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Sly and Robbie / Mad Professor

The Dub Revolutionaries   RAS 0607-89917-2
Sly & Robbie meet Mad Professor!
Featuring Dean Fraser

 
Produced by: Mad Professor for Ariwa Sounds

All tracks written by Neal Fraser except "Dean's Mood" and "Dean's Version" 
Published by Ariwa Music. Administered by Tafari Music Inc. (ASCAP), "Dean's Mood" and "Dean's Version" published by Tafari Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Recorded at Ariwa Sounds Studio April 2003
Engineers Mad Professor, Baby Dread & Joe Ariwa

Art+Design 2003 Mitch Ites / Art Holiday Intl. Digital Print Productions - TAGS

Release date:
February 2004



Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare are a house hold name in popular music. Their drum and bass have been the driving force behind innumerable songs for an broad range of artists which includes; Grace Jones, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and Herbie Hancock, just to name a few. As a production team, the pair has been on the cutting edge of modern dub, ragga, and dancehall.

Mad Professor (founder of the Ariwa label) is one of the leading producers in dub reggae's second generation. His “Dub Me Crazy” series helped dub music make the transition into the digital age, when electronic dub productions started to take over mainstream reggae. Mad Professor also has made a name for himself outside of the reggae community, and soon found himself in demand as a remixer for rock, R&B, and electronica acts. Over the course of the '90s and into the new millennium, he would remix tracks by Massive Attack, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sade, The Beastie Boys, and Perry Farrell and countless others. 

“Dub Revolutionaries” is the first release from the dynamic duo and Grammy award winning team (for their 1998 release “Friends”) in 5 years. Mad Professor has assembled, for the first time, Sly and Robbie at his Ariwa Studios in London, UK to fulfill his life long dream of working with Jamaica’s mightiest rhythm section. With the addition of sax player Dean Fraser and percussionist Sky Juice, this project has captured the authentic 70’s heavy dub sound from Jamaica called “Rockers”. The results herein prove that the wait was well worth it.

  • The first CD by Sly and Robbie in 5 years
  • First CD ever that features, Sly and Robbie, Mad Professor and Dean Fraser.

Track Listing:

01. Stepping Out A Space 
02. Peaceful Warrior
03. Freedom Illusion 
04. Kaballa Rock
05. Dean's Mood
06. Finger On The Pulse 
07. Cool Dude 
08. On The Drop Of 1
09. Victory Jam
10. Memphis Happiness
11. Peacefull Dub
12. Finger Dub
13. Victory Dub
14. Cool Dub
15. Freedom Dub
16. Dean's Version

 


Credits:

Drums - Sly Dunbar
Bass - Robbie Shakespeare
Guitar -  Black Steal
Keyboards - Leroy Mafia
Percussion - Sky Juice
Brass - Dean Fraser

 


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