SCIENTIST – in the kingdom of dub
Hopeton Brown, better known as Scientist, has been a pioneering figure in the world of dub for 40 years. His early love of electronics proved fruitful when (still a teenager) he was hired at King Tubbys studio in Kingston. Brown quickly ascended the ranks and became heir to Tubbys throne, producing imaginative and technically impressive mixes that solidified his forward-looking nickname. Originally released in 1981, In The Kingdom Of Dub remains one of the best early LPs in Scientists long career. Produced by Roy Cousins at Channel One and featuring Sly & Robbie along with members of The Revolutionaries, The Aggrovators and The Soul Syndicate, the album offers a wide range of arresting rhythms, bold effect drops and exquisitely melodic bass. From 18 Drumalie Avenue Dub (a reference to King Tubbys address) to Burning Sun Dub, Scientist lays down a veritable roadmap of dub filled with disintegrating echoes of satiny organ and textural guitarfirmly cementing his place as one of the true innovators in Jamaican popular music * SV.