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Dub in the Roots Tradition
Dub in the Roots Tradition
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Scientist
Title: Dub in the Roots Tradition
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blood & Fire Records
Release Date: 5/28/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 783564001224, 4015698491210, 783564001217

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Pure chilled out tune.
jahluv | Hamilton Bermuda | 04/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before I say anything more: This is a DUB album - there are no lyrics and very few human voices ever to be heard. But if you are a fan of relaxed purely chilled-out tune you will appreciate this album. Scientist is the mixing engineer - the way the musical elements blend together on every track is his doing, as are the studio effects that make the songs sound the way they do. The music itself is played by the Roots Radics band, and produced by Errol "Don" "Jah Bible" Mais. You can put this cd on and concentrate, listening to the way the music sounds and taking in the subtle effects and melody. You can also put this on as background music either to let yourself drift away or for a romantic evening with a loved one. You could even pop in the cd and dance to some of the faster riddims. This is ROOTS REGGAE - the OLD STYLE that came about before the newer hip-hop infused dancehall reggae came to prominence. It is the reggae of Bob Marley's heyday and directly afterwards. Anyone who wants some QUALITY roots reggae should check this out. It definately deserves all five stars."
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Messian Dread | Drachten, Fryslan Netherlands | 11/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hopeton Brown was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in the year 1960. But he is better known under the name Scientist. Is there a dubhead that does not know his works at Channel One studios? That Scientist is a real natural talent is proven when you hear his earlier works. Thank you Blood and Fire, for providing the evidence! When he was only 17 years old, he cut some pretty crucial dubs for producer Don Mais and his Roots Tradition label. These tunes were never released on an album before but now we can all hear for ourselves on this album. Scientist goes further there where King Tubby stops. It is incredible when you realize all the dub mixing work on this album is done by hand. No automatic computerized consoles, stricktly Dub Handyworks.Blood and Fire writes: "Another compilation of dubs appearing for the first time ever on album. Producer Don Mais enlisted the talents of the 17-year old Scientist to mix the dub versions for his Roots Tradition label's B-sides. The cuts collected here present a fascinating insight into the young Dubmaster's early efforts, while the rhythms themselves, some played by an embryonic version of Roots Radics, mark the transition point from the reggae styles of the seventies into what would become known as dancehall. ""
Cyan miss DUB
Yohanes Fikre-Selassie | 08/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Scientist compilation hooks from the very first track. DUB lovers know that the Blood & Fire label is producing some of the best discs in the genre right now, and this CD is no exception. Make sure to put this album in your DUB collection."