Prominent figure in the English Dub music scene for over forty years and founder of label and studio Ariwa in 1979, Neil Fraser, aka Mad Professor, is one of the most notorious and prolific second generation dub music producers. Following the lead of dub pioneers and masters, the likes of King Tubby or Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mad Professor experiments with machines in his own transgressive way. His album “Dub Me Crazy”, produced at the Ariwa studio in the ‘80s, has contributed a great deal to reggae’s transition into the electronic era. Fraser has worked on tracks for numerous artists and bands such as Depeche Mode, Jamiroquai, the Beastie Boys, Massive Attack, Rancid, The Orb, not to mention reggae musicians including Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, Sly & Robbie, Buju Banton or U-Roy. All have, at least once, entrusted their compositions to the wild electronic wizard, whose career will undoubtedly be remembered as a cornerstone in the history of Britain’s thriving Bass music.
I NEVE KNEW TV had the honor of interviewing the legendary ” father of hip-hop” Daddy U Roy. In this clip he speaks about his early experiences in the business and ‘crazy’ story describing the genius of King Tubby…Enjoy…
Musical history is littered with examples of innovators using technology in creative ways that have wide reaching and lasting affects. In part one of this article we examine the techniques and equipment used in the creation of dub music, a genre that would grow to birth and influence not only reggae but pop and all types of electronic dance music, including quite notably dubstep, jungle and drum’n’bass, as well as having a major hand in the invention of the remix and hip-hop.
In this video DM Kahn shows how he get amazing tape echo and delays using the Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo guitar pedal. The El Capistan splits a mono signal into a stereo signal and works great on auxiliary FX sends. The El Cap is capable of getting a multitude of sounds – from pristine infinite delays to growling distorted and modulated sounds. Hope you enjoy!
Scientist rose to fame cutting some thrilling ‘dubs’ in the eighties. As a Prote’ge’ of the Dub Master King Tubby Scientist quickly honed his trade and captured the world with his unique and eccentric mixes. Born Hopeton Brown 18 April 1960 the way how he worked the mixing board was likened to a Scientist in a Lab not afraid to experiment with sounds and effects . The Scientist of Reggae was born!! Daddy Ranks and Norman Gentles caught up with him after a serious mixing session live in London. Scientist wanted to set the record straight re his rights to re released material . and the truth about Tubby’s. Musical Heatwave is focused on bringing you black entertainment related information. Keen to highlight talent in all its many forms, aiding those who have the skills and creativity but not the resources to showcase their gifts to the world.
Very simple dub, more of a proof of concept for the routing of my FX. I routed the drums to a stereo channel as well as most of the riddim section to their own stereo channel. I routed the bass and pluck guitar on their own mono channels, respectively. I used 3 FX – a plate reverb from my guitar pedal, with the WestFinga filter added in via the insert on the return track for the reverb. I also used a delay and phaser from the Lexicon MX200.