretty touching horn themes, and some excellent filtering of the bass along with a lot of strategically placed echo's and other effects symbolize the cool runnings of a Truth Lover who knows how to recognize the trickster one more time.
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.
HATMAN - TONKA DUB
After the introduction roll and a couple of synthesizers, the echo's start coming, building up tension: the building continues when the drums drop in and out, in what is a real piece of mixing art.