Playing tracks by
Vista, Gus Till, Bluetech, Ashtech, Shen and more.
One day while aimlessly roaming the aisles of a record store in Boston I saw cassette by ROIR called 21st Century Dub. I didn’t know what dub was but I really dug the stuff ROIR put out by Glenn Branca and Einsturzende Neubauten. ROIR hadn’t disappointed me yet so purchased a copy of 21st Century Dub.
I fell completely in love with dub. I was enchanted with how a form of music that was at once so miminal could have so much depth. Dub was sexy, mysterious, sensual and, at times, had a sense of humor. And dub was adaptive. Dub may have been a mutant offshoot of reggae but it quickly worked it’s way into punk, hip hop and other forms of electronic music. Which brings us to today’s show.
The artists on this edition of solipsistic NATION capture a lot of the complexity of dub that I love so much. So light up a spliff or grab a pint of lager or whatever you have to do to get out of your head and kick back and relax and enjoy today’s journey into the realms of dub.