Like the son (see “A Double Dose of Dub“), This is how the father measures his Dub-Power with a sound system: "Mad Professor Meets Channel One Sound System“(Ariwa). Even if the crazy professor is no longer as brilliant as he was at the beginning of his career, he is one of my favorites. And the Channel One Sound System is beyond reproach anyway. His confident old school attitude and of course his timelessly good ones Dub-Selections made me love the veteran sound system. So I was really excited about this album, which is dedicated to the clash of my favorite titans. Well, and as it is always the case with expectations that are too high: what is eagerly awaited can rarely do justice to them. So here too: Mad Professor delivers five sovereign Dubs off. Once again wonderfully arranged and mixed - but unfortunately too weak in terms of the rhythm base. The intensity, the ingenious bassline and the strong melody are simply missing here. In a word: the magic is missing. Mikey Dread from Channel One is a little more powerful, cranking up the bass and concentrating his Dubs stronger. But that doesn't go far enough for me either. Anyone who has already experienced Channel One live will hardly believe it: The Dubs on this album seem too light, too playful, yes, too old school, because actually the sound fits better into Jamaica in the 1970s than in the UK in 2016. And so it happens to me all too often when listening to the album that my thoughts digress and the music fades into the background. It fails to attract my attention, arouse my curiosity, and cast a spell over me. I would definitely have wished for the Clash of the Titans to be more spectacular. However: the cover is great!