May 2010 - It took a while, but the results
should be evident for every lover of Dub
(and Dubbish) Music after listening
to this 6th episode of the crucial
compilation chronicles by the French Net
Label Original DUB Gathering.
surely is: in 26 tracks, the listener is
provided with a truly impressive picture of
what's going on inna Dubful Europe. At
least, a part of the continent. Croatia,
Italy, the UK, Germany and France are
represented in what can only be described as
As soon as
you start playing the album, you know that
someone has done some work to gather the
tracks into one compilation. We hear a
remarkable amount of tracks which have been
played rather than programmed, as well as
hybrids between the two ways of producing.
There's even a live performance by the
Massive DUB Corporation. All in all an
unexpectly pleasant sound, which makes you
want to listen to the rest of the album.
As said in
the introduction, though, not every track on
the album can be filed within one or another
category of Dub, or even Reggae. Natty Bass
and Biga Ranx, for example. Their track
"Soul Melody" is about 98% Hip-Hop
and 2% DUB. Remarkable, since the tune was
produced by the Original Dub Gathering crew
themselves. Even though it's not really
annoying, the question does come to mind as
to why these elements are presents in an
otherwise crucial compilation.
comes to the DUB (and other Reggae), we can
only be impressed by the more than fine
quality of the tunes. Well produced,
perfectly mastered and well versatile.
Everything is represented when it comes to
vibes, instruments, artists and producers.
Raspect to the Original DUB Gathering once
more! The album is well recommended to
everyone and should be considered a
must-have for every self-respecting
collector of Relevant DUB!