Dub is the essence of reggae. It’s
reggae stripped down to what is most reggae about reggae–the drum and
bass riddims that drive the music and make it the unique blend of African and
Caribbean influences informed by all styles of music–jazz, rhythm and
blues, folk, country, rock and
beyond–that inspired the
work of King Tubby and the other original innovators of this uniquely Jamaican
Hotter Fire Dub burns with the
intensity of the classic dub releases that emerged in the early 1970’s and
slowly spread around the globe. With a palette of effects that helped define
that innovative era these driving riddims, enhanced by creative use of today’s
technological innovations bring the spirit of dub into modern times.
Hotter Fire Dub is the
fifth dub release from producer Chuck Foster, who hosts Reggae Central on KPFK
in LA. Chuck and his cohort Mike Irwin remixed tracks from Chuck’s latest vocal
release It’s Time emphasizing the heavy riddims featuring Mike Irwin on bass,
UK-based Horseman on drums,
Jamaica’s Tony Bird on
keyboards and Alberto Fernandez and Rex Bailey on guitar.
Grounded in the rockers-era riddims that
fueled the era when reggae had it’s greatest international impact, these sturdy
dubs feature all-original riddims and bass lines and classic effects combining
recording techniques with
traditional vibes for a thoroughly satisfying journey through the world of dub.