If old Jamaican dub is among your musical tastes, then we’re sure you know Scientist. Born in Kingston in 1960, the talent of Overton Brown (his real name) for electronics took him to King Tubby when he was just 16 years old, firstly as an electronic technician (there were scientists to repair broken things at Tubby’s), and then as an apprentice of the secrets of spiritualist dub. That was a knowledge which he would soon put into practice at the service of Don Mais, and as the main engineer at legendary recording studios like Channel One and Tuff Gong. Now Pinch has chosen him to design his new label Tectonic, which aims at confronting the “futuristic” visions of British dubstep with his Caribbean roots. Pinch raided his contacts to bring in dubstep’s top brass to create new tracks for the project. Among them Kode 9, Mala, Shackleton, Loefah & Sgt. Pokes, Guido and King Midas Sound donated “rhythms” that were then passed to a Scientist totally dedicated to his reinterpreting art. The result of this will be released on 29th November under the title “Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space”. The album will include to separate parts, one gathering the original pieces of all the producers involved, and a second CD featuring Scientist’s “dub versions”. Food for the dubheads.
Var.- Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space Disc 1: Scientist Mixes01. Pinch ft Emika – 2012 Dub02. Armour (Roly Vex’d) – The Long Way Dub03. Guido – Korg Back Dub04. Shackleton – Hackney Marshes Dub05. King Midas Sound – U Dub06. Loefah & SGT Pokes – Dog Money Dub07. Distance – Ill Kontent Dub08. RSD – After All Dub09. Jack Sparrow – Red Sand Dub10. Mala – City Cycle Dub11. Cyrus – Footsteps Dub12. Kode 9 & Spaceape – Abeng Dub
Disc 2: Dubstep Originals01. Pinch ft Emika – 201202. Armour (Roly Vex’d) – The Long Way03. Guido – Korg Back04. Shackleton – Hackney Marshes05. King Midas Sound – U06. Loefah & SGT Pokes – Dog Money07. Distance – Ill Kontent08. RSD – After All09. Jack Sparrow – Red Sand10. Mala – City Cycle11. Cyrus – Footsteps Guido- Mad SaxKing Midas Sound - Goodbye Girl