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Dubblog charts 2021

It's that time again: for Christmas we'll serve you ours Dub-Top 5 of the past year. As you can see, diversity counts for us. How could it be otherwise with such a multifaceted genre? We look forward to your selection. Write them to us in the comments. Happy Holiday!

Top 5 from René

Late Night Tales Presents Version Excursion Selected by Don Letts

A concept album with cross-over potential. Don Letts presents Dubs of non-reggae songs. Many remixed exclusively by the greats of the genre.

Aldubb & Mr. Glue: Man

I stand experiments. Dub meets German poetry! Weird and very successful.

sumac Dub: Ex-Home Session

Magical, overwhelming, deeply sad, gloomy, heavy and powerful.

Blundetto: Good Good Dub

Sound Almagan made from exotic ingredients with an intense, dense - sometimes quite melancholy - atmosphere.

Jallanzo: Dubam 'It & Luvin' It

One of the few Dub-Albums from Jamaica. But all the better: Crisp, powerful, dynamic and full of ideas.

Top 5 of Ras Vorbei

Lee Scratch Perry meets Daniel Boyle: To drive the Dub Starship through the Horror Zone

The final chord of a musical genius. RIP Rainford Hugh Perry aka Lee Scratch Perry, we will miss you!

Late Night Tales Presents Version Excursion Selected by Don Letts

The "Rebel Dread" gives me a cross-section of my musical socialization in Dub.

The Mikey Dread Show: African Anthem Dubwise (rerelease)

A huge monolith; the one-of-a-kind unmatched to this day.

Kutiman: Wachaga In Dub

"The whole World is Africa," mine Dubious music album for 2021.

New Age Steppers: Avant Gardening

More original, unused, limitless Dub from the ON .U sound archive.

Top 5 from Helmut

Out on the floor Dub

A homage to vinyl, stylistically somewhere between UK steppaz and traditional JamaicanDub. Surprised with a new one Dub an old wailers riddim.

Alborosie: Back-a-yard Dub

More virtuoso, more merciless Dub-Showdown. It was not until the last meter that the Tuff Scout Gorilla was pushed into second place.

Dennis Bovell: Y in Dub

In 1979 Dennis Bovell produced the UK Pop Group's debut. 40 years later he mixes them Dub-Version. Radical! Effectively! And guaranteed reggae-free!

Roots Makers - Karigan meets DM Kahn & Organiks

Online project of an Indonesian drummer living in France and one in Vancouver Dub-Wizzards. Passionate instrumental music with Dubsee subtitle: Rubadub - One drop rockers.

Aswad - A New Chapter Of Dub

On a sad occasion: The new edition with "African Children", "Natural Progression" and the killer bassline of "Dub Fire ". Mixed with Michael "Reuben" Campbell, who passed away at the beginning of December.

Top 5 from gtk

Mungo's Hi Fi - Antidote

Pure joy: Catchy, suspect vocal sprinkles meet ingenious basslines that boom from the speakers like a sound system.

The Dub Chronicles - Simba (Return to the Throne)

The album that deserves the award for the most differentiated and dynamic sound. Chapeau, sound engineer Casey Burnett! 

Papa Dee: Sir Pinkerton Investigates Another Murder in Red Hut Studio

Sneaky Dubs, roaring loudly mixed with a bit of dirt. Embedded in a murderous concept, this results in a… well, a killer album!

Zilla Dan Meets Riwan Pruvot: Starlight Dub

Fresh from France and already in the top 5: A wonderfully relaxed, charmingly awkward journey through the solar system - or: the rehabilitation of the saxophone.

BuffBaff meets Aldubb: Dubs from the BuffBaffTV Sessions

That could have been a lush album, but it comes as a single broadside: rock solid roots tracks in Aldubb accustomed-reliable-conservative Dub-Quality. 

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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 Runaways

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 Dubble standard

No. 5 by gtkriz

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

Tara Putra: Obvious Dubmuch

No. 5 of Ras Vorbei

Vive la difference!

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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. Yes Schulz: Railroad versions
3. The Last Poets: Understand what Dub is
4. J. Robinson (WhoDemSound): More Than Music LP
5. Mate: 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

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My Dub-Top Ten 2018

1. Teflon zinc fence: Dub Policy
2. Sly and Robbie Meet Dubmatrix: Aboutdubbed
3. Dubmatrix: King Size Dub Special
4. International Observers: 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

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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. Irie vibrations: Dub Station
4. International Observers: 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: dod
10 The Frightnrs: More to Say Versions

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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

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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 Observers: Touched
  7. Detroit Boys: Sexy Jamaicans
  8. Imhotep: Kheper Dub
  9. Umberto Echo: The name of the Dub
  10. Dubvisionist: DV IV
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My Dub-Top Ten 2014

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

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My Dub Top 10 of 2013

1. Dubmatrix: Rebel massive
2. earlyW ~ Rm: Dub Device
3. King Size Dub: Germany Downtown, Chapter 2
4. Lendublication: 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 Dread Squad: The Riddim Machine Versions

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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: Country Of Dub
7. Brain Damage: Dub Sessions
8. Shaky Norman: Universal love
9. Dubcall: desolation
10 The Senior All Stars: what next?