Various artists album review
Roots Of Dub Funk
Tanty Records
15 - 06 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. East of Bacchus - The Technician
  2. Pure & Clean [exc mix] - Alpha & Omega
  3. Hustlers Choice - Dub Funk Association
  4. Jah Glory - Messian Dread
  5. Natty Dread Kung Fu - Dub Funk Association
  6. The Return of Sleng - The Interruptor
  7. Return to the Controls - Dubclash
  8. Hard Back Youth - Dub Funk Association
  9. Hot Get Hotter - Dubware
  10. Dub of the Sphinx - City Dread
  11. Burn the Dub Down - Cabal
  12. City of the Angels Dub - Dub Funk Association
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

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

From UK based Tanty Records, who released the well-received album 'Sounds Of The Heavyweight' by the Dub Funk Association in 1999, comes this mid-priced sampler, featuring 12 dub 'explosions' ranging from good too excentric. In the centre of it all is the aforementioned Dub Funk Association, a band comprising Russell (Disciples) Brown, Part 2, Trevor (Technician) McKenzie, Dave Hendry, Daniel (The Interrupttor) Bosshard and Kelvin.R.
This sampler takes you on a wholesome journey into the next wave of dub producers from all over the world : The Technician (Australia), the Interruptor (Switzerland), Messian Dread (Netherlands), Dubware (Italy) and the UK with Alpha and Omega, Cabal, Dubclash, City Dread and the Dub Funk Association. This generation of dub wizzards are vehemently seeking to weld heavy duty roots dub techniques with dirtier, groovier and even more syncopated melodic riffs and breakbeat/hip hop style drum loops. The styles of dub featured here range from more or less traditional sounds such as Return To The Controls and East Of Bacchus Marsh, to stark raving mad dub eruptions like Natty Dread Kung Fu. Each track has been constructed with enough originality to impress anyone who is into dub, dance, ambient and even reggae.
With 'Roots Of Dub Funk' you'll be in dub heaven !

Teacher & Mr. T.

Various : Roots Of Dub Funk
update :
With the sampler 'Roots Of Dub Funk' you'll be in dub heaven !

titles : # the technician-east of bacchus marsh 5.47
cd : roots of dub funk
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# dub funk association-hustlers choice 3.51
cd : roots of dub funk
[tanty records/k. richard]
# dub funk association-natty dread kung fu 3.45
cd : roots of dub funk
[tanty records/k. richard]
# dubware-hot get hotter 4.16
cd : roots of dub funk
[tanty records/v. ricelli]