Artist: Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix
Label: Echo Beach
Genre(s): Dub, Reggae, Breakbeat, Triphop, Afro-Brazilian, Electronic, Indie
Format: 12″ Vinyl, CD, Digital
Sly & Robbie Meet Dubmatix
In reggae, all roads lead to the “Riddim Twins”, Sly & Robbie. They’ve been revered as style-defining icons for years, and together and individually have a massive influence on the genre. They are also renowned for their willingness to shatter boundaries and experiment with sounds. Over the past decades, they have never been shy of leaping over into other genres. Take for instance, their timeless, super-tight production work for Grace Jones.
Now, Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix. The Canadian producer and multi-instrumentalist got his hands on original Sly & Robbie tracks and spent months crafting this new album, Overdubbed. Dubmatix is celebrated for his out-of-the-box thinking and willingness to experiment, and the album shines with fresh ideas.
Sly & Robbie’s tunes, which are originally without vocals, haven’t simply been dubbed: extracting the individual essence of each track, Dubmatix has added a plethora of tweaks, ideas and individuality, making his musical signature clearly audible.
On some tracks, he invited vocalists, including Jay Spaker (John Brown’s Body), Screechy Dan and Prince Alla, to contribute their unique style. As well as Dubmatix himself, the album features many other musicians.
Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix – Smoothie ft Prince Alla, Megative & Screechy Dan
The result is an album that shines with eclectic diversity. From roots oriented tunes to dubs for the clubs, there’s a bit of everything. Dubmatix’s refreshingly playful, bass-heavy approach creates new highlights. They are also paying deserved homage to two world-class musicians.
The guest vocalist line up is jam packed including: Prince Alla, Screechy Dan, Megative, Jay Spaker, Treson, Pato Irie, Bill King, Pablo Paul, Shaky, Illorn, Aaron Kazmer and The Heavyweights Brass Band.
All Tracks are written by Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Alberto Blackwood. Publishing: IXAT Music for Sly and Robbie, Jamdown/Abood Music Ltd. – BMI Inc. America for Alberto Blackwood.
“so much fantastic music here. Old skool masters meet new skool prodigy.”
– Serial Killaz UK
“that is wicked”
*”Cavernous dub excursion from Sly and Robbie, mutated to fine effect by Dubmatix. Nice cameos from Prince Allah, Screechie Dan, Treson and others too.” *
– David Katz author, music journalist, reggae historian
“the boisterous eclecticism between roots, dancehall, and clubdub, shatters the instrumentals with noise and effects, pumps them up”
Rolling Stone Magazine (DE)
“this much is already clear, the best dub album of the year”
Rene Wynands RIDDIM Magazine – Germany
Don Letts BBC Radio
“Heavy album bro”
Ras Kwame – Capital XTRA 96.9/107.1 FM – London, UK
:”This album is incredible! Cannot stop listening! “
Maken / Strefa Dread – Polskie National Radio Czwórka
Ostroda Reggae Festival
“It’s a brilliant album”
Youri Van Driessche – FM Brussel, Reggae Geel