dub mix

LeePerryArkA few years ago these dudes asked me to DJ a dub night with them in Hollywood. I don’t even remember how I met them, to tell you the truth, but they asked me to make a dub mix to make sure it was stuff they liked. So I sat down one day, made this mix, and sent it to them. The first night we played it was completely pouring — like monsoon style — on a Monday night I think, or maybe it was Sunday, so of course no one came. The music was good though, and we had a little DJ booth that was pretty rad. It was in some japanese bar with low stools and huts. I was pretty into it.

The next week we did it, it poured again. Totally weird. But again, barely anyone was there. I could sense by this point that the DJ who put it together for us was a short-temper type, so I guessed it wouldn’t be long before it was over. I didn’t care, I got paid, free beer and a chance to listen to my records super loud on a really nice sound system.

Turned out I was right about the temper, and it we didn’t even make it to the third week. In an attempt to get more people there on our night, the owner booked a comedy night or something until 10 after which we would play. Sounded perfect to me, it’s not like dub is offensive music and a lot of people like it, so most likely those who were there would stay and enjoy it. I guess the temper dude thought differently and in some way told the owner to fuck off. At least we got a good mix out of the whole deal.

The End.

scientist-rids the world of the evil curse of the vampires
aswad-new chapter of dub
scientist-king of dub
ub40-present arms in dub
massive attack v. mad professor
singers and players-vacuum pumping
lee perry and dub syndicate-time boom x de devil dead
lee perry-from the secret laboratory
mad professor-lost scrolls of moses
dub syndicate-stoned immaculate
lee perry v. mad professor-mystic warrior dub
lee perry v. mad professor-mystic warrior
dub syndicate-echomania
little annie-pay it back vol. 4 (on-u comp)

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4 comments

  1. a few peope have asked for the playlist on this one.. so here are the artists and albums.. im too lazy to dig out all the records for specific song names..

    scientist-rids the world of the evil curse of the vampires
    aswad-new chapter of dub
    scientist-king of dub
    ub40-present arms in dub
    massive attack v. mad professor
    singers and players-vacuum pumping
    lee perry and dub syndicate-time boom x de devil dead
    lee perry-from the secret laboratory
    mad professor-lost scrolls of moses
    dub syndicate-stoned immaculate
    lee perry v. mad professor-mystic warrior dub
    lee perry v. mad professor-mystic warrior
    dub syndicate-echomania
    little annie-pay it back vol. 4 (on-u comp)

  2. Hi Steven, Great mix. I really enjoyed it. By the way, thanks for your help in Amoeba picking out some dub stuff back in march this year and putting me onto your site. Cheers, Scott.

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