- Album review. November 2004.
V/A Roots Of Dub Funk 4 (Tanty)
Having sifted through in excess of 400 tracks and whittled them
down to 14, the fourth instalment in Tantys Roots
Of Dub Funk touches down with a selection that series
regulars will recognise as typically eclectic. From the opening
jazz funk juice of Jah Warriors Ridiculous Dub
to the junglist backdrop of DFAs Nest Of Vipers
and the sweet rootsical sounds of Mystic Vibrations outstanding
Dub Games, theres more to this album
than just heavy throbbing bass and cavernous echo chamber action,
though that is naturally at its core, for what is equally apparent
is its consistently catchy, melodic edge that makes this album
much more accessible, not to mention memorable, than a lot of
modern day dub. Big up to Kelvin Richards for another fine volume.
4 stars - Lurch. UK
Vibes - review.
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
: Backing : 4/5. Production : 4/5.
Sound quality : 5. Sleeve : 4/5
Records proudly presents the next (fourth) installment of "Roots
Of Dub funk", which happens to be the fourth documented
chapter of dub's developments and achievements, featuring the
familiar with the new found dub producers/artists from across
our dubbed up globe. The happy compiler of this album is none
other than the infamous Kelvin R. of the renown Dub Funk Association
Subtitled "The Rise of the Eclectic Dread" this
CD showcases the best and most earthshaking dub outings as witnessed
on the frontline of the dub battlefield. Please note that not
all is new and trendy, there's a lot of solid and familiar dub
music here. The Swedish band Social Living Sounds bring a an excellent
Augustus Pablo influenced tune, but with a secure and contemporary
sense, while UK dub maestro DJ Perch (from Zion Train) dubs along
the susceptible borders of the deep Dub sea and delivers one of
the best tunes here.
experimental is Cosmic Rocker And Zeb with their composition "Sufferer
Dub", and we must admit that we felt a slight hesitation
when first listening to Doctah X with his heavy dub attack called
"Black Eye Children Dub", a song we did not expect
from a US based artist. How wrong can one be! Killa tune!
can we say...more than excellent compilation. Trust us!
& Mr. T. -