Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Digital Dubplate Mutant Dub Mashdown!


Got coal in my stocking: uploaded the Dec. 8 Smile Jamaica into my sound editor and it was full of a horrible electronic feedback. Not sure what happened on KRCL’s Windows 95 computers, but had to junk the file.

Enjoy this year end exploration in my fascination with Mutant Dub instead. Similar to the Roots Roulette dubplate I added a few weeks ago.


bless, Bobbylon

0-30 min.

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Rebel Music; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Ambient Translation of Bob Marley in dub by Bill Laswell
  • Dub Syndicate feat. I Roy – Ital Breakfast; Ital Breakfast (ON U Sound) ’96 UK
  • Jah Works – Pure & Clean; Ruff Cutt (ROIR) ’96 UK
  • Bill Laswell – Dread Iternal (ROIR) 2003 best of
  • Cottonbelly feat. Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse Rmx; X Amounts of Niceness (Wrong) 2004 Sade’ guitar player

30-60 min.

  • Chillifunk Recordings vs. Dubtribe Sound System – Tomorrow in Your eyes (Extended Disco Version); Chillifunk Recordings vs. Dubtribe Sound System (Chilli Funk) 2001 UK
  • Dr. Israel vs. Dr. X – 5 O’clock News; Another Day in Babylon (Baboon) 2002 Broklyn
  • Massive Attack feat. Shara Nelson – Daydreaming; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 UK w/ female vox
  • Groove Collective feat. Chucho Valdes – Stargazer; It’s All in Your Mind (Shanachie) 2001 NY
  • Bush Chemists – Pure & Clean; Dub Outernational (ROIR) ’96 UK

60-90 min.

  • Fort Knox Five – Spirit of 1975; Radio Free DC (Fort Knox) 2008 DC
  • Dub Trio – Cool Out and Coexist; Cool Out and Coexist (ROIR) 2007 NY
  • Samia Farah – Cool; Samia Farah (Small) ’99 French-Tunisian chanteuse
  • Fried – When You Get Out of Jail; Fried (London) 2004 UK w/ female vox
  • DJ Spooky & Blend – Dementia Absentia rmx; Dubtometry (Thirsty Ear) 2003 DC

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Smith & Mighty feat. Tammy Payne – Same (Ashley Beedle’s Afroart Vocal Mix; CD Single (!K7) 2000 UK
  • Deadbeat – Babylon Correction; Roots and Wire (Wag) 2008 Vancouver, Can.
  • Chris Joss – Tea Age Sea; Sticks (ESL) 2009 DC
  • Dub Pistols feat. Terry Hall – Problem Is (Soulf Man rmx); CD Single (Distinc’tive) 2003 UK w/ Specials, Colourfield singer
  • Roots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell – JD3; Roots Tonic Meets Bill Laswell (ROIR)  2006 NY

2 – 2 and 1/2 hrs.

  • Buraka Som Sistema – Kurum; Black Diamond (Fabric) 2008 Portugese
  • Kode9 & Spaceape – Sine; Memories of the Future (Hyperdub) 2002 UK dubstep w/ dub poet
  • Atom – Cosmic Rehearsal; dub tribunl (Inflatabl Labl) 2002 Redondo Beach, CA
  • Funk Ark – Pavement 4:38; From the Rooftops (ESL) 2911 DC
  • DJ /Rupture feat. Sister Nancy – Little More Oil; Special Gunpowder (Tigerbeat6) 2004 Oakland, CA
  • Manu Chao feat. Linton Kwesi Johnson & Dennis Bovell – Politik Kills (Nacional) 2008 Fr. w UK dub poet LKJ

2 and 1/2 – 3 hrs.

  • Manu Chao feat. Prince Fatty; Politik Kills rmx; Politik Kills (Nacional) 2008
  • Prince Far I – Low Gravity Dub; DJ Kentaro: Tuff Cuts (Pressure Sounds) 2008 Jah-ponese dj remixes reggae classics
  • Akabu – Africans United; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female group
  • Bomb the Bass – Bug Powder Dust Dub; K & D Sessions (!K7) ’98 German remix of UK group
  • Sound Imperium – Radioactive Love; Pre-Emptive Dub Attack! (Near and Far) 2004 Spanish dubbers
  • Sounds From the Ground – Drugstore; Terra Firma (Waveform) 2000
  • Ex-Centric Sound System – Lullaby; Electric Voodooland (Loud) 2000 NY

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