ROOTS OF DUB FUNK 5. Artist: Various. Label: Tanty Records
Artist: Various Label: Tanty Records
ROOTS OF DUB FUNK 5 - POWER OF THE DUB
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1: SECRET SELECTOR DUB - MAKA RON FEAT JAREX
2: RIGHT PHASE DUB - VIBRONICS
3: FREEMAN DUB - DUB CREATOR NL
4: BUSH GANJA DUB - ALPHA AND OMEGA
5: WAKE UP DUB - BAMJIMBA V MAD PROFESSOR
6: REBEL STYLE - EASTERN DUB TACTIK
7: TECHVEXMASTER - THE TECHNICIAN
8: PRAISING DUB - GROUNDATION FEAT APPLE GABRIEL
9: FIRE IN THE SKIES - 4 SERIES
10: GUIDE I DUB - SOCIAL LIVING SOUNDS
11: D' OXUM DUB - DIGITALDUBS SOUNDSYSTEM
12: I N I RISE - REGGAE REMEDY RIDDIM FEAT PETER BROGGS
13: DANGER DUB - ABASSI ALL STARS/PERCH
14: TCHINB' IN DUB - FAYA DUB
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Review. Firstly, hats off to Tanty Records boss Kelvin R for getting to number 5 in this series. He is I suspect a committed individual that keeps doing what he`s doing motivated by the love of the music, in what is today a hard world for the small specialist labels.
Once again Kelvin has scoured the world for dub in all its flavours. The names may not be familiar to me at least! with the exception of Mad Professor, but, as Kelvin has hand picked them from hundreds of potential tracks, it is guaranteed these are some of choicest cuts around. All styles are represented here: jazzy, African, old school, high steppers, low super stoners and unsurprisingly funky.
Always drawn, as I am, to the slower end of the bpm scale, the opener, Secret Selector Dub by Maka Ron feat Jarex from Canada, caught me by surprise with its 120 bpm and had me jigging around the kitchen. This continued with the UK`s Vibronics and their Right Phase Dub. However, normal service was resumed by the Bamjimba Vs Mad Professor on the 72 bpm acid squelch infused Wake Up Dub.
There are plenty of stand out tracks amongst the pleasing diversity including: the languorous Praising Dub, complete with delicious hammond organ echoing the Wailers classic sound; a track from 4 Series UK called Fire In the Skies; Sweden`s Social Living Sounds with Guide I Dub; I n I Rise from France`s Reggae Remedy Riddim Section features some slinky brass and reminds me a perfect outdoor community festival - sunshine, smiles and a distinctive buddy aroma carried on a gentle breeze; Abassi All Stars with their Danger Dub wouldn`t have sounded out of place in a Don Letts set at the Roxy in the mid 70s; finally, and most off kilter, is Tchinb` in Dub by French outfit Fatya Dub is a track that could have been written as a TV sleuth theme from the late sixties albeit set in Kingston! Stay with me on this one! - jazzy flutes, vibes, a back bone of trombone and cheeky Mr Benn-like melody would have made this one a surefire contender for top TV themes 1971 on the mfp label.
Criticisms are slight and for dub aficionados, well for anyone for that matter, Roots of Dub Funk 5 doesn`t disappoint and is proably the best in the series.
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Dub has always been in touch with a certain considered spiritual expressiveness thanks in no small part to its foundation borne from its religious and suffererï¿½s roots from Reggae music.
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