Dubblog charts 2020

Looking back, 2020 was definitely not a good year. Luckily the last 12 months provided also some great musical relief: Here are the best Dub- and Instrumental-releases of 2020 - handpicked and carefully chosen by yours truly, the editors of dubblog.

Manasseh meets praise

No. 1 by René

More symphonic Dub. A brave experiment, innovative and perfectly implemented.

Dub Spencer & Trance Hill: Tumultus II

No. 1 by gtkriz

Four Swiss set out to produce the most creative, innovative and technically brilliant album of the year.

Lee "Scratch" Perry: Heavy Rain

No. 1 of Ras Vorbei

Sherwood meets Perry: genius and madness meet. Always a brilliant dream team.

Clive Hunt: Blue Lizzard

No. 2 by René

Great instrumental music from Jamaica. There are only a few producers and musicians left who can deliver this quality.

Manasseh meets praise

No. 2 by gtkriz

An Englishman and a violinist set out to record the most beautiful, but also most melancholy instrumental album of 2020.

Rezin Tooth: Rezin Tooth

No. 2 of Ras Vorbei

Funk and Afrobeat rhythms experience superb Dub-Finishing.

Zenzile Remixed

No. 3 by René

What a variety of styles! If I could only take one album with me to a lonely island, it would be this one!

C Jones meets Ale X: Kalimba is my Telephone in Dub

No. 3 by gtkriz

An Austrian sets out to create a big cross-genre Dub-Album using a small, electrified african instrument.

Dubment: Showcase & Dub Fugues

No. 3 of Ras Vorbei

Swiss Made: A sure guarantee for quality and precision.

Tubby Isiah: Rising High

No. 4 by René

So must steppers!

Dubvisionist meets Dubblestandart & firehouse crew

No. 4 by gtkriz

A German sets out to save a deadborn album and, en passant, gives it atmosphere, style and last but not least: relevance.

Nat Birchall meets Al Breadwinner: Upright Living

No. 4 of Ras Vorbei

A roots rock reggae Dub Album like from another time.

Various Artists: !! Dub !! Dub !! Dub !! Vol. 2

No. 5 by René

The best Dub-Compilation 2020. Curated by Elastica and Zion Train.

Paolo Baldini Dubfiles meets Dubblestandart

No. 5 by gtkriz

An Italian sets out to revive certain lackluster tracks with some heavyweight dub-mixing.

Tara Putra: Obvious Dubvious

No. 5 of Ras Vorbei

Vive la différence!


The Dub Top ten 2019

Wow, what a response! Thank you for your overwhelming participation. You have chosen and this is yours Dub Top Ten 2019:

1. Aldubb: Planets Of Dub Flight. 2
2. Jah Schulz: Railroad versions
3. The Last Poets: Understanding what Dub is
4. J. Robinson (WhoDemSound): More Than Music LP
5. Mato: Classical Dub
6. Ras Teo Meets Lone Ark: Ten Thousand Lions
7. Jim The Boss: Dub In hifi
8. UB40: For the Many (Dub Album)
9. Guiding Star Orchestra: Natural Heights
10. Lee Perry: Heavy Rain


My Dub-Top Ten 2018

1. Teflon Zincfence: Dub Policy
2. Sly and Robbie Meet Dubmatix: Aboutdubbed
3. Dubmatix: King Size Dub Special
4. International Observer: Free from the Dungeons of Dub
5th year Schulz: A railroad session
6.Scientist Meets Hempress Sativa: In Dub
7. Lo-end Dub meets George Palmer: Back to the Roots
8. Richie Phoe: Kingston Connection in Dub
9. Alpha Steppa & Nai-Jah: The great elephant
10. Lightman: Roots


My Dub-Top Ten 2017

1. Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System: Super Ape Returns to Conquer
2. Mad Professor Meets Jah9: In the midst of the storm
3. Irievibrations: Dub Station
4. International Observer: Escape From the Dungeons of Dub
5. Various: King Size Dub - Reggae Germany Downtown - Chapter 3
6. Zion Train: versions
7. Riddim Research Lab: Research program # 1
8. Dub'Ozone: From root to roots Dub
9. Violin Bwoy: Død
10. The Frightnrs: More to Say Versions


My Dub-Top Ten 2016

1. Mad Professor and the Robotics featuring Lee Scratch Perry: Black Ark Classics in Dub
2. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno: 1000 Watts
3. Dub Dynasty: Holy Cow
4. Vin Gordon & The Real Rock Band: Heavenless
5. Radical Guru: Dub Mentalist
6. Brain Damage: Talk the talk
7. Pressed Records: Dub Compilation Vol. 1
8. AMJ Meets RSD: Sky blue love
9. LUKL: Dubs
10. Dub Spencer & Trance Hill: Physical echoes


My Dub-Top Ten 2015

  1. Aldubb: A Timescale of Creation - Symphony No. 1 in Dub minor
  2. Zion Train: Land of the Blind
  3. Blundetto: World of Dub
  4. Vibration Lab: Brass Plant EP
  5. Mad Professor and the Robotics featuring Lee Scratch Perry: Black Ark Classics in Dub
  6. International Observer: Touched
  7. Detroit Boys: Sexy Jamaicans
  8. Imhotep: Kheper Dub
  9. Umberto Echo: The name of the Dub
  10. Dubvisionist: DV IV

My Dub-Top Ten 2014

1. Dubmatix: In Dub
2. Rafters: It's reggae
3. Razoof Jahliya: Dubs & remixes
4. Tomas Hegert: Dub på Svenska
5. Lee "Scratch" Perry: Back on the controls
6. Dubvisionist: King Size Dub Special
7. Alborosia: Dub the system
8. The Senior Allstars: Verbalized and Dubbed
9. Audio type: Op'ra Dub Style
10. Dub Syndicate: Hard food


My Dub Top 10 of 2013

1. Dubmatix: Rebel massive
2. earlyW ~ Rm: Dub Device
3. King Size Dub: Germany Downtown, Chapter 2
4. Lendublikation: Insane Dub Trips
5. Jazzmin Tutum: Share the flame
6. Umberto Echo: Elevator Dubs
7. Abassi All Stars: Dub Conference
8. The Breadwinners: Dubs Unlimited
9. Various: Sound 'n' Pressure Story
10. Dreadsquad: The Riddim Machine Versions


My Dub Top 10 of 2012

1. The Spy From Cairo: Arabicdub
2. Aldubb: Welcome to Bassland
3. Various: Roots Tribe Showcase Vol. 2
4. Miniman: Back to roots
5. Alpha & Omega Meets Dan I: Blessed Are The Poor
6. Ashley: Land Of Dub
7. Brain Damage: Dub Sessions
8. Shaky Norman: Universal love
9. Dubcall: Desolation
10. The Senior Allstars: What Next?


My Dub Top 10 of 2011

1. Dubmatix: Clash Of The Titans
2. Big Finga & Aldubb: Big Dubb
3. Roommate: Studio Dub Transmissions
4. chris Dubflow: Echo stream
5. Various: Dub Zealand
6. Senior Allstars: In Dub
7. Earlyworm: Natty Droid
8. Kanka: Dub Communication
9. Dub Caravan: Nomadic Fusions
10. King Size Dub: On-U Sound - 30 Years Anniversary