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Dub: More Bass Culture

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Metro's Dub: More Bass Culture gathers '70s dub from some of the style's luminaries, including Lee Perry & the Upsetters, the Scientist, and King Tubby, whose music makes up the vast majority of this collection. His tracks include the playful "Borderline Dub [Ali Baba Version]" and "Cut Through Dub," as well as the darker and more menacing-sounding "Assassin Dub" and "Isolation Dub." "A Mek Rhythm Run Dub," a collaboration with Dennis Brown, and "Dreadful Dub," which features Gregory Isaacs, are some of the other highlights of King Tubby's work here. Perry's "Kojak" and "Bush Weed" reflect his more extreme version of dub, while the Scientist's "Counter Intelligence Dub" reflects his position as one of Perry's protégés. To be an ideal dub retrospective, Dub: More Bass Culture would have more diversity, but it's still worthwhile, especially for King Tubby fans.

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