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Joe Ariwa: The Next Generation of Dub!

Like father like son - this fear also applies to Joe Ariwa. While Papa Mad Professor again anniversary celebrates, the son brings his new album "The next generation of Dub!“(Ariwa Sounds) among the people. With such a title, of course, expectations rise - what could that be, the next Dub-Generation, what groundbreaking development has taken place that even tries to compare generations?

I'll make it quick and painless: Nothing, nada, nothing, rien, zero has developed further. Same-same and definitely not different. Joe Ariwa sounds, smells, tastes and acts like Mad Professor - he is, so to speak, the Ariwa generic (but costs the same). There as there the same arrangements, sounds and effects, even the trademark of the crazy professor, the famous bass fart (for lack of a more appropriate name), is used extensively. There's nothing new to report in terms of sound either: the reviewer's ears bleed on both sides.

So who is a fan of Mad Professor's DubViews is, can be happy: There is now more of the same! Anyone who expected something different or a further development will be disappointed: Standstill is the motto. “The next generation of Dub“Has to take place elsewhere.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

9 responses to “Joe Ariwa: The Next Generation of Dub"

Moin gtkriz and everyone DubHeads and DeadHeads ;-) ... ..

Just so that the impression doesn't arise that I would generally want to contradict this, I'll first agree with you in all details, gtkriz.
Especially under the title “The Next Generation …… you expect something like a kickstart with spinning tires …… .. or you step on the clutch and full throttle at the same time and then …… .. well, you know ;-)
Oh no, first of all about the term “bass fart” !!! It's tough but warm! It was a bit delayed but I have a long sip of coffee here
sniffed into my office. I had just choked back quite normally, but shortly before I had to laugh really heartily at the term. How good that I don't have any coffee right now
had in the mouth, otherwise it would not have stayed with a cap ...
Ok, the foot has now been wiped away.
Shortly before Christmas I just had the “Sons Of Dub"With Ashanty Selah as vinyl (!) And because I feel the" Joe Ariwa problem "is very similar to you, I made a little experiment with myself. I turned the pane back and forth until I no longer knew whether the A or B side was up. I wanted to check
whether I can distinguish the styles well and yes, it wasn't difficult for me in the least. I like the Ahanty site a lot better. But Joe also has a really good one on his side. Sometimes I have the feeling that some - especially those who produce in Hanglan - are under pressure. A Joe Ariwa probably doesn't want that either DubHotter - like with Manasseh and Adrian Sherwood leaving the hall, only to then be hit on the cheeks again with steppers in a further hall. In the spirit of Christianity, according to the motto, if you get one on your cheek, then hold out the other too ...... .. In this respect, you shouldn't overtax the whole "next generation",
by becoming sophisticated DubThinks up arrangements. Fyaahhh !!!
Actually, I didn't want to listen to this Joe Ariwa record anymore, because your review really didn't promise anything new. But then I did have a little bit of curiosity and yes, everything is as you describe it. I only see an increase in the riddims. Anyway, I really like over half of the riddims. They are by no means an increase in the direction of the “next generation” but I feel the increase in the form of a “return to good grooves”. For me the parts groove and really well, I have to say. In fact, I'm inclined to say this is the best I've heard from Joe Ariwa so far. Not to bitch or because I like to object, but because I really feel that way.

"Who Knows the True Secret Of the MasterTape" ……………………… lemmi

If the review made you want to listen to the album, it did its job fully and completely ... which makes me very happy, lemmi.

I mean a good riddim doesn't make a good one Dub. A riddim reflects a mood, the vocal version tells a story, the Dub in a sense continues the story and gives it a new spin. This is my personal essence, a King Tubby, for example, has mastered it imo. It is not enough for me to arbitrarily turn the controller up and down or to use this or that effect without meaning. But that's exactly what I see with Joe Ariwa and many other mixing engineers. Although you have to say that they sometimes have completely different goals ... and rightfully so. But then that's considered more conservative Dubhead no longer my thing.

I also find the title of the album misleading. “The next generation of Dub! ”Is more related to the family relationship, maybe it's just simple boasting. In any case, it aroused an expectation in me that was unfortunately not fulfilled.

“I mean a good riddim doesn't make a good riddim Dub. "

I see it the same way. But for me a good riddim is completely without it DubEffects still rather than a bad riddim with the full spectrum DubEffects.

"At first you need a good riddim to make a good Dub. ”Not just his“ definition ”of Dub, but also his views are a fact for me. He's my undisputed one Dubhero, even if he has already built terrible riddims himself. There are "things" by Adrian that I no longer listen to "on principle" because the riddim comes across as downright unmusical to me. He can insert his (my) favorite effects as often as he wants. If these parts would work, I would also move one hall further. Then dear steppers!
There was this annoying drum and bass / jungle time. Adrian Sherwood did a set in ( Dub ) Tent at the Summerjam. At first everything exactly as I expected. I was in DubNirvana !!!
In the last third it felt like it started with this (I write here only about my feelings) caustic jungle shit. From then on, with my arms crossed in front of him,
Slightly shifted to the side, stiff as a stick and deadly bored with a lousy face. We even had eye contact but I didn't see how to make a good face to these (again from my point of view) shitty riddims. Drum and bass as well as jungle are a musical accident for me!

Hopefully, this little story illustrates how important riddims are to me. Of course, I can only answer for myself what a good riddim is.

Whether jungle / drum and bass is really a musical accident remains in the "ear of every listener" or in the eye of the beholder. But I had a lot of fun being able to verbally take revenge on this (shitty) rhythm. Where is the rhythm actually? I only take an uncontrolled twitch.

May I say it again Drum and Bass - shitty rhythm - where I never have to go!

Thanks ! That felt good ! ……………………… .. lemmi

Well servus lemmi, you gave it to AS, back then at the Summerjam :-) I only heard one set from him myself - it was ok, but not sparkling. And I didn't know a single tune of it. He did play a version of Bowie's "Starman" though, which I thought was pretty cool.

I thought D&B / Jungle (who knows the difference or is the same-same?) Funny when Gerneral Levy's “Incredible” came out. But that's about it ... I'm too laid-back for that.

"D&B / Jungle (who knows the difference or is the same-same?)"

One is solid, the other is liquid. But both have the same origin ;-)

Sorry René! Didn't want to stab you in the back but I just couldn't help myself now ;-)

It's just kidding (with a serious background) ……………………. lemmi

I've seen AS several times. Finally on a sound system DubEvent in Wales. However, there he was at a loss (most of the visitors left the hall) because the pieces he played were too complicated. I can even understand that as part of an event dominated by steppers. Otherwise, the complexity of his arrangements is exactly what defines the quality of AS's music.

Regarding Jungle, I have to say that I've just rediscovered the style in the last few months. I was a big fan in the 90s and I still like the wild and intricate rhythms. Either it's just my selective perception, or Jungle is experiencing a little revival right now. Interesting new album: https://songwhip.com/rcola/the-rolla

And do you already know my jungle blog? ;-) Small joke!

Be careful with the domains, René: jungeblog.de, riddimblog.de, rootsblog.de, echoblog.de, reverbblog.de, mixingboard.de, cultchablog.de, dubwizeblog.de, reggaeblog.de, versionblog.de, renèblog.de and wynandsblog.de and lemmiblog.de I have all secured. It cost a lot of money. All mine, mine, mine :-)

High René!

I hope you are not angry with me that I “troll” a little against jungle here. I just don't remember the material well.

What did Helmut Philipps say when you find an album "interesting"?

Well, I listened to "The Rolla" because Jungle has certain elements of it Dub contains. The jungle riddims are for the most part even rhythmically understandable for me. I mainly know Jungle / Drum & Bass like I did with "Play Spy", where
I get rhythmically something like ventricular fibrillation.

Yes, even an Adrian Sherwood has to adapt to people's tastes and serve several styles. Most people are so “open minded”, only when it comes to reggae they stay pretty buttoned up.

"It's a jungle out there" ……………………… lemmi

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