From TAWk to Ras Takura, from Hotdrop to The Technician, another show filled with great new music. Also new this week: Scratchy Dubplate Crew, Levi Roots & Michael Rose, Reverse Engineering, Mind’s Eye Dub, Fatima, Duba, Chin Dub, and an exclusive live track from Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.
Another week filled with many new releases… Among these were the album “Routes” by Smoke (actually released in ’08 in Italy); the new Ras Amerlock “2010, A Bass Oddity (Trinity All Stars)” (on Libre Comme Lair); and the new Marcus Visionary “Carib EP II” (on Liondub International).
The Echo Chamber’s annual Bob Marley / King Tubby special…mashed-up with Valentine’s Day: The Tuff Gong & Tubby Love Dub special. Of course we had plenty of Bob Marley and King Tubby…but this year the format of the special expanded to include a number of cover songs (by CeU, Marissa Lindsay, Sinead O’Connor, and Rihanna). And then there was the “love” thing…
Another week filled with new dubs…alongside classic dub and roots. New releases from Citizen Sound, Richie Phoe, Vuelo meets Tony Dubshot, and KFAI’s own e.g. bailey (with his excellent “American Afrikan” album scheduled for release in April). Also…got a start on celebrating Bob Marley’s 65th birthday, and paid respects to King Tubby.