Principal's: Treacherous Dub

One aspect that I consider Dub especially love is that Dub is a real world music. Developed in Jamaica, will Dub meanwhile produced all over the world, whereby no single nation is in the foreground - like the UK 25 years ago quite clearly. At best, it could be said that most Dubs are produced in Europe, followed by the USA, Asia and unfortunately with Jamaica at the bottom. Denmark is now also shooting itself with Principal Dub-Nations. Behind the name is Rasmus Allin, the one with "Treacherous Dub" (Stereo Royal) Dub-Debut submits. The now 50-year-old Dane's workplace is the music studio, where he has been working as a musician, songwriter and producer for the Danish music industry since the 1990s. Inspired by the British trip hop and drum 'n' bass scene, he discovered the classic Jamaican Dub by King Tubby, Lee Perry, Augustus Pablo, Scientist and other heroes. “I've spent endless hours in the studio listening to the sound of the Dub-Originators, "he says," Tape delays, filter boxes and other analog effects devices - I haven't left anything out. "Which brings him into the crowd of countless others Dub-Producers (like. z. B. Prince Fatty, Roberto Sanchez or Alborosie), those of the sound mysticism age Dub- Tracking down productions. It is therefore not surprising that “Treacherous Dub“In a classic sound guise Dubs is dressed. But the reproduction is scruffier Dub-Sounds isn't the only quality of the album. Allin confidently strings together ten powerful productions - albeit fairly short with an average of only three minutes playing time. No space-consuming X versions of a track (instrumental, Dub, Remix, etc.), but all original compositions in which he also recorded (almost) all of the instrumental tracks himself. The sound is really schizophrenic: powerful-dynamic and scruffy-analog at the same time. But that's how it has to be. Cleverly arranged and smartly mixed, sometimes with a touch of jazz with charming guitar sounds á la Ernest Ranglin, sometimes stripped to the bone, but always exciting and surprising. I can only say: Rasmus Allin - Welcome to the club.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

2 responses to “Principal's: Treacherous Dub"

The description of his apprenticeship totally reminds me of Twilight Circus. Which I think I discovered with you too: D Before I check out this release, I wanted to know: In Jamaica there is hardly any Dub produced? Reggae also not? So that's kind of ... shocking. Thank god so many other producers are infected! Has there ever been an article with you? I really care ...

Hi Doc

“In Jamaica there is hardly any Dub produced? Reggae also not? "
Can you leave it like that, the emphasis is on "hardly" and if ... then it is more of something produced and rehearsed in Jamaica Dub-Album by a European (z. B. Alborosia).

"Has there ever been an article with you?"
Not that I know. The subject is occasionally mentioned in a review.

Well, that's how times change. When I started to be interested in reggae and everything related to it, people turned up their noses when an album didn't come from the motherland of reggae. Even English bands (Steel Pulse, Aswad, Misty In Roots and others) were viewed extremely critically and had to be twice as good as the originals from Jamaica to get the recognition they deserved. Bands from other countries / continents (America, Africa, etc.) were only a copy of the original and were not noticed by the majority or were mildly ridiculed. Today one is very careful when the work or the band comes from Jamaica. With roots reggae it was pretty poor there for almost decades, but the last few years have seen a trend reversal.

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