“King Jammy Destroys The Virus with Dub” by King Jammy

This Friday, March 18, 2022, the album titled King Jammy Destroys The Virus With Dub (label VP Records) by Jamaican producer, mixing engineer and reggae icon, King Jammy, will be released. These are 12 new dub mixes from his original recordings made in his famous Waterhouse studio in Kingston.

1- Closed Border Dub – 2- Quarantined in Dub – 3- Lockdown Dub

King Jammy went back to his multi-track master recordings from the 70s-90s and remixed new dub versions of classic recordings. King Jammy Destroys The Virus With Dub is a follow-up to Waterhouse Dub, also released by VP Records in 2017.

VP Records tells us that “King Jammy Destroys The Virus With Dub” is a reminder of the producer’s enduring catalog and skill at the mixing board.

To this day, I love mixing and I love mixing dubs. Getting back to the master tapes is like going back in time and really brings back memories of all these great singers musicians who I’ve worked with. When you mix, you can highlight different aspects of the recording – whether it’s the singers or any of the individual instruments. A dub mix brings them through space and time and colors each part with echo, reverb, and phasing. Each time I do a new mix, I get a different view of the song, but it’s all done live, spontaneous. This project was a pleasure to work on, and I brought together riddims from the early years, like Black Uhuru, Sugar Minott, and Barry Brown, and then moving in the late 80s and 90s with Junior Delgado, Gregory Isaacs, and Frankie Paul. I hope my fans will enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as I did while I was making the album”, King Jammy explained.

King Jammy’s influence on the development of dub music and reggae production in his five-decade career is incalculable. His impact was highlighted most recently in XL2’s “Way In My Brain” the soundtrack used for Facebook’s 2021 rebranding as Meta.