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19 questions to: Dub Spencer & Trance Hill

Your name: Philipp Greter (keyboardist and producer of Dub Spencer & Trance Hill)
You live in: Lucerne (Switzerland)
Title of your last album: William S. Burroughs IN DUB - conducted by Dub Spencer & Trance Hill (Echo Beach 2014)

What is your definition of Dub?
The following characteristics define for me "Dub"
• off-beat feeling
• no clear song structures
• played very reduced
• Little or no singing
• Enriched with effects, so that the listener can immerse himself in the music.
The real environment can sometimes rapture. I love it when, while listening, one suddenly doubts whether a sound is coming from the speakers or whether it comes from a chirping bird on the windowsill.

What about a good one Dub indispensable?
A deep, warm bass sound.

What distinguishes a good from a bad Dub?
You should hear the handwriting of the producer or the band. Therein lies the difficulty and the art. There are many Dub-Tracks that sound just too random.

How would you your Dub-Describe style?
As I did above the "Dub“With a psychedelic twist. The distorted guitar sound of Markus Meier, which is actually in the Dub rather atypical and rare. Furthermore, the absolutely deep bass sound of Marcel Stalder and the virtuosity of the drummer Julian Dillier.

How does the creation process of a typical Dub-Tracks from you guys?
We play everything live and together in day and night-long recording sessions. The material is then passed through the Dubwolf shot (it's in my little home studio at home). And already done.

When are you with one of you produced Dub satisfied?
Well, that's one of the things ... If it sounds good to my ears, I'm happy. Usually only when the date has come to deliver the material ;-)

What are your personal Dub-Top 5 albums?
Augustus Pablo and King Tubby: Rockers meets King Tubby in a Firehouse
The Upsetters: Blackboard Jungle Dub
Jackie Mittoo: Champion in the arena
Rhythm & Sound: The Versions
Trentemøller: The last resort
Understood: There are hundreds of others who belong here too ...

Who is the greatest for you Dub-Artist of all time?
King Tubby. Co-inventor of the Dub. With the limited resources available to him, he conjured up great recordings!

And who is currently the most interesting Dub-Artist?
Umberto Echo. Live at the mixer and as a studio producer. Absolute cream! That's why we love working with him so much (he is of course an exceptionally fine guy too ;-).

What is the musically most interesting decade for you? Why?
Now and the future. Because we don't yet know what's coming.

What is your current favorite album?
Unfortunately, I'm not exactly up to date ... The productions of Aldub I like it very much, as well as the Blood and Fire samplers.

Can you make a living with music?
In part ... As a used car dealer you would probably earn better ;-)

Which artist would you like to work with?
Unfortunately all of them died.

What is your particular strength?
Our strength lies in the collective. As a live band, we always manage to pull people away who actually don't know anything Dub- Have music on your hat.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
To have no limits and to inspire people!

What do you dread in the studio?
When the technology doesn't work and when the beer runs out ...

When you're not at Dubs screwing, what is your favorite thing to do then?
Family outings ;-)

What is the current state of health of Dub?
I have to ask the doctor. Surely already old and frail. But we live longer and longer. Every now and then a lift, then it's okay.

How do you see the future of Dub?
As long as I live he lives too Dub, afterwards it's my sausage.

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