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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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    Reggae, Dub

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    Reggae, Dub

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    Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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    Mad Professor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

    Oldschool jungle, Reggae, Dub

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    Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub

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    Vibronics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

    Reggae, Dub

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    Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub

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    The Aggrovators is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

    Reggae, Dub

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    Industrial music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

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    Reggae, Dub

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    Traditional music, Folk music, Reggae

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    Reggae, Rhythm and blues, Roots reggae

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    Reggae, Dub

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    Reggae, Dub

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    Reggae, Dub

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Dub

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    Reggae, Dub

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    Ska, Rock music, Reggae

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    Ska, Reggae, Dub

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    Winston McAnuff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

    Reggae, Dub, Funk

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    Destroy Babylon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

    Rock music, Reggae, Dub

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Dub

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    Reggae, Dub

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    Dub Colossus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

    Reggae, Dub

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    Folk music, Electronic music, Reggae

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    Joe Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

    Reggae, Dub

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    Nu jazz, Nuevo tango, Trip hop

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    Ska, Rock music, Reggae rock

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    Reggae, Dub, Lovers rock

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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Oldschool jungle

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    Bill Laswell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

    Industrial hip hop, Experimental music, Dub

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    Experimental rock, World music, Dub

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    Drum and bass, Dub, Soul music

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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Dub

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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    John Brown's Body is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

    Indie, Ska, Reggae

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    Downtempo, Dubtronica, Dub

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    Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub

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    Reggae, Dub, Alternative rock

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    Ska punk, Reggae, Dub

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    Ska punk, Reggae, Dub

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    Downtempo, Pop music, Electronic music

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    De Facto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

    Chicano rock, Salsa music, Electronic dance music

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Dub

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