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FIFTY MUST HAVE DUB No. 4: Immigrant Dub - Basement 5

Basement 5 ‎– In Dub
Label: Island Records ‎– IPR 2038
Format: Vinyl, 12" 
Country: UK
Released: Nov 1980

A1 Paranoiaclaustrophobia Dub 5:16
A2 Work Dub 3:51
A3 Games Dub 3:55
B1 Immigrant Dub 7:17
B2 Holocaust Dub 8:06

Partly formed out of the Art Department of London's Island Records HQ in 1978, Basement 5 fused the politicised brand of post punk that was in vogue at the time with the principles of dub reggae.

This brings together two releases from 1980.
Produced by Martin Hannett.

Dennis Morris - vocals
J.R. - guitar
Leo 'E-Zee Kill' Williams - bass
Richard Dudanski - drums

Leo Williams went on to found Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones and former Basement 5 member Don Letts- he also featured for Screaming Target, Dreadzone and Carbon/Silicon.