Dub is the avant-garde verso of reggae, created by manipulating and reshaping recordings using studio strategies and techniques. While dub was one of the first forms of popular music to turn the idea of song inside out, it is far from being fully explored. Tracing the evolution of dub, Remixology travels from Kingston, Jamaica, across the globe, following dub’s influence on the development of the MC, the birth of sound system culture, and the postwar Jamaican diaspora.
Linton Kwesi Johnson is the father of Dub poetry and became only the second living poet and first black poet to have his work published in Penguin`s Modern Classic series. Édouard Glissant has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature for his writings on creolization processes and aesthetics of worldliness and is widely acknowledged one of the most important Caribbean writers of the past half-century. Both poets are major key-figures of this and the last century. So what happens when thsee two old friends meet on a summer day to discuss the matter of things in the world?
I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at single that most collectors probably pass up all together even though they shouldn’t for various reasons. It’s “Starvation” a double A-sided charity single released in 1985 on Madness’ Zarjazz label. The aim of the single was to raise money for the starving people of Ethiopia.