Confrontation in Dub
Attention all those with an open mind to music. Confrontation in Dub by the Dub Funk Association is an album you must get your hands on. But who are these dub-funksters? I hear you ask. Well, set up in 1991 by Kelvin R, the Dub Funk Association is a loose collection musicians bringing together influences and sounds from reggae, jazz and hip hop. Over the years, they have brought out seven singles and four albums including the forthcoming album, which is a remix album of back catalogue selections. Remix duties on the album fall to amongst others, Embee and Fellowship of the juice crew, who serve up two contrasting drum & bass licks; Part 2 of Big Dadda fame who delivers a sharp rework of Are You Satisfied? while the Shotgun Rockers give us the self explanatory Steppers Dub Mix of House of Trance . Overall this is an album well worth checking if you re a fan of good music, regardless of genre or fashion because, at the end of the day, it s really only the music that matters innit?
Although one of the first to collage a zillion musical styles together before the current rush, I think they have been greatly overlooked by a lot of people. Which is a shame, because of the many musical elements here that would surely appeal to just about everyone. This is a sort of greates hits style release which has been overhauled and generally reworked by many people from different genres covered by the obviously very talented Kelvin R. As I've already said, this release welds together all these musical influences with an underlying dub springboard. Tracks like 'Are You Satisfied?', Out From Space' and my personal favourite 'Raise The Dub' are all superb musical fusions, as are 'Restless Breed', 'City Of Angels' and the voodoo electroid digi dub of 'African Theory'. A wicked selection of futuristic dub funk.