Dubber Side of the Moon (Bonus Track Version)
Easy Star All-Stars
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||Speak to Me / Breathe (In the Air) [Dubmatix Remix]||Easy Star All-Stars||3:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||On the Run (10 Ft. Ganja Plant Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||4:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Time (Groove Corporation Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||5:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Great Gig In the Sky (Dubphonic Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||5:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Money (Alchemist Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||6:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Us and Them (Dreadzone Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||5:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Any Colour You Like (Kalbata Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||4:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Brain Damage (Adrian Sherwood and Jazzwad Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||4:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Eclipse (Victor Rice Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||2:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Step It Pon the Rastman Scene (Border Crossing Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||4:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Money (Mad Professor Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||5:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Time Version (Michael G Easy Star All-Stars Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||3:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||On the Run (J.Viewz Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Breathe (In the Air) [Scientist Remix]||Easy Star All-Stars||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Money (Liquid Agents Remix)||Easy Star All-Stars||7:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
A highly desirable set of beatmakers and dub masters are handling the remixes here, but the reason Dubber Side of the Moon works so well could very well be the seven years that have passed since the source material was released. Everyone from dub legend Mad Professor to dubstep upstart Kalbata digs deep into these tracks, as if they picked up the Easy Star All-Stars’ original Pink Floyd tribute, Dub Side of the Moon, back in 2003 and have kept it in the play stack ever since. Dubmatrix might have even gone to see the group live as his opening mix uplifts with the horns and then chills with the bass, reflecting the on-stage sound of Easy Star. Fans of avant-dub will appreciate Adrian Sherwood and his funhouse mirror mix of “Brain Damage,” which recalls the madness of his label On-U Sound during its golden age. The Alchemist turns “Money” into a dubstepping monster while Dreadzone show admirable restraint, giving “Us and Them” a proper touch of wistfulness in a mix that seems to drift in space. Best in show goes to Border Crossing’s “Step It Pon the Rastaman Scene” which is “Any Colour You Like” dubbed into a wobbly nightmare.
Easy Star All-Stars,. Dubber Side of the Moon.
Seriously, an extraordinary adventure across the sonic reverb atmosphere. I'm a Jamerican, a child of Dub. I live for the reverb and don't suffer 'tin-pan' sound systems that don't understand how to properly craft the infectious echoed rhythms of Dub music. To think that the Easy Stars would be affected by not just the Pink Floyd original but (obviously) their own first adventure with that Rock classic to re-visit it and layer and enhance and "drum & bass it up!?" Awesome! If you already own any of these seminal Dub expressions: Burning Spear (Garvey's Ghost), 'Dubmissions II', Bad Brains (I and I Survive), Black Uhuru (Strongg Dubb) and more of the same (if you're a fan of Kruder & Dorfmeister), then this needs to be part of your collection!
Dubber Side is a Journey
With different treatments of Dub Side/Dark Side this is an album that should be listened to and savored. At the same time, you can imagine a long trip on the dance floor to some songs you would never think to dance to - Money by Liquid Agents. I like the suspension of time and place that this song brings - all is fully eclipsed.
This is what it's for!
Just like the flaming lips easy star realizes this album was made to do and redo over and over. It only gets better. It's all in your mind. Pink Floyd was experimental so is this.
Years Active: '00s, '10s