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AWARDS
2019 JUNO Award Winner for Best Reggae Recording (Canada's Grammy's)
#2 BEST DUB/REMIX ALBUM OF 2018 - Reggae.fr
Nominated for Best Album of the Year 2018 - Reggaeville Germany
#8 Best Album of 2018 - Global Reggae Charts

CHARTS & QUOTES
*" #1 Album Top 20 March 2018"*
- Global Reggae Charts

*"Killer"* Morcheeba

*"so much fantastic music here. Old skool masters meet new skool prodigy."*
- Serial Killaz UK

*"that is wicked"*
Greg Dreadzone

*"Cavernous dub excursion from Sly and Robbie, mutated to fine effect by Dubmatix. Nice cameos from Prince Allah, Screechie Dan, Treson and others too." *
- David Katz author, music journalist, reggae historian

*"the boisterous eclecticism between roots, dancehall, and clubdub, shatters the instrumentals with noise and effects, pumps them up"*
Rolling Stone Magazine (DE)

*"this much is already clear, the best dub album of the year"*
Rene Wynands RIDDIM Magazine - Germany

*"Wicked"*
Don Letts BBC Radio

*"Heavy album bro"*
Ras Kwame - Capital XTRA 96.9/107.1 FM - London, UK


Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix
Overdubbed
Echo Beach (EB125)
(CD/LP/Digital)
(release date 19.01.2018)

In reggae, all roads lead to the “Riddim Twins”, Sly & Robbie. They’ve been revered as style-defining icons for years, and together and individually have a massive influence on the genre. They are also renowned for their willingness to shatter boundaries and experiment with sounds. Over the past decades, they have never been shy of leaping over into other genres – for instance, their timeless, super-tight production work for Grace Jones...!

Now, Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix. The Canadian producer and multi-instrumentalist got his hands on original Sly & Robbie tracks and spent months crafting this new album, Overdubbed. Dubmatix is celebrated for his out-of-the-box thinking and willingness to experiment, and the album shines with fresh ideas.

Sly & Robbie’s tunes, which are originally without vocals, haven’t simply been dubbed: extracting the individual essence of each track, Dubmatix has added a plethora of tweaks, ideas and individuality, making his musical signature clearly audible. On some tracks, he invited vocalists, including Jay Spaker (John Brown's Body), Screechy Dan and Prince Alla, to contribute their unique style. As well as Dubmatix himself, the album features many other musicians.

The result is an album that shines with eclectic diversity. From roots oriented tunes to dubs for the clubs, there’s a bit of everything. Dubmatix’s refreshingly playful, bass-heavy approach creates new highlights while at the same time paying deserved homage to two world-class musicians.

credits

released January 19, 2018

All Tracks are written by Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Alberto Blackwood. Publishing: IXAT Music for Sly and Robbie, Jamdown/Abood Music Ltd. – BMI Inc. America for Alberto Blackwood.

01 DICTIONARY 5:14
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Additional Drums / Programming, Guitar, Keys, Synths / Arrangement: Dubmatix
Scratching / Cutz - Illorn

Horns: The Heavyweights Brass Band
Chris Butcher - Trombone
John Pittman - Trumpet
Paul Metcalfe - Saxophone


02 SMOOTHIE 3:55
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Percussion: Scully
Vocals: Prince Alla, Screechy Dan
Keys / Synths / Additional Guitar / Additional Percussion / Arrangement: Dubmatix
Background Vocals: Megative - Tim Fletcher, Jesse Singer, Chris Soper, Gus VanGo, Screechy Dan
Additional Percussion & FX: Grippa Hempolics
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Gus Van Go / Tim Fletcher
Additional Percussion: Jesse Singer Congas / Chris Soper: Afuche & Toy Keyboard

Horns: The Heavyweights Brass Band
Chris Butcher - Trombone
John Pittman - Trumpet
Paul Metcalfe - Saxophone


03 RIDING EAST 4:08
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Keys / Synths / Additional Basses / Programming / Arrangement: Dubmatix


04 GREAT WALL 4:35
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Guitar / Acoustic Guitar / Keys / Synths / Organ / Percussion / Programming / Arrangement: Dubmatix

Horns: The Heavyweights Brass Band
Chris Butcher - Trombone
John Pittman - Trumpet
Paul Metcalfe - Saxophone

05 COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN 4:51
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Synths / Keys / Arrangement : Dubmatix
Percussion: Pablo Paul
Guitar & Picking: Shane 'Shaky' Forrest
Organs: Bill King
Vocals: Jay Spaker


06 DIRTY FLIRTY 3:43
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Percussion / Guitar / Synths / Keys / Programming / Arrangement: Dubmatix
Afro-Brazilian Percussion / Drumming: Pato Irie
Scratching / Cutz - Illorn

Horns: The Heavyweights Brass Band
Chris Butcher - Trombone
John Pittman - Trumpet
Paul Metcalfe - Saxophone


07 GREAT ESCAPE 3:53
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Guitar / Acoustic Guitar / Keys / Synths / Strings / Percussion / Programming / Arrangement: Dubmatix

08 SHABBY ATTACK 4:01
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Percussion: Scully
Guitar / Keys / Synths / Organ / Percussion / Programming / Arrangement: Dubmatix
Bass & Hihat Filters: Jim the Boss (King Tubby Vintage Filter Box)


09 FRENCHMAN CODE 4:11
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Guitar / Piano / Keys / Synths / Organ / Percussion / Arrangement: Dubmatix
Harmonica: Aaron Kazmer
Vocals: Trèson

10 BURRU SATURDAY 4:38
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Guitar / Keys / Synths / Organ / Additional Basses / Programming / Arrangement: Dubmatix
Scratching / Cutz - Illorn


11 RUFF HOUSE 4:02
Drums: Sly Dunbar
Bass: Robbie Shakespeare
Additional Guitar / Keys / Organ / Synths / Arrangement: Dubmatix
Percussion: Pablo Paul
Guitar & Picking: Shane 'Shaky' Forrest
Organs: Bill King

Horns: The Heavyweights Brass Band
Chris Butcher - Trombone
John Pittman - Trumpet
Paul Metcalfe - Saxophone


Sequencing: Jesse / Rita & Bill King
Produced, Arranged, Mixed & Mastered by Dubmatix
(*except Drums, Bass - produced by Sly & Robbie)

All tracks (except Sly & Robbie, Scully or otherwise noted) records at Dub Arc Studios, Toronto
Percussion, Organ, Guitar for Tracks 5 & 11 recorded at Side Door Studios, Toronto, ON Canada
Sly & Robbie - Drums / Bass recorded in Jamaica

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Canadian bass head exploring the 4th dimension of echo and reverb.

"Killer" - Morcheeba

"new skool prodigy" - Serial Killaz UK

"Canada's Dread at the controls" - Don Letts BBC Radio
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