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FRENCH DUB RELEASED
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WWW, July 2011 - French Dub Released (FDR) well-picked their name: the Net Label is the direct result of the ever-growing gathering of online DUB producers. They specialize in non-commercial music, to be more precise: almost-everything-French-but-everything-DUB. 

With such relatively well-known French artists/producers like Manutension, I-Plant, and Webcam Hi-Fi, FDR is definitely a Net Label to put in your bookmarks as they do put a lot of effort in showing the quality of contemporary France-based DUB.

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UPTOWN REBEL- RANDOM ROAD
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WWW, April 2014 - Three years after his debute album, Uptown Rebel returns in the year 2014 with a heavyweight nine-track DUB album. With collaborations by Dub Machinist, Sammy Gold and Zion UK, Random Road has become a more than pleasant work of DUB Art.

Electronic DUB Art, that is. In a Roots Reggae Style.

The opening track, featuring Sammy Gold at the microphone is an easy going One Drop style Roots tune, with conscious lyrics for your heart and soul to meditate upon. During the massive Dub version, for example. Bredda Sammy surely has a message for each and everyone to take heed while Uptown Rebel has the riddim and the Dub mixing skills to accompany it just in style.

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HATMAN - A DUB ENTERTAINMENT
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WWW, July 2012 - It's clear at the very first seconds of the very first track: Hatman is as much a musician as he is a producer. Interesting chord changes, subtle keyboards, and everything on a solid sound of the bass and drums. The recently released Net Album is full of this kind of niceness!

Even though all nine different titles have their own dynamic and style, there is also something that makes them into the album as well. This is not just a collection of singles, in other words. The first three tracks are basically relaxed instrumental versions, the fourth one introduces more and more DUB mixing in the tunes that follow. There is a very enjoyable line in the sequence of the album which gives much credit to the title.

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GARY CLUNK - ARCHIVES OF DUB VOLUME 1
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WWW, July 2012 - Another one from the widely acclaimed French DUB Released Netlabel: Archives of DUB is actually a showcase album with six titles in twelve tracks. Twelve marvelous tracks where you can find everything, from upfull vocals such as Paul Fox' "Freedom Fighters" and Sammy Gold's "Hail Rastafari" to massive DUB like "Lasting Friendship" and "Headlong DUB".

Everything is nicely sequenced: A Vocal, it's DUB, an Instrumental (DUB) Version, it's DUB, three times over. It makes the album very enjoyable to listen to in it's entirety, even though the quality of the tracks in themselves do not need a sequence in order to be enjoyed. This is some very, very fine and solid Roots and Culture (DUB) Reggae from the French producer!

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HATMAN - DUB TO DUB SHOWCASE VOLUME 1
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WWW, July 2010 - Usually, a Showcase album indicates that the titles come with a Vocal and a Dub part in one long mix. Not in the DUB TO DUB Showcase, though. The French producer came up with this Iriginal concept, worked out in a excellent eight-track Net Album.

It's not just the concept of a "Dub to Dub Showcase" which should be recognized as Iriginal, Hatman's music is kind of Iriginal as well. It is clear that he knows his instruments and has some pretty in-depth ideas about production and engineering as well. From the crucial French Dub Released (FDR) Net Label: the first installment of Hatman's contribution to the Online Dub Massive. Nuff Thanks!

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VARIOUS ARTISTS - FIRE DUB REVOLUTION
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WWW, August 2010 - With 500 hard copies pressed, this free and legal online release by the crucial FRENCH DUB RELEASED NET LABEL even has some bonus tracks attached. Yes, here is another compilation of Dub tracks in several Dub styles, all of them more than recommended and beyond!

"Fire Dub Revolution" is definitely one of the most interesting releases by the FDR, which says something given the constant quality of the music the Net Label has blessed the Online Dub Reggae Community with already. It took the label one year more than they expected, but it definitely paid off musically. Hopefully, it will also pay off financially for the label even though French Dub Released has a non-profit nature: They did press 500 hard copies of the album which -at the time this is written- is about to be available for purchase.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS - ROOTSTARITZ SESSION VOLUME ONE
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WWW, July 2010 - When The Dub Machinist spent two years in Basque country, he was visited on a regular basis by his friends and colleagues of the French DUB scene. Every time, they would work on two or three riddims in what would become the Rootstaritz Sessions. With a couple of other episodes in sight, Volume One sets the tone and that tone is excellent!

Don't expect too much dubbing in this first volume, even though most titles come in two different versions of which the second ones are called "Dub". The Dub Machinist himself, in an interview with the French net label French Dub Released, says that this first volume has the least mixing going on and that promises a thing in itself for the upcoming parts.

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HATMAN - DUB TO DUB SHOWCASE VOLUME TWO
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WWW, July 2010 -  With a second edition of Dub-To-Dub-Showcase, we can speak about a series. Hopefully, that is. For we have another collection of truly nice Roots and Culture Reggae DUB tunes on our hand that we really need to listen to four our musical dietary needs as true DUBheads.

The French multi-instrumentalist himself sees this second episode as more of a foundation foor Roots and Culture singers where Episode One, he says in a French interview on the Net Label's album page, was more aimed at the Sound Systems.

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GARY DUB - MAXIS FROM FIRST STAGE
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WWW, July 2010 -  Gary Dub, or Gary Clunk, or Gaetan Pastor was born in the French city of Metz in 1985. In the meantime, he has played with many of the better UK and EURODUB Sounds. In this 4-track EP we're getting to know him a little better, musically.

Gary's music is done in a special style which combines musical play with programming in a way that gives him a distinct sound within the wide spectrum of UK and EURO DUB. Even more, every track could be seen as representing yet another style, in a way.

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MANUTENSION - TRIBUTE TO KING TUBBY
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WWW, June 2010 - Unfortunately, Manutension is -just like King Tubby- no longer with us physically. His music lives on, though, and in this four-track DUB RIDDIM EP we can get a touch of that.

Manutension was part of the well-known French based Improvisators DUB Collective, worked with UK greats such as Vibronics and vocalists like Winston McAnuff, his music has pumped though the speakers of many sound systems.

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DUB MACHINIST AND I-PLANT - NO SMOKING AREA
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WWW, June 2010 - No Smoking Area is a Riddim EP in the DUB sense of the word. I-Plant, Hatman and Gary Dub are just three names who have showcased their work on the riddim and these names should ring a bell to those who know their EURODUB and their NET LABEL DUB.

More than niceness, this is definitely not the kind of music which would make a No Smoking Area occupied with slaveish followers of the next anti-smoking law in some or another country.This is the kind of music that makes the heart and soul of every lover of DUB rise up in joy.

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