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
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...
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...