Various Artists / Essential Dub
Album: Essential Dub   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists   Added:May 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-05-27 Pull Date: 2007-07-29 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 24 Jun 17 Jun 10
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 2 1 5 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 05, 2009: New World Disorder
Space-Time Paradox
4. Oct 02, 2007: 4 0clock socks
Leaving Babylon
2. Jun 07, 2008: New World Disorder
Dub Out
5. Jul 28, 2007: New World Disorder
Acoustic Dub
3. Feb 08, 2008: 6ft underground
Leaving Babylon
6. Jul 21, 2007: New World Disorder
Acoustic Dub

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-05-29
[coll]: Essential Dub
Reviewed by Sadie O., 5/21/07
Great collection of roots skank dub from the 80’s to present. Most cuts are in a close mid-to-downtempo range, most are classic one-drop beat, but there’s lots of variation of style within those parameters.
No FCCs – very few vocals recognizable (tracks 5 and 8 have actual lyrics). I like 2, 3, 8 and 9 best.
1. 4:50 ***jungle noises for 20 seconds or so, then classic roots dub, quite downtempo, plenty of channels fading in and out.
2. 5:24 ****midtempo upbeat skank with bloopy noises, mostly sparse but with lots of bounce.
3. 4:11 ****random drum intro, fantastic midtempo skank with double-time drum, lots of electronica, bit of melodica. So good it’s silly!
4. 3:54 ***short spoken intro, then sweet midtempo skank with lots of horns, very rootsy.
5. 4:07 ***starts with slight bit of singing, then rather downtempo skank, nice bassline, vocals throughout.
6. 2:15 **electronic noises and squeaks, then very spacey and inscrutable guitar noises over slightly downtempo skank.
7. 6:28 ***electronic intro, then forceful downtempo skank, great bass.
8. 3:39 ****bouncy midtempo skank with singing.
9. 2:53 ****spoken intro, then midtempo soul strut skank. Very old-school, fun.
10. 3:48 **classic rather downtempo skank with melodica, some kind of chimes. Pretty.
11. 4:12 **midtempo skank, with lots of electronica and processed vocals and glitchy bits. Much more “modern” sound.
12. 4:05 **uptempo with double-time handdrums, processed vocals, very “exotic” sound, electronic and trance-y.
13. 4:50 **electronic squeeps, then relaxed midtempo bubble, pretty guitar and electronic squawks.
14. 4:54 ***midtempo bubble, solid bass line, what may be a farfisa.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Oku Onuora Dub Out
2. Ras Michael And The Sons Of Negus Truth And Right
3. Dub Trio Drive By Dub
4. Bush Chemists East Of Jaro
5. Bad Brains Leaving Babylon
6. Twilight Circus Bassie Dub I
7. Bill Laswell Space-Time Paradox
8. Dr. Israel Sensimellia
9. Niney The Observer Acoustic Dub
10. Alpha & Omega Africa/Ethiopia
11. Terrorists Anittoo
12. Badawi Turbo Auto Drive
13. Phase Selector Sound Jackson Park
14. 10 Ft. Ganja Plant New Day