The title of the album piqued my curiosity: Glitterbeat: Dubs & Versions (Glitterbeat). World music is after Dub my second great passion - how brilliant when an album promises to combine both. A look at the tracklist turned curiosity into pure greed: Dennis Bovell and Mark Ernestus (Rhythm & Sound) were listed as remixers alongside six other names. So: play! Dennis Bovell's remix of the Malian singer Samba Touré then started. A great, ultra-slow piece, characterized by typical Malian vocal harmonies and underlaid by Bovell with a sluggishly rolling bassline and scattered offbeats. What a start! Mark Ernestus has made an Afrobeat recording of Ben Zabo. No trace of reggae anymore, just a few reverb effects left on Dub think. With his rhythm and sound productions in mind, I had promised myself something else. The next remix comes from Schneider TM, who used the same material as Bovell, but came to an absolutely contrary result. His track is characterized by a strongly syncopated electro sound and distorted vocals. Next track is a remix by Shangaan electro producer Tamala. Like Bovell, he gave the original his favorite beat - in his case, Shangaan. I like this new style from South Africa very much - although it is with me Dub & Versions doesn't have much to do. And another great track: Harmonius Thelonius presents a fusion of fast electronic dance music and Afrobeat. Here, too, the question arises: why under the heading "Dubs & Versions “? We have a paradoxical situation here: I am reviewing an Africa Sounds Remix album because I was told the fraudulent label "Dubs & Versions “- but I think the album is so good that I can't bring myself to delete the lyrics. I want you guys Dub- Enthusiasts out there, so warmly recommend them. It doesn't always have to Dub be - even if it says it.