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January 27, 2014

4. Sons of Dub
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Photo: Justin Pallack

Led by Jamaica’s Addis Pablo, son of late dub/reggae legend Augustus Pablo, and Trinidad’s Ras Jammy, Sons of Dub are a truly global outfit. Other contributors to the group include Trinidad’s Ras Daniel (at left in the photo above) and Jah Bami (at right), and Singapore-via-Canada’s Masia One. Musically, their sound is just as expansive. Though the music’s roots are at all times in Jamaica, tunes like “Vybz Wa Yuh Feel,” a collaboration with Russian beatmakers El Toro, attest to their international influences with otherworldly electronic sounds.

In under two years, the crew has already amassed a massive amount of music, touching on a multitude of dub-based genres. If the waters of their extensive Soundcloud page are too deep, dive into the Sons of Dub sound via their Walshy Fire/Major Lazer-curated mixtape premiered here last month, and get to know them in our Meditations documentary series.ย  โ€”Jesse Serwer