Dub (Music subgenre)
Dub is a gerne of music which grew out of reggae music in the 1960s and 1970s. Music in this genre consists predominantly of instrumental remixes of existing recordings and is achieved by manipulating and reshaping the recordings, usually by removing the vocals from an existing music piece and emphasizing the drum and bass parts. The term is also used for this certain technique, that is also used in electronic dance music.
Dub in Features
Music Column | posted 11.06.2021
Records Revisited
Porter Ricks – Biokinetics (1996)
When Porter Ricks released the album »Biokinetics« in 1996, it was more than just a collection of their first 12inches flanked by two bonus tracks. Over 70 minutes, Thomas Köner and Andy Mellwig conveyed a version of dub techno in wide-reaching and finely modulated tracks that no longer mediated between two different musical styles alone, but between the body and the mind. It was a utopian attempt to expand upon tried and tested formulas.
Dub in Reviews
Music Review | posted 20.05.2016
Vivien Goldman
Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982)
The label Staubgold assembles songs by Vivien Goldman on »Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982)«. It was a good time. Open, eager.
Music Review | posted 24.02.2016
Augustus Pablo
Original Rockers
Greensleeves are re-releasing Augustus Pablo’s »Original Rockers«, including impressive bonus material. It’s a good chance to get to know the dub-legend anew.
Music Review | posted 19.02.2016
Horace Andy
In The Light
In 1977, Horace Andy, reggae’s finest falsetto, recorded a twin record by the name of »In The Light« and »In The Light Dub«.
Music Review | posted 21.08.2015
Sinkane x Peaking Lights
Mean Dub EP
For the »Mean Dub EP«, Sinkane has asked Peaking Lights to create dub-versions of some of the tracks on »Mean Love«. Fans of both acts will be happy!
Music Review | posted 28.01.2014
Al Cisneros
Toward Nazareth
There’s something mysterious about this record: Cisneros’ effortlessness and his cool attitude on the one hand and the implied significance and his overall precision on the other hand cancel each other out. Trying to figure out Al Cisneros isn’t easy.
Music Review | posted 14.08.2012
Peaking Lights
Lucifer
»Lucifer, son of the morning« is an extract from a well-known Reggae-tune. Not just the title shows the influence of Reggae and Dub on the second Peaking-Lights album.
Recent Articles
Music Column | posted 23.09.2021
Records Revisited
Primal Scream – Screamadelica (1991)
1991 – what a year for rock music. The albums by Nirvana, Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers released September 24, 1991 made rock become popular again. But »Screamadelica« by Primal Scream changed the whole genre.
Music Review | posted 16.09.2021
Jolly Mare
Epsilon
Mediterranean summer music: You have to imagine the sea of Jolly Mare on »Epsilon« as a cheerful one.
Music Review | posted 16.09.2021
The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
Le-Le
On the threshold of acid jazz, »Le-Le«, by The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble from Philadelphia, was released in 1987. Now comes a reissue.
Music Review | posted 18.09.2021
Hozan Yamamoto & Yu Imai
Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku
The soundtrack to the 1979 film »Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku« composed by Hozan Yamamoto and Yu Imai has now been re-released.
Music Review | posted 20.09.2021
Jan Jelinek
The Raw And The Cooked
With »The Raw And The Cooked«, Jan Jelinek has cooked up a nice soup for us. His work, originally composed for SWR, is now available on vinyl record. Delicious!