In the store | DUB CLUB – MEANING OF DUB
Continuing a classic Reggae tradition of the "one rhythm" LP, where multiple artists bring their own flavor to a single instrumental, Dub Club presents Meaning Of Dub, an album produced by Dub Club's Tom Chasteen.
The limited edition vinyl comes with hand-printed cover, each with a one-of-a-kind silk screened artwork.
UK legend Tippa Irie leads off with the title cut, name checking some Dub warriors like Jah Shaka and Lee Scratch Perry in the process. Jamaican Sound System veterans Trinity, Josey Wales, and Tippa Lee bring some Rasta vibes on their respective turns, as the musical track is flipped a little different each time.
Golden voiced singer Cornell Campbell starts side 2 with a message to all, "Babylon don't give you nothing for free…" followed by up and comer Blackout JA and his paean to Dancehall Everlasting. Up next is possibly the stand-out cut out on the record, transforming the deeply swinging instrumental into a percussive runaway train. Finally Ranking Joe adds his 2 cents to Cornell Campbell's words of wisdom. We conclude with a clean instrumental for DJs and MCs to make their own.
– Tom Chasteen
Mixed inna dub wise fashion by Tom Chasteen at Kingsize Soundlabs. Engineered by Dave Trumfio, Celso Estrada, and Brian Rosemeyer. Album illustration by Gustavo Eandi, design by Jeff Jank, LPs printed by Hit+Run.