A classic drum machine hip hop style beat drives a fast paced, minor key vocal rap performance, accented by orchestral strings, contrasted by the keyboards and guitars which accompany the uplifting chorus as well as the female dub vocals.
A minor key, dark and syncopated narrative, washed in off beat drums and guitars, ornamented with staccato guitars and female backing vocals. Featuring lead vocals from a classic reggae voice and bouncy horns.
A funky, reggae rock song with sweet guitar solos inbetween reverb- drenhced male and female vocals. Shakers unite a simple yet strong percussive groove, iced with wah and echoed guitars. Call and response styles in instrumentation and vocals feature heavily and bolster the lyrical content.
A slow paced, saxaphone led introduction precedes a melancholic vocal performance, capturing the mood of an elating yet melancholic song, dripping jazzy reggae vibes through the soft organ and reverberated piano and wah guitars.
A rhythmic, sampled introduction instrumental crashes into a powerful, rhythmic, rich funky tune with jumping clavinets, groovy drums and reginmented horns, commanded by a strong, uplifting vocal. Powerful lyrics encompass a dynamic performance typical of the style.
A pure reggae vibe. Wacky clavinets and deep, dubby basslines feature inbetween slapback drums and guitars, occasionally accompanied by sweet organs. Weird, roomy sounds create a sense of sinister mystery. Sexy phone call samples only reiterate the droning, dreamy groove.
Stormy samples immediately set the mood for the melancholy vocal and minor chord keyboards. Experimental vocal parts almost drone through the song, intertwining with melodic guitars and rhythmic horns, over a foundation of strings setting a darker and gloomy vibe.
Jazzy chords from undulating guitars are paired with a calypso-latin perucssion section create a seedy vibe that finds solace in lofty horns which drive this mostly instrumental, experimental track that gels latin and west indian grooves with style.
Clavinet- led grooves bring an elating, uplifting classic ska song, with an optomistic harmonic quality. Shrouded in wah guitars and gospel- style claps, the powerful and convincing vocal performance unites and polishes a modern, yet classic sound featuring vinyl vocal scratching.
An accelerating crescendo of tribal vocals come to a dramatic stop, paving way for droning digeridoos. The two then combine with jungle vocals to create a spiritual, harmonically ambiguous performance which experiments with echos and space as the music progresses.
Funky, rhythmic acoustic guitars introduce and carry what results in a syncopated groove, driven by the minor piano. Thick vocals make their home in the chorus inbetween dynamic verses featuring sporadic horns and auto tuned vocals. Electric guitars decorate with sweet riffs.
Swinging vocals and horns narrate the funky, upbeat, yet harmonically dark rhythm section, inculding ska piano, guitars and horns. Almost spoken word vocal verses carry mysterious lyrical content, producing clear and punchy chorus parts intertwined with experimental electronic production and sample manipulation.
A bouncy, medium paced, reverb and echo drenched groove envelopes an epitomic dub reggae performance from the king of the style. Jangly guitars and deep bass create a vast dynamic and full arrangement, with sporadic vocals spread by long echos, with rhythmic horns to fill the gaps.
Car- driving samples introduce a super- jolly and almost comedic vibe, with chorus drenched guitars and a variety of vocal timbres, melodies and rhythms. Frenzied guitars and keyboards create a boisterous feel with an almost constantly thich texture with something different to hear every bar.
Thick and creamy dub echos stake claim to the vocals and intro drums, allowing for a long and brooding intro, building into a spacey groove, driven by scratchy organs and a rhythmic bassline. Repetive vocals create an entrancing musical expedition, epitomised by delays, echos and reverbs.
Spacy, reverberated keyboards and sporadic drums command the groove that accompanies spoken word vocals in this glassy, spacy harrowing song. Classic reggae/ dub production creates a perfect vibe that supplies a canvas painted over by panning staccato guitars and delay-laden horns.
Lonely scratchy sounds are soon washed away with eerie synthesizers and vocal samples, breaking in to wistful chord sequences and super spacy reverberated instruments and vocals. Spoken word vocals present neurotic lyrical themes washed in a sea of delay and downcast drum grooves.
A straight ska/ reggae style beat with husky, uplifting vocals, featuring promising lyrical content. Panned guitars create a sense of space and open-ness, leaving ample space for ska horns in the instrumental sections. A variety of vocsal rhythms and melodies under a repetive and entrancing beat.
Avant-garde drum samples back up the experimental synth pads in this religiously-tinged modern dub track. Lyrical content praises Hindu gods and are carried by a neurotic, stormy, lo-fi instrumental. An experiment of sound manipulation made successful by a strong groove and wacky development.
Dark and cinematic strings give a harmonic base for dramatic, overdriven guitars in the introduction, leading in to a deep, dark and enigmatic dub and rock cross over. A track which is clearly drived by the distorted guitars left and right, which, when taken away, leave a tense bridge which explodes back in to the pulsating groove.
Lee Scratch Perry presents and epitomises his experimental, gloomy yet active reggae dub style, feautring deep drums and bass, simple off-beat keyboards and staccato guitars, with hints of rock guitars. Complex vocal layers share melodic and rhythmic vocal themes, with lyrical content speaking of Kingston, Jamaica, leading into wacky auto tuned vocals to create a sinister groovy vibe.
Oriental drums and muted guitars introduce a long, evolving, scratchy and eerie song led by contrasting organ, horns and complex drum beats which create an almost manic ambience. Spiritual vocals leave space for subdued trombone solos and electronic uplifters. this long song meanders through a plethora of rhythmic, melodic and harmonic themes creating a feel of change and development.
Gospel-ish organ introduces this interesting, evolving dub style song. Guitars are laden with modulating echoes matching the shaking drums. Deep, deep dub bass guitar lays the foundation for a loony vocal performance with odd lyrical content, separated by powerful horns. A truly modern take on a classic, deep dub vibe.
Eerie and out-of-this-world warped vocals are a stark contrast to the intense driving drum and guitar groove that follows and creates a rap-rock vibe. Inbetween the call-and-response vocal and distorted guitas, off-beat reggae guitars and keyboards seep through the gaps of what results in a thick textured, warped vocal and instrumental performance.