Sound quality of the video is bad, but wow what a line-up. It’s the legendary Scientist with the Upsetters playing alongside Loefah, Pinch, Mala & Sgt Pokes (that’s the whole Digital Mystikz crew) for what must have been quite a night of bass heavy beats.
The live set preceeded the release of Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space, an album of 12 exclusive and unreleased dubstep rhythms from top producers Kode 9, Shackleton, Pinch, Mala and more. All of them got remixed and versioned by revered dub engineer Scientist.
Scientist, nom de plume of Hopeton Brown, started his career behind the mixing desk in the mid seventies at King Tubby’s Kingston studios. The eighties saw him working at Tuff Gong studios and it was during this period that he created his seminal series of albums for Greensleeves. Listen to Scientist Rids The World Of The Curse Of The Evil Vampires or Scientist Wins The World Cup. Music, titles and sleeves are legend.
‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’ continues this tradition and in archetypical style, Scientist puts decades of tactile, hands-on experience to work, deftly transforming the killer originals into living, breathing dub music with his most sacred of black arts.
“This project has taken over a year to put together from its conception late last summer,” says Tectonic label boss Pinch. “The final results are worth every minute of effort that’s gone into this – this is definitely my proudest moment for Tectonic to date. The influence of dub swings round full circle!”