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Dub Factor 2 - The Dub Judah Mixes

by Black Roots

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Take Heed 03:50
Not Into War 03:36
Moving Dub 03:37
Jah Jah Dub 04:23
Chant It Dub 03:22


Dub Factor 2 - The Dub Judah Mixes is the second dub album that was released by Black Roots. in the early 1990s. If you know of Dub Factor - The Mad Professor you will, with this new version, be able to compare and juxtapose the talents of these 2 dub masters who worked with the band on different full album projects. After the vocal versions were produced they were let loose on the mixing desk to shape and interpret these Black Roots rhythms into these 2 dub versions that now make up this Dub Factor series.

Mad Professor worked with the band in the late 1980s and produced and mixed ‘All Day All Night’ and ‘Natural Reaction’ whose rhythm tracks led to first ‘Dub Factor’ album after Black Roots gave him free reign at the mixing desk to cook up the dub versions that made up this album. It’s success prompted the band to follow this up with another volume of dub mixes and what better person to do this job than the eclectic, up and coming and talented producer of the time and dub head Dub Judah himself who was doing production work for the band.

Dub Judah , of Dub jockey label fame, is still recognised and celebrated as one of the most respected names in UK Dub. He does work on his own projects but also plays bass for Norman Grant and the Twinkle Brothers . His contribution to these recordings back in the November 1993 at Coach House Studio in Bristol day was central to the success of the project. He was brought in to programme the drums , play the keyboards and do his magic with the percussion over dubs; contribute to the vocals on 2 songs (Tribal War and What Them A Do); produce the ’With Friends’ set and as an added bonus was also given the freedom of the mixing desk to concoct and mould these dubs. versions.

So after breathing new life into the songs that make up the ‘With Friends’ set it would have been an injustice not to release these dubs as the follow up album. And so, Dub factor 2 was given life. In essence this album is the dub version of ‘With Friends’ .


released March 20, 2020

All Dubs mixed by Dub Judah
Produced by Dub Judah
Engineer assisting Rik Dowding
Recorded and mixed at Coach House Studios, Bristol
All songs composed by Black Roots
Published by Nubian Music
Cover Illustration Andy Spence
Design Ken Planter


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Black Roots Bristol, UK

The band have been around for 40 years plus.They hail from St Paul's Bristol, and have been touring and recording since 1979 releasing several albums. Recently they have worked with French labels Soulbeats, Khanti Records and now with Take It easy Agency. In UK with Sugar Shack and Bristol Archive Records. But they are best known for their eponymously titled albums Black Roots and The Frontline. ... more


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