Flash strap presents Dub Hot Dubs
Bass n Drum style in this slab of fiery dub from the prince of voodoo exotica, Flash Strap.
“My friend Jacob once remarked, about the heat on an early summer day, “It’s hot. But it’s not dub hot.” By which he meant, while it was a warm day indeed, it simply had not yet reached the sweltering temperature which is best augmented by the hazy, nauseous, intoxicating directness of the repetition and deceptive simplicity of dub. When you are so hot and high you can hardly stand up – brother, dub is there for you to lean on. It is there to provide a bass-based roadmap through the wall of wet-hot air, combating the waves of haze with layers of phase.
It is hot now. In North Carolina the air is so damn humid you could spread it on toast. I miss the blistering dryness of Old Mex, but it’s rainy season there so I ain’t missing much besides horrendous torrents of rain and hail. Torrid Rain.
In recognition of the way things are, I put together this mix of hot dubs. How hot, you ask? Dub Hot. These are the Dub Hot Dubs. This is a monstrous slab of hand-picked dub treasures- nearly two hours worth. That should get you through the smoking experience and the first few waves of fear, incoherence, pleasure, and confusion. Once you’re on the other side of this, you’ll be breathing heat like a lizard and smelling skunks decomposing pleasantly in the distance.
At once lurid and sophisticated, the best dubs exist brilliantly at a stoned, black-as-hell intersection between pulpy low art comic pops and the primitive-conscious avant-garde. These are some of my favorite black magic echo chambers so please enjoy- and don’t forget to pull one for the ancients. If that’s your cup of tea.
This god damn thing is ripped in two parts- so please get both and reassemble.” – Flashstrap
1. Population Dub- Tappa Zukie
2. Playing It Right Dub- Keith Hudson
3. Bradsta Dub- Carlton And Family Man Barrett
4. Prophet A Come- Black Magic Dub
5. Addis Ababa Rock- Inner Circle
6. Asibiso Jungle- Vulcans
7. Jungle Dub- Black Magic Dub
8. Nice Up The Yard (Feat. U Brown)- Trinity
9. Walk Like A Dragon- I-Roy
10. Nations Liquidator- Twinkle Brothers
11. The Creepy Crawl- Tradition
12. Untitled E-E Saw Dub- Inner Circle / Fatman Riddim Section
13. Black Cinderella- Tapper Zukie
14. Memories Of The Ghetto- Augustus Pablo
15. Formula Dub- Keith Hudson
16. African Dub- King Tubby
17. Sealing Dub- The Skatalites & King Tubby
18. Drum Song- Jackie Mittoo
19. Untitled E-E Saw Dub- Inner Circle / Fatman Riddim Section
20. Magnetic Enforcer- Twinkle Brothers
21. Star Trek- Vulcans
22. Marching To Zion- Tappa Zukie
23. Back To Africa- Jimmy Radway
24. Marry Me- Winston Riley
25. Capo Dub- Carlton And Family Man Barrett
26. War Is Over- Dillinger
27. Lightning Dub- Revolutionaries
28. Dread Out Deh- Joy White
29. Murderer- Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke
30. Master Mantrol- Mikey Dread
31. Why Am I Treated So Bad- Prince Buster
32. Addis-A-Baba- Augustus Pablo