The Art of Dub: Rediscovering the techniques of 1970s reggae production
Reggae and dub are really two separate genres. Take a song like Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” for example. By itself it is obviously a Bob Marley song, with him as the main creative engine and focus behind the song. But if a dub producer like Lee Perry were to take the master tracks of that recording, strip away the vocals and instruments periodically, add an enormous amount of delay and reverb, and possibly talk or sing over it himself; you now have not only a new song by a new artist, but an entirely new genre of music that exists almost completely in the electronic realm. This in a sense is what I’ve been trying to accomplish this year for my Culminating Experience.
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Bridges, Nathaniel, "The Art of Dub: Rediscovering the techniques of 1970s reggae production" (2015). Music Production, Technology, and Innovation. 24.