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Dub Reggae Essentials

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Hip-O's Dub Reggae Essentials collects classic and contemporary dub reggae tracks, as well as remixes from artists like Thievery Corporation and Kruder & Dorfmeister. The Butch Cassidy Sound System's "Coming Storm," U Roy's "Wake the Town," Yellowman's "Mad Over Me," and King Tubby's "Ethiopian Version" are some of the album's highlights, along with Thievery Corporation's remix of Black Uhuru's "Boof N' Baff N' Biff" and Lee "Scratch" Perry's reworking of the Congos' "Noah's Sugar Pan." A worthwhile compilation that traces dub's origins and widespread influence.

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