released in 1986 as the 6th part of the
crucial Dub Me Crazy series, Schizophrenic
DUB contains 12 superb DUB mixes from the
hands of Neil Fraser aka the Mad Professor.
A document from a time wherein the sound
of Reggae Music was dramatically changing
with the introduction of more and more
Real drums and drum computer are both used
in the production of the riddims on this
album, part 6 of Dub Me Crazy. Analog and
digital effects go very well together as
Short phrases between the tunes, sudden
change of one riddim into the next, short
clips from one tune used in another: when
you think that this was all done in the mid
1980's, you can imagine some of the immense
creativity of the Mad Professor.
It was also a time wherein digital
technology was introduced in the Reggae
studio's more and more, much to the chagrin
of people who feared that all this
"music-from-a-box" would take the
place of creativity and inspiration.
A time wherein cokane was introduced to
Jamaica and caused much more than just the
music to dramatically change as Ronald
Reagan's "War on Drugs" was
practiced throughout the whole of South
In this time, the Mad Professor produced
one crucial album after the other. Just like
he's doing now, still, in January 2008. His
DUB productions are unmatched until today,
while his many releases with a whole army of
vocalists complete an oeuvre which takes a
predominant place in the (hi)story of Reggae
Music as a whole.
Schizophrenic DUB is simply a must-have
for the collector of the better UK DUB, the
better DUB, the better Roots Reggae even!