Playing tracks by
Better Daze, Dubmatix, Bob Marley, Martha Velez, NOISESHAPER and more.
Time for a second dub reggae set … summer still blazing outside and this year's storm noose tightening while I sit inside watching Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke, observing the 5th anniversary of H. Katrina hittin' Nawlins … these conditions coming together just call out for a generous helping of Upstanding Dub.
Notable in this set is a fiery 2008 Dubmatix track, "Dub in Me Hand" … can't believe I slept on this back in the day … but reggae is timeless, always in style and never too late. In honor of that thought, I've also included a handful of originals from the 70's, plus you'll find John Martyn's 1982 version of "Johnny Too Bad" paired with the Mos Def "Johnny Too Beef" release that hit the blogosphere this year. Recent label promo includes goodness from Giant Step as well as some righteous love dub by Julie Crochetiere from Putamayo's Tribute to a Reggae Legend release.
Conscious reggae beats -- so you can exercise your upstanding spirit while you exercise your rump.