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The Best Dub Musicians

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Born out of the reggae movement of the 1960s, dub is a subgenre of reggae that primarily delves into instrumental remixes of those original reggae tracks. The best dub artists remix and make the original songs theirs, literally. Many of the songs the best dub artists add reverb and other features to the songs, and in some cases, the remixed songs are more popular than the originals. Famous dub artists have built an almost legendary persona that exceeds their musical output and remain as important to reggae music as any artist.

So, what are the best dub artists? While there are plenty of dub reggae artists, only a handful can be considered at or near the top. Any list has to start with the likes of Lee "Scratch" Perry, Errol Thompson, King Tubby, Keith Hudson and Mad Professor. These musicians are widely known as the best dub artists, and with good reason. Their influences goes beyond dub music and the bands they've had an impact on is countless.

That said, it's up to you to decide what are the best dub artists. If you notice someone isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best dub bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest dub musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular dub bands that you might've heard of. (162 items)


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    King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown, Fatman Presents Twin Spin, Volume 1: Dub ...

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    Revolution Dub, Super Ape Inna Jungle, Time Boom X De Devil Dead

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    In the Kingdom of Dub, Fatman Presents Twin Spin, Volume 1: Dub ...

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    No Protection, Super Ape Inna Jungle, Dub Me Crazy

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    King Tubby Meets The Agrovators At Dub Station, Rasta Dub '76, Shalom Dub ...

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    King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown, Rockers Meets King Tubbys in a Fire ...

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    Empire Soldiers, The French Connection, Dub Italizer

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    Hillside Airstrip, Midnight Landing, Presents

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    Never Trust a Hippy, Becoming A Cliché, Survival & Resistance ...

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    Based on a True Story, Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW, Fantastic Voyages ...

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    Time Boom X De Devil Dead, Tunes From The Missing Channel, The Royal ...

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    The Rightful Ruler, Super Boss: The Great Treasure Isle Collection, Volume ...

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    The Black Foundation in Dub

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    The Positive Message, Far-I Ship Dub, Dub Symphony

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    Dub Story, The Early Sessions: 1974-1982, Phoenix Dub

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    Watch and Pray & Overstanding, Almighty Jah, Dub Philosophy

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    On the Sun, Into the Dojo, Dust and Dirt

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    Pave the Way, Rasta in Control, World War III

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    Part & Parcel, The Skints, Live. Breathe. Build. Believe.

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    Pick a Dub, Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood

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    Killervision, Heal Me, Inside the Dub Plates

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    360°, Sound, Second Light

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    Dub Me Tender, Addis Through the Looking Glass, Rockers Meet Addis Uptown ...

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    Paradise, Diversité, Afrikya

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    Ghosts Outside, Mek It Run, Strictly Dub Wise

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    Inspiración Espiración, La Revancha del Tango, Tango 3.0

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    African Dub All-Mighty, Volume 2, African Dub All-Mighty

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    The Ungodly Kingdom EP, I Could Have Been a Contender, Spinner

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    Community Music, R.A.F.I., Facts and Fictions

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    Wonders of the World, Right Back, Smoke n' Tats

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    Old School New School, City of Djinn, Out of the Darkness: The Rootsman ...

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    Long Live the Vortex, SEParation, Oligopuzzled

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    Soulstice, Riddim Wise LP, Real Time

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    Buck Jam Tonic, Near Nadir, Ambient Dub

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    Spirits All Around Us, Pressure Points, Among Them

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    Another Sound Is Dying, New Heavy, Exploring the Dangers Of

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    Leaps & Bounds, Revenge of the Underdog, War of Words

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    Dread More Dan Dead, Sunshine Taboo

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    Dust My Broom, Satta, Grains

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    Prince Fatty Versus the Drunken Gambler, Super Size, Survival of the ...

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    Future Reference, Rhombus, Bass Player

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    Moving, Sorry for the Delay

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    Fragments From a Space Cadet, Fragment One (... And I Kept Hearing), Alarm ...

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    What a Man a Deal With?, Electric Dread, Pick Hits To Click

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    Aquarius Dub

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    Run Come Save Me, Dusted, Awfully Deep

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    Légende du scorpion à quatre queues, ¡Megaton ...

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    Bengali Bantam Youth Experience!, Twelve Inch Confrontation Mix, Yemen ...

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