Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Rewired! In Dub
Pama Intl Meet Mad Professor
Rockers Revolt
CD
December 4, 2010

Rewired In Dub - Pama International Meet Mad Professor Track list
  1. Justified Dub
  2. Disco Dub
  3. Saviour Dub
  4. Dubstance Dub
  5. Orgon You Don't
  6. Dub I Wait
  7. Questions Dub
  8. Inheritance Dub
  9. I Still Dub You More
  10. Trade It All For Dub
  11. What You Dub Now
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : - Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
'Rewired! In Dub' is an unique project, involving the talents of UK's foremost dub wizard, Neil Fraser aka The Mad Professor and Pama International's crew. This album -- their 8th release -- is the dub version to the critically acclaimed 'Outernational' album.

Since 2001 Pama Intl have been brewing a unique blend of 60's soul, 70's reggae with a 21st century commentary. In 2006 they became the first new band to sign to the legendary Trojan Records in 30 years. The collective's line up has included members from The Specials, Madness, Steel Pulse, Galliano, Lee Perry Band, PWEI, Steel Pulse, Style Council, Bentley Rhythm Ace, The Selecter and collaborations with Dennis Alcapone, Dave & Ansel Collins, Billy Bragg, Groove Corp, Mungos Hi Fi, Michie One, Rico Rodriguez, Derrick Morgan and Dawn Penn.

Mad Professor has been active for more than three decades now, not only as the founder of Ariwa Records, but also producing, remixing, collaborating and releasing thousands of reggae titles including albums from Lee Perry, U Roy, Mikey Dread, Sly & Robbie, Horace Andy, Max Romeo, The Orb, Beats International, Sade, Depeche Mode, Jamiroqui, Rancid, KLF, Beastie Boys and many more. In the mid-90's, Mad Professor's profile increased to global status after remixing Massive Attack. The resulting album "No Protection" went onto sell over 1 million copies.

The Mad Professor has done an excellent job here. 'Rewired! In Dub' has been reconstructed in fine style, but it still remains a Pama Intl album for sure. It's like he has constructed a dub layer above all tunes, thus appending an extra dimension to the songs. If you're familiar with the works of the Mad Professor, you'll know what we we're talking about. Mad Professor's dub style is firmly based in the rich Jamaican tradition, referring to established names like King Tubby, Scientist and Lee 'Scratch' Perry, so you won't get surprised here. Yet, he has managed to create a contemporary sound here, that will please 'old skool' dub fans as well as modern dubheads.

Good job!