New York, USA – The latest Dub Syndicate
creation, Pure Thrillseekers, features exhilarating mixes by On-U Sound
collaborator Adrian Sherwood and by Scientist. On Pure ThrillSeekers, Dub
Syndicate outdoes themselves with a higher-than-usual number of vocal
performances by the likes of such reggae super-stars as
Luciano, Junior Reid Gregory Isaacs and Cornell Campbell, among others. Pure
Thrillseekers, the creation of Roots Radics drummer Style Scott in association
with Adrian Sherwood, presents a diverse array of Dub Syndicate tracks,
including their trademark heavy dubs, re-mixed vocal tracks, dee-jay tracks and
instrumental versions. The opening track, “One In A Billion,” features a transcendent vocal by
Luciano that is made even more affecting by an echo-heavy mix. Gregory Isaacs
delivers a hard-hitting tale of ghetto reality over a kicking rhythm on
“Kingston 14” while Dub Syndicate offers a memorable take on current top-ranking
DJ Capleton’s “Time” with the song “Time Dub.”
Pure ThillSeekers also showcases such new artists as Jah Bless (on the
rock-hard “Guns And Cocaine,” Moses (on “Ready For The World” and Little David
(first presented on Fear Of A Green Planet.) A special highlight is a dub mix of
Gregory Isaacs’ “Private Secretary,” the follow-up hit to his “Night Nurse” classic.
For the past twenty-two years Dub Syndicate has been the world’s greatest dub
band, releasing a string of acclaimed recordings which marry a deep and heavy
reggae roots sensibility with a quirky, progressive creativity that has often
involved collaborations with artists from outside The reggae world such as
Massive Attack’s Shara Nelson. In addition, Dub Syndicate has been able to
recreate their sound live and has mesmerized audiences with a rare and powerful
dub concert experience. As a result, they have garnered a global following made
up of fans who don’t necessarily listen to reggae.
Pure Thrillseekers now].
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.