Title - 'Freedom In Dub'
Artist - Alborosie
For those not in the know, Alberto D'Ascola, better known by his stage name Alborosie, and sometimes styled as AlBorosie, is an Italian reggae artist.
In 2013, Alborosie released System and followed it up in 2016 with the hotly anticipated Freedom & Fyah, a ruff and rugged musical escapade through the grime and gutta of Kingston, Jamaica.
A year later and Alborosie has re-recorded dub versions of all the songs from the aforementioned hit album Freedom & Fyah and called his new album Freedom In Dub.
This brand new album, out June 3rd, 2017 via VP Records, extends and explores new sonic directions within the structure of the original recordings of ten tracks.
Using vintage analog equipment, Alborosie bridges the sounds and rhythms of classic reggae to 2017, highlighting his lineage to producers like Linval Thompson and King Jammy among others.
With the tracks all originally written about the place Alborosie calls home, this searing set of ten rasta ragga anthems - where they originally featured collaborations with the likes of Protoje, Kymani Marley, Sugus, and Roots Radics - have now all been re-imagined in dub.
1. 'Zion Dub Youth'
2. 'Strolling Into Dub'
3. 'Rocky Dub Road'
4. 'Rich N Dubby'
5. 'Dubbing Everything'
6. 'Dub Posers'
7. 'Dub Cry'
8. 'Dub Can't Cool'
9. 'Dub 420'
10. 'Carry On Dub'
We begin with the triumphant, yet distinctively laid back sounds of 'Zion Dub Youth' which is backed up by both the reverb of one of my own personal favorite tracks on this reworked album, 'Strolling Into Dub' and then the brilliant 'Rocky Dub Road.'
The twisty, creeping 'Rich N Dubby' is next and that's followed by 'Dubbing Everything' and then the experimental-sounding 'Dub Posers'. 'Dub Cry' is yet another reworked gem here, and that's backed by the harder, more defined 'Dub Can't Cool.' The dub step wonderment of 'Dub 420' is next and then the album rounds out with the washy-vibe of 'Carry On Dub.'
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