The Techniques

Techniques in Dub

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This is a compilation of stuff from the label that shared this group's name. After Slim Smith left the group, Winston Riley wandered from the studio of Treasure Isle and set up his own label to record the music he was interested in, the groove that held Jamaica captive through the '70s, the heavy-lidded thunder of dub. Such was his rep that many of the island's heavyweights came to play; Sly & Robbie provide the rhythmic heart and players like Jackie Mittoo and Tommy McCook left their thumbprints all over this disc. These are great riffs from the early days of dub, a tad lighter in concept than what oozed from Tubby, a bit gentler in tone than what Scratch would offer later. For those with an interest in the history of the genre, this is nearly essential. For those who just want to groove, this will slide through your brain and hips and set your head to nodding. Beautiful music from the soul of a beautiful man.

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