A new release on Tectonic shows the Jamaican dub pioneer reworking recent dubstep tracks.
Bristol-based imprint Tectonic Recordings has unveiled details for a new collection of remixes by dub producer Hopeton Brown, AKA Scientist.
Born in Kingston Town in 1960, Brown is one of dub music's most important innovators. He spent his teenage years as an assistant at King Tubby's Dromilly Road studio, where he eventually developed his mixing skills. His nickname was born when Prince Jammy and Bunny Lee were having a conversation about Brown's forward-thinking ideas in the studio, allegedly leading the former artist to say "Damn, this little boy must be a scientist." He's released more than 20 albums over the course of his career, including titles like The Best Dub Album in the World, High Priest of Dub and Scientist Wins the World Cup.
The new collection, Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space, bridges the gap between original dub and contemporary dubstep. The first disc shows Brown reworking the likes of Shackleton, Guido, Mala and Kode9, while the second provides all of the tracks' original versions. Label boss Pinch says the compilation is "definitely my proudest moment for Tectonic to date. The influence of dub swings round full circle!"
01. Pinch feat. Emika - 2012 Dub
02. Armour (Roly Vex'd) - The Long Way Dub
03. Guido - Korg Back Dub
04. Shackleton - Hackney Marshes Dub
05. King Midas Sound - U Dub
06. Loefah & SGT Pokes - Dog Money Dub
07. Distance - Ill Kontent Dub
08. RSD - After All Dub
09. Jack Sparrow - Red Sand Dub
10. Mala (Digital Mystikz) - City Cycle Dub
11. Cyrus (Random Trio) - Footsteps Dub
12. Kode 9 & Spaceape - Abeng Dub
01. Pinch feat. Emika - 2012
02. Armour (Roly Vex'd) - The Long Way
03. Guido - Korg Back
04. Shackleton - Hackney Marshes
05. King Midas Sound - U
06. Loefah & SGT Pokes - Dog Money
07. Distance - Ill Kontent
08. RSD - After All
09. Jack Sparrow - Red Sand
10. Mala (Digital Mystikz) - City Cycle
11. Cyrus (Random Trio) - Footsteps
12. Kode 9 & Spaceape - Abeng
Tectonic Recordings will release Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space on November 29th, 2010.