Freedom In Dub

CD £10.99
  • SKU: 0054645705622
  • UPC: 0054645705622
  • Release Date: 11 August 2017


Label Review.

2017 dub album.

Our Overview.

The Italian Alberto D'Ascola; better known for his stage name Alborosie, is one of reggae’s emerging masters of dubwise production, who has honed his craft through the creation of six studio albums.

Wearing many hats as a singer, songwriter, DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist he ended up one of the more unlikely of Jamaica's dancehall and reggae stars. The son of a retired police officer, he aught himself to play guitar, bass, drums, and piano, and by 1993, when he was just 15, he was playing in the Italian reggae band Reggae National Tickets , billing himself as Stena In 2001 he decided to leave the group for a solo career, and moved to Jamaica to be closer to the musical culture that had so inspired him. Officially adopting the name The Italian Alberto D'Ascola; better known for his stage name Alborosie, he began work as a sound engineer and producer in Kingston, participating in projects by artists like Ky-Mani Marley, while still continuing to work and develop his own material.

Along the way, he has become the biggest selling european roots reggae artist and now he returns with a dub version of his celebrated 2016 'Freedom & Fyah' album titled 'Freedom In Dub.' The distinctive production of these ten newly recorded dub mixes underscore the international reggae stars skill and credibility as a master of dub.

The songs on 'Freedom & Fyah,' extends and explores new sonic directions within the structure of the original recordings and demonstrates his production skill and depth of feel with 13 contemporary and authentic reggae . Using vintage analog equipment, Alborosie bridges the sounds and rhythms of classic reggae to 2017, highlighting his lineage to producers like Linval Thompson and King Jammy among others. A commercial single "Stolling featuring Protoje" (19.5 release) features a remix by Tracker John MD and "Strolling Into Dub" from the ‘Freedom In Dub’ album.


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