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SCIENTIST AND PRINCE JAMMY - DUB LANDING
When you see a record by the "Auralux" label, you can almost automatically establish that you have a more-than-good Reggae re-release in your hand. 

Take this two-albums-on-one-cd, for example. It  contains some of the better DUB works from the early 1980's. 

It was the time when Rub a Dub or early Dancehall music gained popularity thanks to singers like Barrington Levy and his unforgettable "under mi sensi".

Unfortunately, there's not a Dub from that great track on this album, though. But that doesn't really matter, because this album features the works of the two best known apprentices from the only and only Godfather of DUB, King Tubby.

Another pretty relevant fact is, that Linvall Thompson produced the music on the first part. In Reggae, producing often "simply" means coming with the cash, but Linvall Thompson knew what he was doing as his name is present on a significant portion of Rub a Dub material from the early 1980's.

It was at King Tubby's DUB Studio, that the Scientist and Prince Jammy developed their mixing skills and the music on this album was mixed there, too.

The first half is engineered by Scientist, the second by Prince Jammy. It's very clear, that both men have their own particular way of mixing, each complementing the other. This is kind of special, since they were both using more or less the same equipment: that of King Tubby's himself.

The music they used for the albums is stronger than strong, too. Al Campbell's "JAH Is My Light", for example. Or the Viceroy's "I'm Trying On".

The title Dub Landing, though indicates the end of a period. And in a way, that was true. Originally, the albums were released in a period just before the digital possibilities entered the studio's and Dancehall changed dramatically.

And many people argue, that this marked the end of a DUB era. But we obviously strongly disagree with that. It's a fact, that in these early to mid 1980's DUB took a world tour and landed in several countries where it continues to have a strong following as well as artist base.

Still, it's equally true that Jamaica was no longer the epicenter of DUB since that time. And so, you could say a lot about the title. But best is, to actually get the album and listen for yourself.

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