the introduction by Macka B, the 8th chapter
in the DUB ME CRAZY series opens up with a
very hard hitting steppers riddim.
The tone is set for yet another
collection of DUB tracks by one of the
masters in the discipline and his mysterious
set of effect devices.
Mad Professor is obviously one of the
masters. It's not just, that he has a superb
sound, it's also that he knows how to
literally transform that sound by taking
instruments and adding effects. It sounds so
easy, but in fact it's not.
DUB engineers play with the dimension
called time. Echo's, for example, have their
own rhythm and that little piece of
knowledge theoretically enables the man
behind the mixing board to change the rhythm
of a tune.
It needs to be said: for those who are
interested in the production of DUB, each
and every DUB album by the Mad Professor
simply is a Master Class in the Art and that
is a thing you definitely feel if you are
just interested in enjoying the music.
Too technical? It doesn't matter. After
all, the result is what counts.
In this case, the result is a collection
of 12 riddims, in various speeds and styles,
mixed in a wide variety of styles. Sometimes
the mix goes subtle, only to be
"disturbed" by a cutting razor
style effect. In other instances filters are
applied where no engineer dares to apply
This Master Class in DUB is definitely
not for producer's ears only, it's an
experience that will make the heart and soul
of every true lover of DUB rejoice 12 more