After missing last week, Dr. StrangeDub came in this week with a boatload of new dubs… We had the brand new Drastics album Waiting (on JumpUp!), the new Crucial Times EP from Subatomic Sound System, the new Best of the Joe Gibbs Years Dennis Brown retrospective (on Shanachie), the Pietasters All Day (on Indication), plus new albums from the Sultans of String, Nicky Hind, Kirk Davis, Zion Train, Twile, and Desdamona.
DJ Baby Swiss flies solo inna Echo Chamber… The crazy Swiss flight included new stuff from The Drastics, Smokin’ Fuzz, Zion Train, The Pietasters, and Riddimates. Also a Dub Specialist (from Studio 1) set, a Lee Perry vs. Niney the Observer set, some Treasure Isle Dub and much more…
Really got into The Sandinista Project cd on 00:02:59 records (#7 and # 25 on the playlist below). This cd is a cut-for-cut cover of the famous 1980 Clash 3 disc LP Sandanista and it’s pretty good. There’s been a bunch of Clash Tribute CD’s and this one is noteworthy because the covers are reinterpreted in creative ways while still doing what good covers do – capture the spirit of the original. It rocks !
Tonight Dr. StrangeDub and DJ Baby Swiss set up shop at the Dub Club Tiki Bar for the annual Echo Beach dog days of summer special. It was a very different kind of Echo Chamber, as we played some rock ‘n roll (twangy, instrumental surf), old school soul and RB, jazz, lounge, sultry Latin beats, and pseudo-soundtrack stuff. Oh yeah…and a bit of dub too.