Sly & Robbie vs. Roots RadicsThe Dub Battle
DETAILSEvent: RECORD STORE DAY 2023
Release Date: 4/22/2023
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Dubshot Records
Release type: 'RSD First' Release
Produced by Hernan “Don Camel” Sforzini, the collection of songs on Sly & Robbie vs. Roots Radics: The Dub Battle, is a perfect pairing of might and creativity. These recordings can only be described as a Dub Clash, or as Roger Stefans calls it in the liner notes: “Dub Dubstock.” Taking the concept of pairing some of the greatest roots artists with some of the genre’s most beloved Dub artists adds a new dimension to the legacy of everyone involved, and serves as an epitaph to the careers of Toots Hibbert, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and Bunny “Striker” Lee. These recently departed legendary dub artists join in the enduring sounds of unreleased ‘70s productions from Osbourne Ruddock aka King Tubby who contributes to the project more than 30 years after his untimely demise.
Released on vinyl for the first time.
1. Dub Morning (Scientist Dub) – Sly & Robbie, Scientist feat. Mykal Rose 2. Dubterior Motives (King Jammy Dub) – Roots Radics, King Jammy feat. Brinsley Forde 3. Dub My Mind (Bunny "Striker" Lee Dub) – Sly & Robbie, Bunny Lee feat. The Mighty Diamonds 4. Dub Glory (Mad Professor Dub) – Roots Radics, Mad Professor feat. Freddie McGregor 5. Mind Your Dub (Don Camel Dub) – Sly & Robbie, Don Camel feat. Horace Andy 6. Gwan Dub Up Yuh Mouth (Mad Professor Dub) – Roots Radics, Mad Professor feat. Pablo Moses 7. Full Dub, Plant a Tree (Don Camel Dub) – Sly & Robbie, Don Camel feat. Lee "Scratch" Perry, Addis Pablo 8. The Gates of Dub (Lee "Scratch" Perry Dub) – Roots Radics, Lee "Scratch" Perry feat. Max Romeo 9. Argentina Dub (Dennis Bovell Dub) – Sly & Robbie, Dennis Bovell feat. Ken Boothe 10. Dub Must Get Better (Don Camel Dub) – Roots Radics, Don Camel feat. The Congos 11. Make a Dub (Scientist Dub) – Sly & Robbie, Scientist feat. Luciano 12. Dub to You (King Jammy Dub) – Roots Radics, King Jammy feat. Toots & the Maytals 13. Dub It to the Max (King Tubby Dub) – Sly & Robbie, King Tubby 14. Radical Dub Mix (King Tubby Dub) – Roots Radics feat. King Tubby 15. (bonus track/vinyl only) Sunshine Girl - Sly and Robbie feat Big Youth 16. (bonus track/vinyl only) Coming of Jah Jah - Roots Radics feat U-Roy