Macro Dub Infection, Vol. 1

Macro Dub Infection, Vol. 1

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Macro Dub Infection, Vol. 1

Dub is not just for reggaeheads anymore, as numerous recent compilations of club-oriented dub tracks can attest. Dub is also no longer just a variation on a theme. Whereas the dub remix used to serve primarily as a source of cheap B-sides for economy-minded producers of reggae singles, it has evolved into a musical entity all its own now; most of the dub produced today exists on its own to serve the club-hopping masses. People the world over are waving their hands and shaking their hips as guitars, keyboards and vocals drift in and out of the echoing, spacy mix and the drum and bass anchor everything in that loping, rolling reggae groove. Macro Dub Infection, a two-disc set promisingly subtitled "Volume 1," is a good example of the variety of music being produced under the "dub" rubric. Not every track is reggae, but each is informed by the spacy, mystical ambience of dub, and most feature reggae's trademark deep, snaky basslines -- not to mention the vocals appearing out of nowhere before spinning off into space and the drums sneaking up and pounding you about the head and shoulders before disappearing again. These artists are mostly British, though Americans will recognize names like Tricky and the Golden Palominos. The weird skull artwork on the cover is a tipoff to the dark, eerie mood that permeates this album -- note in particular Two Badcard's creepy spoken-word track and the lovely "Operation Mind Control" by the charmingly named Skull vs. Ice. Lighter moments include the jungle-flavored "Double Edge Dub" and a lighthearted Mad Professor track called "Ragga Doll." This set rewards repeated listening and is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/1995
Label: Gyroscope
UPC: 0017046179522
catalogNumber: 1795

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mad Professor   Track Performer
Rootsman   Track Performer
Coil   Track Performer
Golden Palominos   Track Performer
Ice   Track Performer
Bill Laswell   Track Performer
Carson   Track Performer
Scorn   Track Performer
4hero   Track Performer
Tortoise   Track Performer
Harris   Track Performer
Tricky   Track Performer
Ashley Wales   Track Performer
New Kingdom   Track Performer
Earthling   Track Performer
Laika   Track Performer
Omni Trio   Track Performer
Bandulu   Track Performer
Spring Heel Jack   Track Performer
Bedouin Ascent   Track Performer
Edison   Track Performer
Luke Vibert   Track Performer
Disciples   Track Performer
Automaton   Track Performer
2 Badcard   Track Performer
Extremadura   Track Performer
Iration Steppas   Track Performer
Boniface   Track Performer
Bubbles   Track Performer
Dego   Track Performer
Bud Alzir   Track Performer
Automation   Track Performer
John O'Connell   Track Performer
Watson   Track Performer
C.O.D.   Track Performer
Balance   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Mad Professor   Producer
Coil   Producer
Bill Laswell   Contributor
Underdog   Producer
David Toop   Contributor
Scorn   Composer,Producer
4hero   Producer
Tortoise   Producer
Anton Fier   Producer
Carlton Ogilvie   Producer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Contributor
Adrian Sherwood   Producer
Thomas Steenland   Contributor
Tricky   Producer
Wagon Christ   Producer
Steve Barrow   Contributor
Mark Saunders   Producer
Bandulu   Producer
Spring Heel Jack   Producer
Bedouin Ascent   Producer
Mads Bjerke   Engineer
Buggy G. Riphead   Contributor
Rob Haigh   Producer
Ian Penman   Contributor
Simon Reynolds   Contributor
Mark Iration   Producer
M.J. Harris   Composer
Perch   Producer
Russell Brown   Producer
C.O.D.   Producer
A. Calleja   Composer

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