Oh yeah—this ain’t your parents’ dub! Taking cues from forefathers like King Tubby and Horace Andy, the duo of Joshua Elrod and Craig Allen present a contemporary dub record that dabbles into the realms of electronic goodness as well. Devoting an ample portion of their liner notes to the technical aspects of producing their music, Phase Selector Sound inserts blips and bleeps and all kinds of phasers, delays and other actions to their warm basslines and drumbeats. It’s all very good, and they have cool song titles like “mp 2004” and “subpart j” to set them apart from the rather bland “black and white dub” names of predecessors’ songs. They even thank Jammyland, the Dub/Raggae store down the block from my apartment, so you know they’re for real. As since we’re all aware of what dub music is the perfect soundtrack for, I advise you to get comfortable with the Funky Man, dim the lights, and try to reach Jah.
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