Toppa Top 8: Don Corleon Selects His Favorite Dub Records + Exclusive Interview

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1. Augustus Pablo/King Tubby, King Tubby’s Meets Rockers Uptown


My favorite of all of them is King Tubby’s. Just for the low end…how he sets that bass and that kick. No matter which King Tubby’s, it has more bottom end than all of them. Even when I listen to on my Mac laptop I say, How did he get the kick like that?  And King Tubby’s is coming from an older time than all of the other people. Even the equipment that he used just have a sound. That eight-track board has a sound. Mad Professor is cleaner and crispier–it sounds good–but King Tubby’s has a rusty, dirty sound. Like an 8-bit.