In Dub

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Jamaram's unique mix of every style that grooves and moves has brought countless festival and club visitors to sheer ecstasy. But the band also knows how to be subtle, as proven on Jamaram In Dub, which is just as driving and indulgent as their four previous albums. Reggae is the main foundation that the eight musicians use as a base, while constantly utilizing influences to further enrich their sound. The album Jameleon is a good example of the incredible impact that Africa has had on the Jamaram band. Other bands don't often succeed in molding such a variety of genres into a homogenous soundscape, but Jamaram In Dub takes it to the next level by remixing the Jamaram sound completely in dub. This really shows the musical quality of the band, because dub doesn't strictly mean reduction to only drum & bass -- it leaves room for a focus on detail that the listener might miss in "regular" songs. Fans of the previous albums will experience their favorite songs in brand new arrangements. Newcomers will have an album that plays with all facets of dub and will possibly be introduced to a new world of sound. The typical, if not trademark, versatility of the band is proven once again on Jamaram In Dub. Carried by a constant reggae groove, the remixes lead you through very differentiated styles and epochs of dub, containing everything that dub has to offer: from reminiscences of the early Jamaican masters with their crazy delay-frenzies to psychedelic influences all the way to the steppers-style of the "British School." This album is good the lounge, but it works just as well in the clubs, giving the sub-woofers plenty of work as well as the dancers in the dancehall. The 14 tracks are made up of a selection of carefully hand-picked songs from the last four albums and three brand-new songs. Mixed by the devoted and loyal Jamaram producer Umberto Echo, who set new standards for dub music in Germany with his albums Dubtrain and Dub The World, now he has helped his fellow colleagues in Jamaram to move into a brand-new sound dimension.