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Selector Dub Narcotics
Various Artists
Selector Dub Narcotics
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #1

In the early '80s, Calvin Johnson, the charming singer from Olympia, Washington's faux-naf, folk-punk group Beat Happening started K, his own record label. Within a few years, K grew into a loose distribution system. The ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Selector Dub Narcotics
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: K. Records
Original Release Date: 5/19/1998
Release Date: 5/19/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Dance Pop, Singer-Songwriters, By Decade, 1990s, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 789856108220

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In the early '80s, Calvin Johnson, the charming singer from Olympia, Washington's faux-naïf, folk-punk group Beat Happening started K, his own record label. Within a few years, K grew into a loose distribution system. The incipient International Pop Underground influenced thousands of bright-eyed garage acts--Nirvana and Beck among 'em. By the 1990s Beat Happening disbanded, and Johnson formed a loose-knit neo-primitivist dub-funk-punk combo, the Dub Narcotic Sound System, and a studio patterned after funky Jamaican studios, Dub Narcotic Studio. Selector Dub Narcotic presents 23 previously unreleased tracks recorded at the studio in the last few years, including Versus, Jon Spencer, Beck, and Nikki McClure. Tunes range from loose, organ-driven hip-hop to party funk, sensuous fake-soul, affected fake-gospel punk rock, and lovely, minimalist Cherry Red-ish pop. --Mike McGonigal
 

CD Reviews

I DO get it and you should too.
06/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Contrary to some belief, Selector Dub Narcotic was just what true fans of the K record groups wanted. This album has a litte bit of every kind of music that the Dub Narcotic Studios and K Records can bring to it's loyal and new fans alike. It is truly a great sampler and a great addition to any collection. Enjoy"