They actually still exist Dub-Albums preceded by an original vowel counterpart. We are talking about "Card Dub“(Honest Music) that DubAlbum one Christos DC, an American multi-instrumentalist with Greek roots. Both for the vocal parts of the vocal album "Tessera" and for the Dub-Mixes, Christos DC invited tons of illustrious guests and the great thing is, everyone made a fantastic contribution. Of the total of 12 tracks on the 2017 album, five were left to Laurent “Tippy I” Alfred to do the mixing. He does - as always (e.g. Dub Chronicles, Akae Beka) - his thing is perfect and delivers stripped down tracks with rich bass and drums. The relaxed “What Is Happening Dub“Convinces with the ethereal vowel fragments of an Akae Beka (Vaughn Benjamin) and the effects floating above the lush riddims. Overall, I like everyone Dubs that were created under the care of Tippy I. But also all other sound engineers, such as B. Mad Professor (GB), Jah Servant (CDN), Dub Architect (USA), Paolo Baldini (I), Mr. B (CH) inspire with good craftsmanship and all deliver gripping, very relaxed Dubs - possibly too relaxed for some. Paolo Baldini (Ex-Africa Unite) was given “Boots & Tie” for editing. The riddim from 1980 is unmistakably from Sly & Robbie. Paolo Baldini mixes the “Boots & Tie Dub“Like he's always been part of the taxi gang. The crisp mix is actually reminiscent of the early work of a scientist. With “Desperate Dub“, A Nina Simone Original, is what Canada-based Jah Servant (Mark Giles) demonstrates.
Christos DC's “Tessera Dub“Inspires me on all levels. A brilliant work, the most diverse Dubs represented from different regions of the world and yet shines as a self-contained complete work. My respect goes to everyone who was involved in this project and who put together such a varied album.