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Though Overton Brown earned the nickname Scientist for his knack with cutting-edge technology, he injects an enormous amount of soul into his dub tracks. From the yearning organ line pitted against an onslaught of echoing percussion on "Black a Shade of Dub" to the deliciously deconstructed guitar all over "East of Scientist Corner (II Pieces)", Scientist creates a spacey but groove-heavy zone all his own. And when he lends his otherworldly effects to the Bee Gees' "Words" for "Words of Dub", the effect is downright poignant.


Born: 1960 in Kingston, Jamaica

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Overton Brown was only 16 years old when producer/performer Errol "Don" Mais discovered and used the considerable talents of this adolescent dub whiz. Born in Kingston in 1960, the Scientist learned basic electronics from his TV repairman father, skills that made him very popular with the mobile DJs and their not-always-functioning sound systems. A friend suggested he visit the legendary dub producer/mixer King Tubby, not to remix records, but to get some transformers by which Scientist could build...
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Scientific Dub, Scientist
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: Reggae, Music, R&B/Soul, Dub
  • Released: 22 February 1981

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