LargeUp Premiere: Major Lazer & Walshy Fire Present Suns of Dub

December 9, 2013


A group, record label and sound system based between Jamaica, Trinidad and New Jersey, Suns of Dub is led by Addis Pablo, son of the late great Augustus Pablo, and producer/label co-CEO, Ras Jammy. Over the last few years the unit, which also consists of artists Masia One (Canada), Jah Bami (Trinidad) and Zebulun (Trinidad) and drummer Tesfa Zion, has released a steady stream of innovative tracks blending and bridging the gap between traditional dub featuringโ€”Addis has taken up the mantle for the melodica, the instrument his father legitimized on his landmark projects with King Tubby and his own Rockers Internationalโ€”and modern EDM.

As he did with Chronixx last year, Walshy Fire of Major Lazer has stepped up to put things in perspective, gathering Suns of Dub’s key tracks, along with original remixes and unreleased tunes, for global consumption. Showcasing the crew’s diversity, the mix runs through Reggae, dub, dubstep, dancehall, trap, hip-hop, drum and bass and even some steelpan made in Port of Spain, Trinidad, with pannist Derron Ellies. Things start out with “Vybz Wa Yuh Feel,” a track featured in Part 2 of our Meditations video series featuring Addis Pablo and Jesse Royal (Watch Part One starring Ras Jammy and Jesse Royal here), which you can watch below (or get the full experience here).

Many of Addis’ colleagues from Jamaica’s youthful reggae revival make appearances, including Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Kelissa and Jah 9, as do Bob Marley, who gets a Suns of Dub remix of “Waiting in Vain” featuring Addis’ melodica, and Slum Village (their “Fall in Love” is remixed).

Walshy and Suns of Dub being LargeUp family, they’ve given us the exclusive premiere for the project, right here.ย  Download, listen, enjoy and look out for more Suns of Dub on LargeUp soon. They’ve already got a busy 2014 lined up, withย  Masia One Meets Suns of Dub at the Shiloh Temple; Addis’ solo melodica album on Dutch label JAH Solid Rock; and The Journey to Baltimore, an EP inspired by Sly and Robbie’s “Baltimore (Dub)” featuring Mikey General and Queen Omega.

Addis Pablo will also be our guest of honor at this Thursday’s extended version of The LargeUp Sessions this Thursday on Stay tuned for more details.

Track Listing

1. Vybz Wa Yuh Feel ย  – Suns of Dub & El Toro

2. Babylon Dubbing Down – Kelissa (Suns of Dub Mix)

3. Do it – Suns of Dub & El Toro (The Russian Experiment)

4. Sound Boy Dub – Simonese Iyata (Rastafari Rise Riddim)

5. Real Dub – Kabaka Pyramid (Rastafari Rise Riddim)

6. Amsterdam Interview Interlude – Suns of Dub

7. Fall in Love (feat. Addis Pablo) – Slum Village (Suns of Dub Mix)

8. Amsterdam Interview Interlude – Suns of Dub

9. Hot Steppa DubMIx (feat. Chronixx & Green Lion Crew) – Suns of Dub

10. Wall Street (Getย  Free) – Chronixx (Suns of Dub Mix)

11. Waiting in Vain (feat. Addis Pablo) – Bob Marley (Suns of Dub Mix)

12. Dub CInderella – Protoje (Cinderella in Black Riddim)

13. Weeping (Ganja) Dub – Kabaka Pyramid (Suns of Dub & Bek Susertz)

14. Zion I Dub (feat. Addis Pablo) – Adam Prescott & Suns of Dub

15. My Name Dub – Kabaka Pyramid & Augustus Pablo (Havendale Rock)

16. DubTron – Suns of Dub & El Toro (The Russian Experiment)

17. Touch the Road Dub – Luciano (Suns of Dub Mix)

18. Music Like Herb Interview Interlude – Ras Jammy

19. Lavantille Uprising (feat. Derron & TesfaZion) – Suns of Dub (Journey to Port of Spain)

20. Rastafari & Augustus Pablo in Music Interlude – Addis Pablo

21. Inna de Dub – Addis Pablo & Suns of Dub

22. Mountain Peak (feat. Machet) – Addis Pablo

23. Far I (Send Out) – Suns of Dub

24. New Dub – Jah 9 & Addis Pablo (Call of the Righteous)

25. Welcome to Trinidad (feat. Derron) – Suns of Dub

26. Alpha Omega (feat. Augustus Pablo) – Suns of Dub & El Toro (The Russian Experiment)

27. Freedom Fighters Dub (feat. Earl Sixteen) – Suns of Dubย 

28. Rat Race Dub (feat. Addis Pablo) – Randy Valentine

29. Life as a Soldier – Queen Omega (The Journey to Baltimore)

30. Concrete Dub (feat. Addis Pablo) – Zebulun (Suns of Dub)

31. No Woman No Dub – Bob Marley (Suns of Dub Mix)