July 2011 - Once lost but now found:
straight from the dusty corners of the
Dubroom Studio Archives, where this
recording has been mixed probably somewhere
in the early years of the 21st century. It's
an instrumental track with a whole lotta
live Dub mixing by Messian Dread and some
masterful keyboard works of Sure D over an
Ire One Drop rhythm laid down by Imro Fedor
on Drums and Erik on Bass.
You could argue, that the title is not
really covering the contents of the track.
After all, there is not a single instance in
which the drum and the bass play without any
other instrument rolling along. Therefore,
as said, this is an instrumental
Sure D, the keyboard player, recorded
several tracks into the -rather primitive-
multitrack, all showcasing his talents and
skill. The drums was recorded rather
primitive, too. Having no budget at all,
just two microphones were used and since
there was no bass microphone present, the
bass drum doesn't really come forward in the
mix. Still, a tight drum and bass section
can easily be discerned.
So, what about the title?
The answer is obviously in the mix
itself. Even though the keyboards are never
completely cut off, there is still a Whole
Lotta DUB mixing going on. It was mixed
live by Messian Dread, everything done in
just one take, with the intention to apply
subtle Dub mixing in order to emphasize the
talents of the players of instruments.
No programming was involved whatsoever
during the whole process. In fact, the
computer is only used to record the mix and
subsequent mastering. Definitely a rare
recording, too good to not be shared with
those that are interested in the Dubroom's