“Smoke the ganja and listen to some conscious reggae vibrations!” proclaims Rasta Reuben Kwabena on the track Dub In Me Hand, over Dubmatix’s Toronto/island beats. The project of local producer Jesse King (son of jazz great and one-time Janis Joplin band member Bill King), Renegade Rocker is Dubmatix’s third release since debuting in 2004.
This time Dubmatix lays down another tight, well-produced collection with guest appearances by Alton Ellis, Sugar Minott and Ranking Joe. Despite the fact that nearly half the songs have the word “dub” in the title, King actually explores a number of tropical-tinged subgenres including roots, dancehall, future dub and electro.
Dubmatix rocks Thymeless w/ Dub Collective on Saturday (May 31).