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Various Artists / Box Of Dub: Dubstep And Future Dub
Album:Box Of Dub: Dubstep And Future Dub Collection:Reggae
Artist:Various Artists Added:08/2007
Label:Soul Jazz Records 

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Add Date:2007-08-26 Pull Date:2007-10-28 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Reggae/World
Week Ending:21 Oct7 Oct30 Sep16 Sep9 Sep2 Sep

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-08-27 
Box of Dub: Dubstep and Future Dub
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/21/07
Dubstep (downtempo electronic dub) collection from Soul Jazz (UK). Most of the riddims involve one-drop, and it’s definitely dub, but definitely several steps off from roots rock Reggae. A few vocals, but mostly very heavily processed, music is generally rather laid-back and more or less trance-y. Electronica and experiemental fans especially should check this.
No FCCs detected, 4 and 12 are especially good.
1. **starts with subtle shuffling syncopation. Slowly adds layers of instrumentation to a slow, slinky skank, stays pretty subtle and low-key.
2. **rather random beats and noises, very reggae-based (but glitchy and processed) singing, but disjointed beats. Very electronic and you can’t dance to it, but pleasant.
3. **extremely low-key keyboards intro, very cool beat after 30 seconds. It and few bits of subtle keyboards are pretty much the track… Ends over a minute shy, comes back with some bass, LONG fade.
4. ****slow but strong dubby skank. Lots of extra percussion and electronics make for a very complex riddim. Love this! Group name is a take off of a classic early dub album.
5. ***random electronics for 15 seconds, then a sort of slow “Stairway to Heaven” beat for a few more seconds, then lots of electronics – does sound very subaqueous, actually. Beat goes in and out with lots of crazy sounds.
6. *electronic hum and beats – nothing remotely analog sounding, except heavily processed vocals in the background. Beat gradually builds elements and partially drowns out the irritating hum. Slow fade.
7. ***random noises intro, somewhat slow and highly syncopated riddim after about 20 secs. I sure can’t dance to this, but it’s fun, with crazy noises. Bits of vocals “You can make it if you try.”
8. *mellow club riddim and bits of female vocals. Fades to almost nothing in middle, comes back same as before.
9. *beats and chords and honks, and tiny bits of vocals barely distinguishable as “guilty”. Slow and sparse.
10. **electronics and slow riddim, processed but understandable male vocals. Cool slithery sounds. Kind of a love song, but creepy. Ending is just bits of electronics.
11. ***classic electronic squeepy noises, trumpet flourishes… downtempo strong skank. Simple and minimalist, but nice.
12. *****random and mellow intro for about half a minute, then slightly downtempo funky electronic skank/march – I LOVE this riddim! It makes me HAPPEEEEE!!

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