Dub Congress / Down In Santa Cruz
Album: Down In Santa Cruz   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Dub Congress   Added:Oct 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-11-20 Pull Date: 2006-01-22 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 8 Jan 1 Dec 25 Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 2 2 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 25, 2016: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Sweatpants!
One Life
4. Aug 19, 2010: Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
Like A Seed
2. Sep 24, 2013: Good Day Sunshine
Like A Seed
5. Jun 21, 2006: DUBDUBDUB
Congress Dub
3. Dec 01, 2010: Getting Over the Hump!
Like A Seed
6. Mar 15, 2006: The Dub Space
The Hop

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2005-11-11
Dub Congress – Down in Santa Cruz (Large Scale)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/11/05
Santa Cruz white reggae band – with nice phat production. Having lived in SC during the heyday of the hippy stoner reggae band era (think Grateful Dead with one-drop), I was prepared for this CD to suck, but it’s not only competent and credible musically but well produced with thick layers of music on most tracks. Similar in sound to reggae coming out of Germany these days. A few duff tracks, but a few real standouts and positive overall.
FCC: track 8 “that’s fucked up” “shit’s going down”
I like 7, 12, and 15 best. I don’t recommend 10 and 14.
1. MC introduces band in concert
2. **downtempo, reverby, cool alto sax, militant sound
3. midtempo, full horn section, all about Santa Cruz, sweet and beachy on the surface, but actually funny and a bit sarcastic.
4. *midtempo bubble with reverb and flute, toast about pot bust with Dr. Alimantado-like delivery.
5. *downtempo dub of the above. Good and dubby, mostly riddim section with random noises and a ton of reverb.
6. horn section/melodica intro to track 7 take it or leave it – fine either way.
7. ***wah wah! Midtempo, sound goofy and phat at the same time. Sweet singing. Crucial dub towards end, long fade.
8. **FCC. random start with helicopter noises, cool rap, militant sound, scratch ‘n’ horns, funky. Gets random again at end.
9. **downtempo, sweet-sounding bubble with a fair bit of dub. Impassioned singing about bloodshed. Slow fade.
10. downtempo, almost smooth jazz. Rather groovy rap. Odd transition to another groove a minute from end.
11. strong one-drop in praise of pot (hippy stoners will never die…) Somewhat goofy lyrics.
12. ***Dub of track 11. Much better with less singing and more weird noises!
13. **“Hey! Why are we having this party?” Spare music, funny rap. Goofy and fun in a good way.
14. downtempo, too sweet love song – I couldn’t make it through this one. You need a high saccharine tolerance.
15. ***midtempo dubby dub dub of track 2, good bounce and burble.
16. **rubber band dub of track 3.

Track Listing
1. Rocky   9. Too Much Blood
2. Dub Congress   10. Like A Seed
3. Santa Cruz Again   11. Bubbler's Delight
4. Come In Peace   12. Dubbler's Delight
5. Dub In Peace   13. The Hop
6. One Intro   14. Cry On My Shoulder
7. One Life   15. Congress Dub
8. Drug War   16. Santa Cruz Dub