Reggae 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. (156 items)
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1
172 37
King Tubby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub

2
134 29
Lee
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

3
122 24
Scientist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub

4
86 17
Augustus Pablo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub

5
48 8
Dub Syndicate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub

6
65 18
Mad Professor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Oldschool jungle, Reggae, Dub

7
62 20
Fat Freddy's Drop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Traditional music, Folk music, Reggae

8
45 11
10 Foot Ganja Plant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub

9
32 5
Jah Shaka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Rhythm and blues, Roots reggae

10
31 5
Vibronics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub

11
33 8
The Aggrovators is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub

12
34 9
Alpha & Omega is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub

13
26 4
Joe Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub

14
29 6
The Skints is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Ska, Reggae, Dub

15
25 4
Mikey Dread is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub

16
26 5
Adrian Sherwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Industrial music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

17
27 6
U Roy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dancehall, Reggae, Dub

18
26 6
Keith Hudson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub

19
24 5
Salmonella Dub is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dub Musicians

20
20 3
Dub Incorporation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Dancehall, Reggae, Dub

21
20 4
Linval Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub

22
18 3
Dennis Bovell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub, Lovers rock

23
23 8
The Black Seeds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Ska, Rock music, Reggae

24
15 2
Dreadzone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Folk music, Electronic music, Reggae

25
19 6
Errol Thompson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dub Musicians
Reggae, Dub