Trying something new
Is oh so good for you
When I first saw the word “Dub,” I assumed it was related to Dubstep and kind of kept my distance. Then one fateful day I stumbled upon the Instrumental Dub genre in Pandora and pushed play.
According to Wikipedia, who knows everything,
Dub is a genre of electronic music that grew out of reggae in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre, though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae. Music in this genre consists predominantly of instrumental remixes of existing recordings and is achieved by significantly manipulating and reshaping the recordings, usually by removing the vocals from an existing music piece, and emphasizing the drum and bass parts.
Instrumental dub is addictive. Smooth. Flavorful. Not distracting, yet so much better than white noise. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Six weeks and many chill sessions later, the easy does it beats are still playing in the background of my life. Saxophone-infused is especially fantastic. Here is a dub cover of Gene Chandler’s classic “Duke of Earl.”
Tell me that wasn’t the shit.
Then I heard this gem, another take on a classic groove. It brought me back to southern California and those days of drifting along the Pacific Coast Highway.
And finally, we have “On the Dub-ble” by DJ Krush:
This type of music flows perfectly in the background, no? What do you think?