19 August 2016
Fat Bird Recordings, Iseo&Dodosound, Echo Chamber and GreenLight met on Friday 19th at the Reggae Unversity at Rototom Sunsplash in a session entitled Dub Hits Spain, with the aim of getting to know and debating the scene and new producers in Spain.
The world of dub was analysed from many different perspectives, each different speaker drawing from their own differing experiences. All the participants are well known figures from the national dub scene and each had their place in the line up of Reggae for freedom. Some of the topics discussed were the importance of sound, how the scene functions, deepening soundsystem culture, as well as dub and its relation to sounds, bands, singers, producers and with the public, etc. The meeting also served to vindicate the role of women in dub in particular, but also in the wider world of reggae, both at event level and the public and artists that give the scene shape.
“It’s not a for-profit business, it’s for love”, explained an impassioned GreenLight, who also remarked on the importance of the figure of the soundsystem in the world of dub.
Aside from this being a productive and friendly dialogue between fellow artists on the scene, each of them also chose a new tune to showcase to the audience: “School blues” (by Iseo&Dodosound), “Lucky” (Fat Bird Recordings), a dub version of “Semillas” by Macaco (GreenLight) and “Africa” (Echo Chamber).