Dub and reggae are closely related genres that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Reggae is a music genre that evolved from ska and rocksteady, characterized by its offbeat rhythms, emphasis on the bass guitar, and syncopated beats. It often features themes of social justice, love, and spirituality in its lyrics.

Dub, on the other hand, emerged as a subgenre of reggae in the late 1960s. It involves remixing existing reggae tracks by manipulating and emphasizing different elements like the drum and bass lines, adding echo, reverb, and other effects, and stripping away vocals or instruments. Dub is known for its experimental and innovative use of studio technology, creating a spacious and atmospheric sound.

Dub music often features instrumental tracks or versions of existing reggae songs with an emphasis on rhythm, bass, and the manipulation of sound through studio techniques. Dub has had a significant influence on various music genres, particularly electronic music, due to its focus on studio experimentation and sonic manipulation.

Both dub and reggae have made a profound impact on music globally, influencing numerous artists and genres across the musical spectrum. Their infectious rhythms, socially conscious lyrics, and innovative production techniques continue to resonate with audiences worldwide.


In 1999, Florian Fleischmann and Axel Hirn moved from Vienna to Berlin only to be confronted with stubborn prejudice and the usual ‘Kruder & Dorfmeister-influenced bedroom producer scene’ comparisons which every musically inclined native of Vienna at home at the intersection of dub, house and reggae has probably encountered at some point. Challenge number two …

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Dub Syndicate

In 1982 – Adrian Sherwood, UK Reggae producer and visionist teamed up with the late Roots Radics and Creation Rebel drummer from Jamaica called Style Scott to form Dub Syndicate. They have continually released albums over for a decade of more than 25 years , until Style Scott’s tragically death (senselessly murdered) on 9 October …

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DUBMATIX a.k.a. Jesse King  – a producer who stands for Dub as a style with all its reference points between commerce and innovation, fiction and present as well as future…! He works in Toronto/ Canada and that is the erea where the genre’s busiest, most talented and possibly cleverest producer hails from.  His first album …

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The Dubvisionist

Man of board : Felix Wolter, also known as  The Dubvisionist Felix is probably the most “futuresized” roots dub person on the scene since 1981 in Germany !  A producer who loves the genre  Reggae & Roots  and Culture – but with a heavy love to the crossover with definite to neo dub, reggeatone, drum …

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Dr. Dubenstein

What a name – what a class: Dr. Dubenstein! Sounds strange and definitely, coupled with the comic-like cover he used to show in his artworks. Behind this we can find Derrick Parker from Washington D.C., who has been working as a studio technician for years and has worked with bands like Toots & The Maytals …

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Dub Spencer & Trance Hill - dub reggae and electronic dance music.

Dub Spencer & Trance Hill

Dub Spencer & Trance Hill is a Swiss band that has carved out a distinctive niche in the world of music by ingeniously blending dub, reggae, and trance with elements of rock and psychedelia. Hailing from Zurich, Switzerland, the band comprises Marcel Stalder, Phillipp Greter, Markus Meier, and Julian Dillier, each contributing their unique talents …

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Dubblestandart - Dub Music


DUBBLESTANDART is an Austrian band that has become a defining force in the global dub and reggae scene. Emerging from Vienna, this collective has skillfully blended traditional dub rhythms with electronic influences, creating a signature sound that’s both modern and rooted in the genre’s rich history. Formed in the mid-1990s by Paul Zasky and Robbie …

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