As well of course as the 'Under Heavy Manners' set for Joe Gibbs, which had done brisk business and sealed his reputation. Now he was pursuing new goals with a sense of urgency and had set about investing his earnings in yet more recordings, able now to fulfil an ambition to concentrate on producing his own records and those of other artists too. He gave prompt notice of this increased activity as early as mid-January of that year with four new titles on his Cry Tuff imprint among the first batch of pre-release consigned to the UK following the Christmas and New Year recess.
Black Focus by Yussef Kamaal. A brilliant piece of work, thematically holds together while giving plenty of variation from track to track, very satisfying. Only downside, I want more. So funky and love the melody's kyle king. Mister Magic by Merging Traffic.
Groove Situation by Horus Records. Quality Weed E. Explore music. Thibaut Devigne. Thibaut Devigne Awesome minimalistic dub from the beginning of the 80s. There is an amazingly strong focus on the bass which is made to sound hugely deep and it works to peerfection.
Any fan of reggae or dub should listen to this one. Favorite track: Dub to Africa. Kevin Cosgrove. Ras Colin. Soma Holiday. Keyboard Worrier. Marley Swain. Bassist Errol 'Flaba' Holt is the star here, and the tight rhythms and sparse accompaniment leave the field nice and clear for his deep, muscular, and mind-warping bass lines.
Flaba locks into steady, hypnotic, repetitive bass motifs that he tweaks ever so slightly so as to keep them engaging without ever breaking the trance.
Flaba's bass is relentless and insistent, like a river carving through rock. The only complaint I have is that the album doesn't feature much sound sculpting or trippy effects. This is very tough dub The musicians above would go on to form the core of the Roots Radics in the early '80s.
The sound quality of this reissue is good, and although there are some tiny surface crackles, that deep, low, rounded bass, and the rest of the mix, is pretty rich and clear. There are also some fine sleeve notes and a couple of photos inside. Length is about 40 minutes. As the previous reviewer stated, Dub To Africa is dub exercised with a lighter touch on the desk, mostly a continuous reverb and sparing, strategic deployment of delay this was one of Adrian Sherwood's first expeditions into dubwise territory.
But, there is something special about this LP always draws me in. True, the mixing isn't necessarily going to send you into outer space -- Check out Cry Tough Dub Encounter Chapter 3 for a trip to the moon; this one is strictly ground control. Earthy, driven, steppers riddims and creative use of violin not heard in Reggae, possibly hinting at later On-U sounds works from Dub Syndicate and Creation Rebel.
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Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. Genre Reggae. Spiritual Earthy Eerie Trippy Carefree. Track Listing. Bass Ace. Prince Far I. Dub to Africa. Good Music Brother. Glory to God.Glory to God 5. Hello, Love Brother 6. Cry Tuff & The Originals 7. Give Love 8. Big Fight Dub 9. Internal Dub [#] which features the classic Far I/Prince Jammy set "Cry Tuff 2," which has a lot more colorful things happening. That said, this dub *is* something to hear, and there are some killer, killer tracks here. Dub To Africa is dub /5(2).