Friday, January 18, 2008

Various Artists - In Dub Daze: An On-U Sound Compilation


Various Artists - In Dub Daze: An On-U Sound Compilation
Label Cherry Red - Cleopatra Records
Record date: 1981-84
Album Style: Dub, Experimental, Lee Library, Roots, UK Stylee

Collecting together Adrian Sherwood-produced dubs recorded between 1981 and 1984, In Dub Daze was released in 1996 and then re-packaged in 1999 with A Party of Dubbers and Toasters and Dub Xperience: The Dread Operators as the On-U Sound Box. In Dub Daze is the most experimental, with only about half of the tracks being traditional dub or reggae. Much of this album is influenced by the early '80s New Wave and electro-funk scenes -- "Feeling Wild" and "Technical Miracle" by Voice of Authority being examples of the former and "Stopping and Starting" by Voice of Authority and "Parasitic Machine" by Alan Pellay of the latter. Of the more traditional dub cuts, Creation Rebel's "Rubber Skirt" -- which utilizes the music from John Holt's "Love I Can Feel" -- and "Painstaker," along with Singers & Players' "Alla la Dreadlocks Soldier" -- featuring Prince Far I -- are the best.

1. Epic Sound Battles - Playgroup
2. Stopping & Starting - Voice Of Authority
3. Painstalker - C. Rebel/N. Age Steppers
4. Alla La Dreadlocks Soldier - Singers & Players
5. Crunch - Playgroup
6. Final Frontier - C. Rebel/N. Age Steppers
7. Feeling Wild - Voice Of Authority
8. Deep & Mintyful (?) - Playgroup
9. Love I Can Feel - Creation Rebel
10. Technical Miracle - Voice Of Authority
11. Asian Rebel - Suns Of Arqa
12. Parasitic Machine - Alan Pellay
13. Afghani Dub - The Mothmen
14. Epic One Drop - Playgroup
15. Knock The House Down - Voice Of Authority


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