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WWW, October 2008 - From Studio One to the current House studio's and online artists: everything DUB is in the fourth chapter of the excellent DUBSTA series. Once again, a deep deep excursion into DUB space.

We definitely go beyond the realm of what is generally considered to be Reggae Music in this one hour mix of some very extra-ordinary material. A bit of R&B and House isn't avoided at all by the selectors, which makes the (90%) Reggae even more strong.

After all, the theme of the Dubsta series is obviously DUB: from the ancient times when it was born to the present times wherein the art and technique is present in musical styles that have in themselves nothing to do with Reggae at all.

The selectors behind the Dubsta series don't go too far beyond the realms of Reggae, however. In this mix, there is even a Dub version from a track by the 1980's band "The Police" which cannot be defined other than contemporary Dub Reggae.

That is, just after one of the hardest online Dub artists at the moment (Fried Wire) gives acte d' presence with another crucial piece of original Dub Reggae: another highlight in this highly interesting and well-balance one hour selection of dub, dub and dub.


01. Round 1 Scientist Big Showdown At King Tubby’s
02. Harder Than Babylon - Mad Professor
03. Nightwalker - Trentemoller
04. Searching For Stalag - Dub Traffik Control
05. Like The Wind Ft. Deuce Eclipse (Kidkanevil Remix) - Dj Vadim
06. Dub Experience - Lodovic Navarre
07. DJ Choice - Mad Professor
08. Two Seven Clash Dub - Culture
09. Roman Dub - Harry Mudie
10. Moi KaDub - Dub Division
11. This Is The Law (Big-Fi Dub) - Version Big-Fi
12. Dub-ble Tough Part Two - Fried Wire
13. Walking On The Moon (Walking On The Dub) - DubXanne
14. Dub The Government - Sly & Robbie
15. Dub 16 - Scientist
16. Taurus Dub No.2 - Various Artists Studio One
17. The Bold Dub - King Tubby
18. Cocaine - Sly & The Revolutionaries
19. Dub Fi Gwan - King Tubby
20. Channel One In Dub - Linval Thompson
21. Struggle (Remix) - Dub Syndicate
22. Kunta Kinte Version One - The Revolutionaries
23. Any Dub You Like - Easy Star All-Stars

1:07:21 - 108 MB

Finally back from my Macintosh melt down… here’s the next installment in the Dubsta series put together on two 1999 Power Mac G4’s to give it a more old school flavour…

(Speaker warning: a mixture of formats & very old hardware could create sound level fluctuation)

“….this is not MONO….this is not STEREO….this is for folks with MORE than two ears!”


Bong - Get On It | King Megatrip - Split!

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Over the last couple of days two of my favourite bmbx mixers have put down some dope plastic on their virtual turntables......check it out.....

Bong - Get On It (grab it here)

Herb LF - Sunliner (Original Mix)
Manuel Tur - Vabanque (Stimming Remix)
Jerome Syderham - Stockholm Go Bang
My My - Everybody’s Talkin
Sebastien Davidson - Nightbird
Manuel Tur - Guardian Angel (Original Mix)
Jay Shephard - Pipes n’ Slippers (Manuel Tur & Dplay Remix)
Krakk & Smakk - Money In The Bag (Ian Pooley Mix)
Herb LF - Down To The Sound
Prezzner - Another Lover (Original Mix)
Osunlade - Momma’s Groove (Nomumbahoes Remix)
Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Tristesse (Original Mix)
Johnjohn - Meanwhile (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Remix)
Barbara Tucker & Tucillo - One Desire (Hideo Kobayashi Dub)
Brendan Moeller - Rodeo Dub
Jacksonville - Super 8 Motel
Bargq Barbi - In Love (Solomun Remix)
Matt Rowan - Sam I Am (Stan Kolev Deeper Mix)
Stan Kolev - Hiawatha (Joeski Remix)

October 2008


King Megatrip - Split! (grab it here)

01 john coltrane _ blue train _ blue note
02 jason prine _ breaks and beeps _ skylab operations
03 billy stewart _ secret love _ chess
04 beathoven _ well, do you punk? _ puma strut
05 black eyed peas _ labor (it’s a holiday) _ a&m records
06 dilated peoples _ bullet train _ capitol
07 inspectah deck _ stereotype _ in the paint
08 pepe deluxe _ salami fever _ catskills
09 suba _ samba do gringo paulista (zero db reconstruction) _ crammed
10 al brown _ here i am baby _ trojan
11 norma fraser _ the first cut is the deepest _ soul jazz
12 lattimore brown _ yak-a-poo _ goldmine
13 archie shepp _ attica blues _ impulse
14 curtis lee & the kgp’s _ get in my bag _ goldmine
15 shelly fisher - i’ll leave you girl _ goldmine
16 blackalicious ft. rakaa & babu _ passion _ mca
17 the herbaliser _ time 2 build _ ninja tune
18 les gammas _ forma 2000 (reforma 2001) _ schema records
19 dj icey _ cross-eyed sally (robotic ragga mix) _ zone
20 labi siffre _ doctor doctor _ emi

another one from the dusty Megatrip vaults…

this was originally intended to be a “split” mix with an online friend of my brother’s - but the kid never came through… so the second half of this was recorded back in October of 2002, while the first part was added on later in May of 2003.

Solid Steel used 30 minutes of this mix for their December 01.2003 show… and I re-used a couple tracks from it for my latest Solid Steel retrospective mix earlier this year (I Must Insist You Eat Steel).

hope you like it… enjoy!


Another tuff selection moon-hops it's way to the b00gie shed from the Version Big-Fi crew. Kicks off (and it's seriously kicking this mix...) with an absolute belter 'you are not alone' - apparently a track from their upcoming album, Crux Collide Hybridize, due for release sometime this month - rumour has it there's a limited dub album being given out with it too - all I can say is.... BRING IT ON - MORE FIRE!

But for now listen and enjoy this killa selection - soona or later these guys have gotta get that soundsystem out there firing up and down........ the clubs and festies need it bad!

STOP THAT TRAIN - 15 - VERSION BIG FI (Download here)

1. Version Big-Fi - You Are Not Alone
2. Version Big-Fi vs Feral - D'skasting
3. Lion Sounds System II - Dub-ble Tough Part Two
4. Dub Rifles - Green Girl Dub
5. Dino Dub - Rastafari Dubwise
6. Jah Billah - Pacifist Camapigne
7. Benga - The Germ
8. 6Blocc - Never Scared
9. Improvisators Dub Meets The Disciples - Basse-Batt
10. High Tone - Bad Weather
11. Groove Armada - Tuning In (Dub Mix)
12. Junkyard Productions - Sister Let Him Go
13. The Orb - Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass II)
14. Beats International - Echo Chamber
15. Prince Buster - Al Capone

Mixed By: Version Big-Fi

Running Time 59.24