Dub the World

Dub the World

by Umberto Echo
     
 

Munich-based sonic scientist Umberto Echo released his debut album, Dubtrain, on Enja in 2007 after a decade of working on other people's productions. Some of these artists included Junior Kelly, Luciano, and Luton Fyah. His album was a fresh take on classic dub with lots of…  See more details below

Overview

Munich-based sonic scientist Umberto Echo released his debut album, Dubtrain, on Enja in 2007 after a decade of working on other people's productions. Some of these artists included Junior Kelly, Luciano, and Luton Fyah. His album was a fresh take on classic dub with lots of analog bits added in with the digital updates. Dub the World is a follow-up that tosses the stone a bit farther. Creating 15 new dubs with artists from 13 countries is no mean feat. Adding well-known vocalists to the mix who front more homegrown European acts is another ace notion. Standout performances include Sly & Robbie playing the riddim section with Rastasize, a Polish reggae band, on the track "Day by Day." Buju Banton and Naptali lend their voices to Oneness (a German roots band) on "Rise Up," while Damian Marley fronts Steel Pulse on the slippery, smooth, and utterly entrancing "Weaponsofmassdistruction." Echo stays out of the way, though his sounds are everywhere. He creates the effects, punches up the rhythm section, and echoes the key lyric lines into infinity while keeping the sound smooth and tight. Even on "I Do Voodoo" with Lee "Scratch" Perry fronting Austrian dubmeisters Dubblestandart, Echo manages not to do what Perry used to: there are no edges, no leftover sound bits, but he does keep Perry's essential spirit intact by stretching the notion of time and creating a hypnotic, spaced-out, disorienting feel while keeping it all musical. Other excellent dubs here are "City Lights" by Stereo MC's and "Aufesten" by German reggae group Seeed, with Cee-Lo Green on vocals. Dub the World is hi-fi smooth dub for sophisticated party people.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/2010
Label:
Echo Beach
UPC:
4047179425223
catalogNumber:
74
Rank:
173974

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Umberto Echo   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Melodica
Matthew Seligman   Bass Guitar
Josh Roseman   Trombone
Barney McAll   Organ,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Giuseppe Coppola   Drums
Dan Halden   Guitar
Martino Liver   Drums
Lionel Wharton   Keyboards,Theremin,fender rhodes
Rachel Birch   Vocals
Nik Thäle   Percussion

Technical Credits

Stereo MC's   Producer
Dalton Browne   Composer
Dean Fraser   Vocal Arrangements
David Hinds   Composer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Composer
Josh Roseman   Engineer
Bobby "Digital" Dixon   Engineer
Barney McAll   Engineer
Cardiff Butt   Composer
Bradley Brown   Composer
Willy Rodriguez   Composer
Carlos Velázquez   Engineer
Umberto Echo   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Remixing,Additional Production
King Charlie   Engineer
Tic Toc   Producer
Moritz "DaBaron" Von Korff   Composer
Dustin McLean   Composer
Ramón Martínez   Engineer
J. Bugnon   Composer
Herbert Pirker   Composer
Leon Davey   Composer
Jiang Liang   Composer
Rastasize   Composer
David Winckelmann   Artwork
Alexander Tersch   Composer
Abdenour Khennoussi   Composer
Benjamin Jouve   Composer
Aurélien Zohou   Composer
Dawid Portasz   Composer
David-Henry Fell   Composer
Dave "Bassey" Richards   Composer
Damien Charles   Composer
Hakim Meridja   Composer
Grégory Mavridorakis   Composer
Frédéric Peyron   Composer
Julian Dillier   Composer
Jérémie Grégeois   Composer
James Thomas Barr   Composer
Mathieu Granjon   Composer
Markus Meier   Composer
Markus Hendler   Composer
Marcel Stadler   Composer
Krystian "K-Jah" Walczak   Composer
Sam Turkdeniz Sevval   Composer
Rupert-John Mould   Composer
Robert Osterberger   Composer
Philipp Greter   Composer
Paul Zawilensky   Composer
Paul Elton   Composer

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