Various artists album review
Roots Of Dub Funk 4 - Rise of the Eclectic Dread
Tanty Records
October 1 - 2004

Tracking list

  1. Jah Warrior - Ridiculous Dub
  2. No More Babylon - Prise D'Assaut Dub
  3. Social Living Suonds - Light And Strength
  4. Dub Master Riko - Jah Jah Dub
  5. Peyote Sound System - Born African
  6. Dub Funk Association - Nest Of Vipers
  7. DJ Perch - Dub The Border
  8. Jah Warrior - Don't Cry Dubwise
  9. Cosmic Rocker And Zeb - Sufferer Dub
  10. Doctah X - Black Eye Children Dub
  11. Mystic Vibrations - Dub Games
  12. The Interruptor - African Sattalite Dub
  13. Piano B - Dub My Roots
  14. Manjul Humble Band - Upper Cut
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

Tanty Records proudly presents the next (fourth) installment of "Roots Of Dub funk", which happens to be the fourth documented chapter of dub's developments and achievements, featuring the familiar with the new found dub producers/artists from across our dubbed up globe. The happy compiler of this album is none other than the infamous Kelvin R. of the renown Dub Funk Association band.
Subtitled "The Rise of the Eclectic Dread" this cd showcases the best and most earthshaking dub outings as witnessed on the frontline of the dub battlefield. Please note that not all is new and trendy, there's a lot of solid and familiar dub music here. The Swedish band Social Living Sounds bring a an excellent Augustus Pablo influenced tune, but with a secure and contemporary sense, while UK dub maestro DJ Perch (from Zion Train) dubs along the susceptible borders of the deep Dub sea and delivers one of the best tunes here. More experimental is Cosmic Rocker And Zeb with their composition Sufferer Dub, and we must admit that we felt a slight hesitation when first listening to Doctah X with his heavy dub attack called Black Eye Children Dub, a song we did not expect from a US based artist...who wrong can one be! Killa tune!
Well...what can we say...more than excellent compilation. Trust us!

Teacher & Mr. T.