In reggae, all roads lead to the “Riddim Twins”, Sly & Robbie. They’ve been revered as style-defining
icons for years, and together and individually have a massive influence on the genre. They are also
renowned for their willingness to shatter boundaries and experiment with sounds. Over the past
decades, they have never been shy of leaping over into other genres – for instance, their timeless,
super-tight production work for Grace Jones...!
Now, Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix. The Canadian producer and multi-instrumentalist got his hands on
original Sly & Robbie tracks and spent months crafting this new album, Overdubbed. Dubmatix is
celebrated for his out-of-the-box thinking and willingness to experiment, and the album shines with fresh
Sly & Robbie’s tunes, which are originally without vocals, haven’t simply been dubbed: extracting the
individual essence of each track, Dubmatix has added a plethora of tweaks, ideas and individuality,
making his musical signature clearly audible. On some tracks, he invited vocalists, including Jay Spaker
(John Brown's Body), Screechy Dan and Prince Alla, to contribute their unique style. As well as
Dubmatix himself, the album features many other musicians.
The result is an album that shines with eclectic diversity. From roots oriented tunes to dubs for the clubs,
there’s a bit of everything. Dubmatix’s refreshingly playful, bass-heavy approach creates new highlights
while at the same time paying deserved homage to two world-class musicians.