long horn solo spices up the first DUB of
this 1990 Ariwa release. It's a celebration
to Nelson Mandela and sets the tone for the
rest of this 12 track collection of
Time for DUB ME CRAZY Part 10, which
looks both back and forward.
DUB has more than once been called
"Psychedelic Reggae", and for a
reason. However, the word was more popular
in the 1960's and 1970's as it referred to
spaced out music and various forms of drugs.
The cover and title of Psychedelic DUB is
an obvious hint to that period, but none of
that can be said about the music. The album
was originally released in 1990, and
contains some solid Roots riddims, UK Style.
Cool and deadly here, upfull and joyous
There are many surprise parts throughout
the entire album. Just when you space out a
little too much, there is some flanger over
the drums to wake you up again. The music
can suddenly stop, you hear a phrase and a
next DUB is there.
The album was produced in a time wherein
the Mad Professor was about to jump into the
production of DUB in a more digital style
than he did before. Decades were about to
come, in which Neil Fraser would (and will)
take DUB to an ever deeper dimension. Some
anticipating vibes can also be heard already
on Psychedelic DUB...