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#Dub6music - Tom Robinson & the Mad Professor

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:46 pm
by Alan
Enjoyed this programme - BBC Radio 6 Music (starts at 1:15)

#Dub6music - Tom & the Mad Professor curate a dub-inspired playlist

Tom Robinson curates a dub-inspired playlist with the help of Mad Professor. Plus Dennis Bovell and Sly & Robbie talk about what attracted them to the genre.

Mad Professor is considered one of the leading producers of dub music's second generation and was instrumental in transitioning dub into the digital age. He has collaborated with reggae artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sly and Robbie, Pato Banton, Jah Shaka and Horace Andy, as well as artists outside the realm of traditional reggae and dub, such as Sade, Massive Attack & The Orb.

Dennis Bovell was a member of the British reggae band Matumbi, and released dub-reggae records under his own name as well as the pseudonym Blackbeard. He is most widely known for his decades-spanning collaborations with Linton Kwesi Johnson as well as producing albums for The Slits, Alpha Blondy, Fela Kuti, Orange Juice and Madness.

And finally, Sly & Robbie. They teamed up in the mid-1970s after establishing themselves separately in Jamaica as professional musicians and are estimated to have played on or produced 200,000 recordings, many of them on their own label, Taxi Records. They talk about what inspired them to pick up the instruments they are now synonymous with, and go on to be the back bone of pretty much every reggae and dub record ever recorded.