Rodigan’s Dubwize Shower
CD, DD and 2×12″ on BBE
Dub music originated in the studios of Kingston, Jamaica in the early 1970’s as recording engineers began experimenting with analogue tapes using personally customised delay, echo and reverb effects. It was, in effect, the next step on from a straight instrumental recording or version. The idea of breaking down the elements in a traditional recording and choosing to hi-light vocals and various instruments in an echo chamber had a major impact on dancers in the Jamaican lawns, where the enormous sound systems would play.
Rodigan is in the selector’s seat for Fabriclive 54:
Armed with a vast knowledge of the music stemming from a lifelong obsession, and regular visits to Jamaica that yielded intense friendships with key figures such as King Tubby and Augustus Pablo, the reggae ambassador has probably done more than anyone else on the planet to spread knowledge of Jamaican popular music through several decades’ worth of disc spinning, radio broadcasting, and album compiling.