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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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King Tubby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
King Tubby Reggae, Dub

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Lee “Scratch” Perry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Lee “Scratch” Perry Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Augustus Pablo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Augustus Pablo Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub

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Scientist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Scientist 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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Dub Syndicate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dub Syndicate Reggae, Dub

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10 Foot Ganja Plant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
10 Foot Ganja Plant Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub

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

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

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Thievery Corporation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Thievery Corporation Hip hop music, Downtempo, Lounge music

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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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The Aggrovators is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
The Aggrovators 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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Adrian Sherwood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Adrian Sherwood Industrial music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

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Mikey Dread is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Mikey Dread Reggae, Dub

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

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Dub Incorporation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dub Incorporation Dancehall, Reggae, Dub

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U Roy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
U Roy Dancehall, Reggae, Dub

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

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

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

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The Skints is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
The Skints Ska, 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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Bill Laswell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Bill Laswell Industrial hip hop, Experimental music, Dub

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340ml is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
340ml Reggae, Dub, Alternative rock

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Willi Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Willi Williams Reggae, Dub

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Dub Colossus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dub Colossus Reggae, Dub

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Long Beach Dub Allstars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Long Beach Dub Allstars Ska, Rock music, Reggae rock

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Dreadzone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dreadzone Folk music, Electronic music, Reggae

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Dennis Bovell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dennis Bovell Reggae, Dub, Lovers rock

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Asian Dub Foundation is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Asian Dub Foundation Hip hop music, Ragga, Oldschool jungle

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Jah Wobble is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Jah Wobble Experimental rock, World music, Dub

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Gotan Project is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Gotan Project Nu jazz, Nuevo tango, Trip hop

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Rhombus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Rhombus Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub

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Dub Trio is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dub Trio Rock music, Heavy metal, Dub

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The Rootsman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

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Winston McAnuff is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Winston McAnuff Reggae, Dub, Funk

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Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Shapeshifter Drum and bass, Dub, Soul music

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Roots Manuva is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Roots Manuva Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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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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John Brown's Body is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
John Brown's Body Indie, Ska, Reggae

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Clive Chin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Clive Chin Dub, Reggae

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Kaleo Wassman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Kaleo Wassman Ska punk, Reggae, Dub

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Destroy Babylon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Destroy Babylon Rock music, Reggae, Dub

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Singers & Players is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Singers & Players Reggae, Dub

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Ari Up is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Ari Up Dancehall, Reggae, Dub

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Elijah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Elijah World music, Reggae, Dub

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Smoke'n'Soul is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Smoke'n'Soul Dancehall, Reggae, Dub

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Audio Active is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Audio Active Reggae, Dub