Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae
Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae (Music Culture)
by Michael Veal
Wesleyan University Press
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As befits a music invested in wiping itself away, the story of dub has been chronicled in an erratic fashion. Often cited as a precursor to just about everything musical since the 1970s, dub nonetheless subsists officially in the form of footnotes: as an adjunct to reggae, as a foundation for techno and house, as the fundament of a remix culture so pervasive as to go almost unnoticed in the present day.