SCIENTIST

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Scientist, born Hopeton Brown in Kingston, Jamaica, 1960 (sometimes known as Overton Brown), was a protégé of King Tubby (Osbourne Ruddock), one of the originators of dub music.

Brown was introduced to electronics by his father, who worked as a television and radio repair technician. He began building his own amplifiers and would buy transformers from Tubby's Dromilly Road studio, and while there would keep asking Tubby to give him a chance at mixing. He was taken on at Tubby's as an assistant, performing tasks such as winding transformer coils, and began working as a mixer in the mid-1970s, initially creating dubs of reworked Studio One riddims for Don Mais' Roots Tradition label, given his chance when Prince Jammy cut short a mixing session for Mais because he was too tired to continue. The first hit record that he mixed was Barrington Levy's "Collie Weed". His name originated from a joke between
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SCIENTIST Heavyweight Dub Champion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heavyweight Dub Champion
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1980
SCIENTIST The Best Dub Album In The World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Dub Album In The World
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1980
SCIENTIST Scientist vs. Prince Jammy ‎: Big Showdown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy ‎: Big Showdown
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1980
SCIENTIST Scientist & Papa Tad's : Allied Dub Selection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist & Papa Tad's : Allied Dub Selection
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1980
SCIENTIST Dub Landing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dub Landing
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1981
SCIENTIST Scientist Meets The Space Invaders album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist Meets The Space Invaders
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1981
SCIENTIST Scientific Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientific Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1981
SCIENTIST In The Kingdom Of Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In The Kingdom Of Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1981
SCIENTIST World At War album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
World At War
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1981
SCIENTIST Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1981
SCIENTIST Dub War (Coxsone Vs Quaker City) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dub War (Coxsone Vs Quaker City)
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1981
SCIENTIST In Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1981
SCIENTIST Scientist Meets The Roots Radics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist Meets The Roots Radics
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1982
SCIENTIST Scientist And Jammy Strike Back! (with Prince Jammy) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist And Jammy Strike Back! (with Prince Jammy)
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1982
SCIENTIST Scientist Wins The World Cup album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist Wins The World Cup
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1982
SCIENTIST Scientist Encounters Pac-Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist Encounters Pac-Man
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1982
SCIENTIST Dub Landing Volume 2 (with Prince Jammy) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dub Landing Volume 2 (with Prince Jammy)
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1982
SCIENTIST The Seducer Dub Wise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Seducer Dub Wise
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1982
SCIENTIST High Priest Of Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Priest Of Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1982
SCIENTIST Heavy Metal Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heavy Metal Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1982
SCIENTIST Crucial Cuts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crucial Cuts
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1983
SCIENTIST Scientist Presents Neville Brown ‎: With The Aggrovators At Channel One Studios album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist Presents Neville Brown ‎: With The Aggrovators At Channel One Studios
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1983
SCIENTIST The People's Choice album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The People's Choice
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1983
SCIENTIST Scientist vs Professor : Dub Duel At King Tubby's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist vs Professor : Dub Duel At King Tubby's
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1983
SCIENTIST Scientist vs Peter Chemist ‎: 1999 Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist vs Peter Chemist ‎: 1999 Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1984
SCIENTIST Repatriation Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Repatriation Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1986
SCIENTIST King of Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
King of Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1987
SCIENTIST International Heroes Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
International Heroes Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1989
SCIENTIST Dubbin With Horns (Meets Roots Radics) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Dubbin With Horns (Meets Roots Radics)
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1996
SCIENTIST Dub For Daze Volume Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dub For Daze Volume Two
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1996
SCIENTIST Mach 1: Beyond the Sound Barrier album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mach 1: Beyond the Sound Barrier
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1999
SCIENTIST Kills the Millennium Bug album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kills the Millennium Bug
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1999
SCIENTIST Dubs Culture Into a Parallel Universe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dubs Culture Into a Parallel Universe
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2000
SCIENTIST All Hail The Dub Head album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Hail The Dub Head
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2001
SCIENTIST Pockets Of Resistance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pockets Of Resistance
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2003
SCIENTIST Dub Wise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dub Wise
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2003
SCIENTIST Dub 911 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dub 911
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2006
SCIENTIST Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2010
SCIENTIST The Scientist Meets Ted Sirota: Heavyweight Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Scientist Meets Ted Sirota: Heavyweight Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2013

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SCIENTIST Crucial Cuts Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crucial Cuts Vol. 2
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1986
SCIENTIST Dub In The Roots Tradition album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dub In The Roots Tradition
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1996
SCIENTIST RAS Portraits - The Scientist album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
RAS Portraits - The Scientist
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2003

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SCIENTIST Dubbin With Horns (Meets Roots Radics)

Album · 1996 · Dub/Ska/Reggae
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To the casual listener, the relationship between jazz and dub roots reggae may not be obvious other than that both are based on African rhythms, but the very origins of ska/rock steady/reggae were created by Jamaican jazz musicians. In Jamaica, during the early 60s, out of work jazz and RnB musicians began to find steady employment playing the new ska beat, and brought with them the horn charts and rhythmic riffs from their previous work as jazzmen. Over the years ska gave way to reggae, but the jazz musicians were still part of this scene. In the late 70s engineer/mixer King Tubby assembled some of Jamaica’s finest musicians and began to record experimental psychedelic instrumental records that became known as dub. Fast forward a few more years and now his most talented protégé, a young man named Scientist, has taken the controls for even more creative dub adventures.

Although the release date says 1996, “Dubbin with Horns” was recorded during the late 70s, which is a good thing because modern dub has lost its roots and has been infiltrated with hip-hop, techno, crackaeton and crack-step. There are a lot of great late 70s dub records out there, but this one is especially good. The sound on here is pure gold, deep and heavy with just the right reverb around the horns to make them sound massive. Don’t expect jazz solos from the horn players, they just stick to their riffs, but every riff is the perfect addition to the riddims laid down by the Roots Radics. There are so many great tunes on here, but one favorite is “Nuh Brother Fight”, based on the majestic sounds of what is often called the “Stagalog” riddim, the horns sound like an African procession and Scientist interjects perfectly timed echoes and breaks. The deep bass on this cut will definitely test your sub-woofer.

Fans of late 70s dub should pick this one up, in a genre loaded with great recordings, this one is a slight cut above the rest.

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