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bands/musicians 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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Lee “Scratch” Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Lee “Scratch” Perry Ska, Reggae Rocksteady

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King Tubby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
King Tubby Reggae, Dub

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Scientist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Scientist Reggae, Dub

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Augustus Pablo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Augustus Pablo Reggae, Roots reggae Dub

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Mad Professor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Mad Professor Oldschool jungle, Reggae Dub

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Fat Freddy's Drop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Fat Freddy's Drop Traditional music, Folk music Reggae

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10 Foot Ganja Plant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
10 Foot Ganja Plant Reggae, Roots reggae Dub

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Dub Syndicate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dub Syndicate Reggae, Dub

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Vibronics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Vibronics Reggae, Dub

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The Aggrovators is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
The Aggrovators Reggae, Dub

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Adrian Sherwood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Adrian Sherwood Industrial music, Reggae Rhythm and blues

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Keith Hudson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Keith Hudson Reggae, Dub

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Alpha & Omega is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Alpha & Omega Reggae, Dub

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Jah Shaka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Jah Shaka Reggae, Rhythm and blues Roots reggae

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Mikey Dread is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Mikey Dread Reggae, Dub

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U Roy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
U Roy Dancehall, Reggae Dub

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Dub Colossus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dub Colossus Reggae, Dub

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Dreadzone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dreadzone Folk music, Electronic music Reggae

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Errol Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Errol Thompson Reggae, Dub

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Dub Incorporation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dub Incorporation Dancehall, Reggae Dub

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Joe Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Joe Gibbs Reggae, Dub

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The Skints is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
The Skints Ska, Reggae Dub

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Linval Thompson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Linval Thompson Reggae, Dub

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The Black Seeds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
The Black Seeds Ska, Rock music Reggae

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Thievery Corporation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Thievery Corporation Hip hop music, Downtempo Lounge music

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Salmonella Dub is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

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Dennis Bovell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dennis Bovell Reggae, Dub Lovers rock

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Jah Wobble is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Jah Wobble Experimental rock, World music Dub

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Gotan Project is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Gotan Project Nu jazz, Nuevo tango Trip hop

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Long Beach Dub Allstars is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Long Beach Dub Allstars Ska, Rock music Reggae rock

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Asian Dub Foundation is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Asian Dub Foundation Hip hop music, Ragga Oldschool jungle

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Bill Laswell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Bill Laswell Industrial hip hop, Experimental music Dub

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The Rootsman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

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Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Shapeshifter Drum and bass, Dub Soul music

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Dub Trio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dub Trio Rock music, Heavy metal Dub

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340ml is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
340ml Reggae, Dub Alternative rock

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Singers & Players is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Singers & Players Reggae, Dub

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Willi Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Willi Williams Reggae, Dub

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Winston McAnuff is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Winston McAnuff Reggae, Dub Funk

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Destroy Babylon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Destroy Babylon Rock music, Reggae Dub

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De Facto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
De Facto Chicano rock, Salsa music Electronic dance music

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Rhombus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Rhombus Reggae, Roots reggae Dub

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Roots Manuva is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Roots Manuva Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Experimental hip hop

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Dubioza kolektiv is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dubioza kolektiv Ska, Reggae Dub

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Gentleman's Dub Club is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Gentleman's Dub Club Dubstep, 2 Tone Ska

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John Brown's Body is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
John Brown's Body Indie, Ska Reggae

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Boozoo Bajou is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Boozoo Bajou Downtempo, Dubtronica Dub

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Prince Fatty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

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Yesod Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Yesod Williams Ska punk, Reggae Dub

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Kenneth Bager is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Kenneth Bager Downtempo, Pop music Electronic music