ROIR has a storied tradition of releasing reggae & dub, with over 25 years of working with both established and unknown acts who have that unusual quality that springboards them to wider recognition. Essential Dub is a healthy sampling (taken from currently available ROIR releases) which showcases the diversity of the genre.
Dub has been instrumental in shaping the current musical climate, helping to redefine the engineer/producer’s role in the process. Musicians as diverse as the Gorillaz, Massive Attack, Sublime, and No Doubt have been effected by Dub’s long reach as have heroes of yore: The Clash, Adrian Sherwood, The Slits, Brian Eno, & PIL to name only a handful.
We bring you the future as well as the past-- heavy on the bass-- this should be felt by every sinew in your body. A perfect release for summer coinciding nicely with all the reggae tours & summer festivals.
1. Dub Out - Oku Onuora, "Dubbin’ Away"
2. Truth and Right - Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus, "Rastafari Dub"
3. Drive By Dub - Dub Trio, "Exploring The Dangers Of…"
4. East Of Jaro - Bush Chemists, "Raw Raw Dub"
5. Leaving Babylon - Bad Brains, "Bad Brains"
6. Bassie Dub I - Twilight Circus, "Dub From The Secret Vaults"
7. Space-Time Paradox - Bill Laswell, "Version 2 Version"
8. Sensimellia - Dr. Israel, "Patterns Of War"
9. Acoustic Dub - Niney The Observer, "Observer Attack Dub"
10. Africa/Ethiopia - Alpha & Omega, "Sound System Dub"
11. Anittoo - Terrorists, "Forces 1977-1982"
12. Turbo Auto Drive - Badawi, "Bedouin Soundclash"
13. Jackson Park - Phase Selector Sound, "Disassemble Dub"
14. New Day - 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, "Hillside Airstrip"