Album review
Medicine Dub
Raw Vibes
Ghetto Tech
25 - 08 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. Red Sea
  2. Medicine
  3. Train Man Dub
  4. Ghetto Reunion
  5. Soul Style
  6. Kola Dub
  7. Progress
  8. Peoples Rebellion
  9. Girl Child
  10. Burn Rome
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : - Backing : 4 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3

A particularly interesting self-produced CD entitled "Medicine Dub", comes from Raw Vibes - comprising Johnny "Guitar" Horn, Kevin Okerlund, John "Big Foot" Rodde, Matt Nims and Billy Summers. Inspired by Jamaican dub originators like King Tubby, Prince Jammy and Scientist as well as studio bands like the Aggrovators, the Revolutionaries and the Upsetters, this Seattle based quintet delivers a truly above avarage 10 track album, which is expertly mixed by Hi Fi Killers. Although based upon the traditional Jamaican dub techniques "Medicine Dub" is an innovative as well as fresh and contemporary sounding set from some very good musicians. Dub fans will enjoy the fact that Raw Vibes' musical approach incorporates an intense "drum and bass", but there's also another interesting aspect to this CD. While playing this set from beginning to end it's obvious that every next track complements the previous one to full effect, thus making "Medicine Dub" a true concept album. This set features no boring moments and is recommended to dub fans with an open ear and mind.

Teacher & Mr. T.