"FR DUB" (WEBMASTER'S COLUMN)
WWW, August 23 2009 - Just recently, the Dubroom reviewed quite a few online DUB releases by French Artists on French Net Labels.
It's a form of DUB/Roots which has a lot of similarities with UK DUB and Roots, but there is definitely a French Touch to it which justifies the statement that yes, there really is such a thing as "FR DUB".
One interesting similarity with UK DUB is, that both genres could sometimes be filed as Dance just as much as Dub. A missing link, if you will, between contemporary forms of digital music and traditional Reggae Music.
Another interesting similarity is the fact that within both genres, there is a significant amount of conscious material released. Which is really much needed in this time and Iwa.
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Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)
The above column is the personal opinnion of the Webmaster and does not neccesarily reflect the contents of the Dubroom Website and/or Message Boards and/or Weblogs.
ITEMS FOR THIS EDITION:
WWW, August 23 2009 - UK DUB is a given, FR DUB is definitely on the rise. Check out the French based No More Babylon, for example: a perfect riddim played by excellent musicians, with some crucial vocals and Dub mixing on top of it.
WWW, August 2009 - Originally from Vancouver (Canada), Ryan Moore relocated to the Netherlands from where he continues to produce and release his own special kind of DUB. Introducing the Twilight Circus DUB Sound System!
WWW, August/September 2009 - From August 16 to September 30, the Dubroom presents a new track available for free download at EZTRACKS.com. Just click to listen and check it out!