Aug 5, 2008

Around The World (40)

Hello, Around the Worldmusic has some ultra heavy dub music lined up today . The dubforce is strong in this one,so grease those speakers, unplug your ears, extend your consciousness and warn the neighbours.

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Scientist - Dub From The Ghetto ( 78 min ^ 172mb)

Born in Kingston in 1960, Hopeton Overton Brown learned basic electronics from his TV repairman father, skills that made him very popular with the mobile DJs and their not-always-functioning sound systems. One day he landed at the legendary dub producer/mixer King Tubby studio, to get some transformers by which Scientist could build his own amplifiers. Soon the Scientist was an employee of Tubby's, fixing electronics, when one day, after an animated conversation about mixing records, Tubby challenged the Scientist to take a shot at remixing a record. Brimming with adolescent bravado, Scientist took Tubby's challenge, and that led to an extended apprenticeship in dub experimentation under Tubby's guidance. It was at Tubby's that the Scientist developed his style, playful and very psychedelic, loaded with echo explosions and blasts of feedback.

With Don Mais supervising the production, Scientist, now all of 18, cut some wicked dub sides for Mais' Roots Tradition label. At the end of the '70s, Scientist (aka "The Dub Chemist") left Tubby's and became the principal engineer for Channel One Studio when hired by the Hoo Kim brothers, giving him the chance to work on a 16-track mixing desk rather than the four tracks at Tubby's. He came to prominence in the early 1980s and produced many albums, his mixes featuring on many releases in the first part of the decade. In particular, he was the favourite engineer of Henry "Junjo" Lawes, for whom he mixed several albums featuring the Roots Radics, many based on tracks by Barrington Levy.He also did a lot of work for Linval Thompson and Jah Thomas. In 1982 he left Channel One to work at Tuff Gong studio as second engineer to Errol Brown. In 1985, Scientist moved to Silver Springs, Maryland, where he lives and works as a recording engineer.

Scientist made a series of albums in the early 1980s, released on Greensleeves records with titles themed around fictional achievements in fighting Space Invaders, Pac-Men, and Vampires, and winning the World Cup.Half of his album 'Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires' is used on the soundtrack for the popular videogame Grand Theft Auto III. The tracks on the fictitious radio station 'K-Jah' are composed entirely of songs from this album.

Dub From The Ghetto is an excellent twenty track collection representing some of the definitive dubs from the Scientist. Dubs to Linval Thompson's Pop no style, Johnny Clarke's blood dunza, Barry Brown's separation, Horace Andy's something on my mind and Tristan Palmer's awesome Enteertainment are all represented - Elsewhere "Young Lover" touches the majestic shank I sheck ridim, Dub of the Traveller versions armagideon time, and Scientist's own version of Nina Simone's Baltimore via the Tamlins literally defy belief... Ultra heavy.

01 - Nuh Brother Fight (Heavenless) (3:37)
02 - Tribute To The Reggae King Dub (4:04)
03 - Dub Of The Traveller (3:24)
04 - Gunshot (3:24)
05 - Caring For My Sister (5:35)
06 - Something On My Mind Dub (2:25)
07 - Dub Of Gladness (3:07)
08 - Movie Star Dub (3:13)
09 - Blood Dunza Dub (3:08)
10 - Separation (12" Version) (5:31)
11 - Time Is Cold Dub (3:10)
12 - Miss Know It (3:21)
13 - One Way (3:08)
14 - Problem Dub (3:11)
15 - Young Lover (3:25)
16 - Jah Wrote Me (A Letter From Zion) (5:51)
17 - Baltimore Dub (4:44)
18 - Scientist Explosion Dub (3:43)
19 - Pop No Style (7:01)
20 - Dub From The Ghetto (2:49)

diet version
Scientist - Dub From The Ghetto (99mb)

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Anonymous said...

Could you possibly re-up Joji Hirota's "Wheel of Fortune?" I would really appreciate it. Thanks a bunch.


Rho said...

Hello Dave, consider it done.

best of luck,


iaha said...

Hi Rho,Any chance of re upping Ryuichi sakamoto's left handed dream again? I accidentally deleted it off my mp3!
Thanks for the great blog!

Rho said...

Hello , iaha sure can do why dont you try again.

best of luck,