Box of Dub 2: Dubstep and Future Dub – Review

nice little review of Box of Dub 2: Dubstep and Future Dub
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This compilation couldn’t have come at a better time for me, as I’ve been having a love affair with dub music for the last year. Dub music’s palpable low end, flirtation with negative space, and fascination with studio technology can turn even the most mundane source material into a relaxing yet disorienting listen. Since witnessing dub legend Lee “Scratch” Perry’s hilariously slapdash, yet oddly compelling, performance at last year’s South by Southwest festival, I’ve procured as many of his most renowned albums as I possibly could, given his vast discography and my meager budget. I eventually branched out from Perry’s oeuvre to investigate the works of his contemporaries (Augustus Pablo, Keith Hudson) and his artistic descendants (Scientist, Mad Professor). I had no clue, though, where to look for good 21st century dub.

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