Saturday, October 15

Sly & Robbie - Riddim: The Best of Sly and Robbie in Dub 1978-1985


"... RIDDIM collects the duo's own work in the dub vein between 1978 and 1985. While Sly & Robbie have lent their trademark sound to recordings that range all over the stylistic map, it's perfectly suited to the deep, heady vibe of instrumental dub. Shakespeare's pulsing, organic bass bobs and weaves between Dunbar's fractured, rimshot-filled rhythms, creating grooves that are at once spare, elemental, complex, and irresistible. Ironically, Sly & Robbie man the mixing boards on only a few tracks here, allowing guest producers to assist in constructing their soundscapes. The result is a lengthy, completely satisfying set of instrumental dub that spotlights the talents of one of the world's most notorious rhythm sections."
allmusic
YouTube: Riddim: The Best of Sly & Robbie in Dub 1978-1985

2012 March: Horace Andy + Sly & Robbie - Livin´ It Up, 2013 March: Taxi Connection live 1986

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