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#Dub6music - Tom & the Mad Professor curate a dub-inspired playlist

Tom Robinson curates a dub-inspired playlist with the help of Mad Professor. Plus, producer Dennis Bovell and musicians Sly & Robbie talk about what attracted them to the genre.

Tom Robinson curates a dub-inspired playlist with the help of Mad Professor. Plus Dennis Bovell and Sly & Robbie talk about what attracted them to the genre.

Mad Professor is considered one of the leading producers of dub music's second generation and was instrumental in transitioning dub into the digital age. He has collaborated with reggae artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sly and Robbie, Pato Banton, Jah Shaka and Horace Andy, as well as artists outside the realm of traditional reggae and dub, such as Sade, Massive Attack & The Orb.

Dennis Bovell was a member of the British reggae band Matumbi, and released dub-reggae records under his own name as well as the pseudonym Blackbeard. He is most widely known for his decades-spanning collaborations with Linton Kwesi Johnson as well as producing albums for The Slits, Alpha Blondy, Fela Kuti, Orange Juice and Madness.

And finally, Sly & Robbie. They teamed up in the mid-1970s after establishing themselves separately in Jamaica as professional musicians and are estimated to have played on or produced 200,000 recordings, many of them on their own label, Taxi Records. They talk about what inspired them to pick up the instruments they are now synonymous with, and go on to be the back bone of pretty much every reggae and dub record ever recorded.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Prince Buster

    Swing Low

  • Augustus Pablo

    King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown

    Remix Artist: King Tubby.
    • Don Letts Presents: Dread Meets Greensleeves.
    • Greensleeve Records.
    • 15.
  • King Tubby & Cornell Campbell

    Give A Little Man A Great Big Hand

  • Dennis Brown

    Westbound Train

  • Aswad

    Warrior Charge

  • Mad Professor

    Kunte Kinte

  • Tommy McCook & The Supersonics

    Dub with Strings

  • Al Green

    Love and Happiness

    • Beechwood.
  • King Tubby

    300 Years at the Grass Roots

  • U-Roy & John Holt

    Wear You To The Ball

  • Yabby U

    Mash Down Rome (Dub)

  • Joe Gibbs & The Professionals

    Idlers Rest

  • Grace Jones

    Pull Up To The Bumper

    • The Divas Of Dance (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Grace Jones

    Private Life

    • Island.
  • Burning Spear

    Garvey's Ghost

  • Portishead

    Sour Times

    • Go Beat.
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Junior Murvin

    Bingo Kid


    • Janet Kay & Dennis Bovell

      Silly Games Dub

  • Dr. Alimantado

    Best Dressed Chicken In Town

    • Best Dressed Chicken In Town.
    • Keyman.
    • 1.
  • The Clash

    Robber Dub

  • Tapper Zukie


  • Augustus Pablo

    Up Wareika Hill

  • Johnny Clarke

    None Shall Escape

  • Prince Far I

    Under Heavy Manners

  • Yabby U

    Beware Dub (feat. King Tubby)

  • Mad Professor

    Fast Forward Into Dub