Dub Echoes is a newly produced film about dub, featuring an incredible array of artists, both original Jamaican artists – U Roy, King Jammy, Lee Perry, Sly Dunbar, Bunny Lee (to name a few), alongside a similarly awe-inspiring array of artists who have been taking dub into new directions in electronic dance music – Kode9, Roots Manuva, Howie B, Adrian Sherwood and many more. Directed by Bruno Natal over a three year period, this is a killer film to be watched over and over again, covering dub in all its different guises.
Dub Echoes traces the origins of the Jamaican dub music and its influence on the development of hip hop and electronic music. The film shows how the Jamaican invention called dub ended up influencing much of the music we hear today, from electronic music to hip-hop, transforming the studio in a musical instrument and giving way to all kinds of sonic experiments.
The dvd will soon be released on Soul Jazz Records and will come with loads of extra features, dub mixes and more. Essential!