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Thousands of miles away from sunny Jamaica, a loose collective of Berlin producers jump-started the style of music known as Experimental Dub. If the scene was centered at all, it occurred at Hard Wax Records, a record store as well as a tight distribution company that was home to several of the style's crucial labels (Basic Channel, Chain Reaction, Imbalance) and producers (Maurizio, Mark Ernestus, Porter Ricks, Pole, Monolake). Indebted to Chicago acid house and minimalist Detroit techno figures like Jeff Mills, Rob Hood, and Plastikman, experimental dub was rather easily characterized; the sound usually focused on a mix of crackling, murky atmospheres that sounded almost subaquatic, with a midtempo beat and strong, clanging percussion. The similarities to classic Jamaican dub producers King Tubby and Lee "Scratch" Perry were indirect at best, but the term worked well for identifying the signature sound of many of Germany's best experimental producers. Other than the Basic Channel camp, experimental dub's most important figures were Mike Ink (aka Wolfgang Voigt) and Thomas Brinkmann. Ink, a longtime Berlin producer responsible for more than a half-dozen aliases and labels, did most of his important work on the Profan and Studio 1 labels. Brinkmann, a comparative newcomer to the style, earned praise for his remixes of material by Ink and Plastikman. Experimental dub, in turn, inspired several major techno figures (including Plastikman and Mills) by the late '90s, and its influence was even seen in American indie rock and post-rock.

Experimental Dub Artists Highlights

Monolake
Monolake
The Bug
The Bug
Pole
Pole
Thomas Brinkmann
Thomas Brinkmann
Porter Ricks
Porter Ricks
HiM
HiM

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Experimental Dub Album Highlights

Biokinetics
Porter Ricks
Biokinetics
BCD
Basic Channel
BCD
Hongkong
Monolake
Hongkong
Angels & Devils
The Bug
Angels & Devils
Maurizio
Maurizio
Maurizio
Maßstab 1:5
M:I:5
Maßstab 1:5

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Experimental Dub Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Phylyps Trak
Basic Channel
Quadrant Dub I
Basic Channel
Pietola Vladislav Delay
Fuck You The Bug
Cybotron Bill Laswell
Cyan
Monolake
I'll Take Care of U Jamie xx / Gil Scott-Heron
Loplop
Thomas Brinkmann
Blue to Black The Bug
Frost Monolake

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