Biggest Stars

Natiruts
Natiruts
BRARoots Reggae

Natiruts

BRAReggaeRoots Reggae
Stick Figure
Stick Figure
USARoots Reggae

Stick Figure

USAReggaeRoots Reggae
Reggaeville
Reggaeville
DEURoots Reggae

Reggaeville

DEUReggaeRoots Reggae
Thievery Corporation
Thievery Corporation
USADowntempo

Thievery Corporation

USAElectronicDowntempo
Steel Pulse
Steel Pulse
GBRRoots Reggae

Steel Pulse

GBRReggaeRoots Reggae
Black Alien
Black Alien
BRAAlternative Hip Hop

Black Alien

BRAHip HopAlternative Hip Hop
Biga ranx
Biga ranx
FRADub

Biga ranx

FRAReggaeDub
Interplanetary Criminal
Interplanetary Criminal
GBROther Electronic Music

Interplanetary Criminal

GBRElectronicOther Electronic Music
Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds
USARoots Reggae
Claimed Profile

Tribal Seeds

USAReggaeRoots Reggae
Fat Freddy's Drop
Fat Freddy's Drop
NZLDub

Fat Freddy's Drop

NZLReggaeDub
Green Lion Crew
Green Lion Crew
USADub

Green Lion Crew

USAReggaeDub
Pepper
Pepper
USAReggae Fusion

Pepper

USAReggaeReggae Fusion
Manudigital
Manudigital
FRARoots Reggae

Manudigital

FRAReggaeRoots Reggae
Mo'kalamity
Mo'kalamity
FRARoots Reggae

Mo'kalamity

FRAReggaeRoots Reggae
Easy Star All-Stars
Easy Star All-Stars
JAMRoots Reggae

Easy Star All-Stars

JAMReggaeRoots Reggae
Stand High Patrol
Stand High Patrol
FRADub

Stand High Patrol

FRAReggaeDub
Raiz
Raiz
ITADance

Raiz

ITAElectronicDance
Dub FX
Dub FX
AUSDrum & Bass

Dub FX

AUSElectronicDrum & Bass
Lutan Fyah
Lutan Fyah
JAMRoots Reggae

Lutan Fyah

JAMReggaeRoots Reggae
Danakil
Danakil
FRARoots Reggae

Danakil

FRAReggaeRoots Reggae
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Top Artists by Radio Spins Last month

Dubmatix
Dubmatix
CANDub

Dubmatix

CANReggaeDub
2.6K radio spins
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Lee "Scratch" Perry
JAMDub

Lee "Scratch" Perry

JAMReggaeDub
2.5K radio spins
King Tubby
King Tubby
JAMDub

King Tubby

JAMReggaeDub
2.1K radio spins
Fat Freddy's Drop
Fat Freddy's Drop
NZLDub

Fat Freddy's Drop

NZLReggaeDub
1.7K radio spins
Cornel Campbell
Cornel Campbell
JAMDub

Cornel Campbell

JAMReggaeDub
1.6K radio spins

Most Streamed Spotify Tracks

Past Month
1
Petite Marie (Fanzine Remix)
Petite Marie (Fanzine Remix)
228K streams
2
My Face
My Face
130.4K streams
3
Lepas
Lepas
123.5K streams
4
Milk & Honey
Milk & Honey
113.6K streams
5
Push the Limits
Push the Limits
92.2K streams
6
7 days
7 days
91.6K streams
7
Sixteen Tons Of Pressure
Sixteen Tons Of Pressure
81.3K streams
8
Liquid Sunshine
Liquid Sunshine
77.8K streams
9
Soul Fire Dub
Soul Fire Dub
72.2K streams
10
Wandering Eye - Radio Edit
Wandering Eye - Radio Edit
70.1K streams
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Petite Marie (Fanzine Remix)

2

My Face

3

Lepas

4

Milk & Honey

5

Push the Limits

6

7 days

7

Sixteen Tons Of Pressure

8

Liquid Sunshine

10

Wandering Eye - Radio Edit

Top Spotify Playlists

This Is Fat Freddy's Drop
This Is Fat Freddy's Drop
Spotify
56.7K followers
Fat Freddy's Drop Radio
Fat Freddy's Drop Radio
Spotify
32.7K followers
Dub SoundSystem
Dub SoundSystem
romain
28.6K followers
This Is Lee "Scratch" Perry
This Is Lee "Scratch" Perry
Spotify
12.4K followers
Dub Reggae Bass Addict
Dub Reggae Bass Addict
greenlioncrew-us
12K followers
Fat Freddy's The Big Drop Off
Fat Freddy's The Big Drop Off
Fat Freddy's Drop
10.9K followers

Subgenre Popularity

Music stats for top 3,000 artists last month

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      Dub artists
      Spotify
      43.4M
      Streams on Spotify
      YouTube
      0
      Views on YouTube
      Radio Airplay
      47.8K
      Radio spins
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      Questions? We have answers

      Overview of Dub music

      Dub music emerged in Jamaica in the late 1960s as a subgenre of reggae. It is characterized by the use of reverb, echo, and other sound effects, applied to instrumental tracks and vocals.

      Dub music is known for its heavy bass lines and stripped-down sound, with emphasis on the rhythm section and the use of space and silence.

      Dub music has been influential in the development of electronic dance music, as well as in the evolution of reggae and other genres.

      Dub music has also been used as a means of political expression, with artists using their music to address issues of social justice and inequality. The genre has continued to evolve over the years, incorporating new technologies and influences from around the world.

      Today, dub music remains a vibrant and influential part of the global music scene.

      Which musicians and bands defined Dub music?

      Some of the most prominent Dub musicians and bands include:

      King Tubby (1968-1989) - Regarded as the pioneer of dub music, King Tubby revolutionized the genre with his innovative mixing techniques and studio wizardry, creating a distinct sound that became the foundation for dub's evolution.

      Lee "Scratch" Perry and The Upsetters (1968-1972) - Known for his eccentricity and creative genius, Lee "Scratch" Perry, along with his band The Upsetters, pushed the boundaries of dub music, infusing it with psychedelic elements and unconventional studio experimentation.

      Scientist (1981-present) - Scientist, a talented Jamaican producer and engineer, gained fame for his mastery of dub mixing, creating immersive sonic landscapes and contributing to the genre's growth during its golden era.

      Augustus Pablo (1970s-1999) - Augustus Pablo, a Jamaican melodica player and producer, played a crucial role in popularizing melodica as a prominent instrument in dub music, adding haunting melodies and atmospheric textures to the genre's sonic palette.

      The Mad Professor (1979-present) - The Mad Professor, a British producer and musician, has been a driving force in the modern dub scene, blending dub with electronic and experimental elements, and collaborating with artists from various genres.

      Adrian Sherwood (1980s-present) - Adrian Sherwood, along with his label On-U Sound, has been instrumental in fusing dub with punk, industrial, and electronic music, pushing the boundaries of the genre and creating a distinct sonic identity.

      Which songs and albums defined Dub music?

      Some of the most iconic songs in Dub music include:

      "Police and Thieves" by Junior Murvin (Song, 1976) - Produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry, this politically charged song, with its dub-inspired production techniques, showcases the fusion of roots reggae and dub that defined the era.

      "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown" by Augustus Pablo (Song, 1976) - A groundbreaking track featuring the brilliant dub mixing of King Tubby, it takes Pablo's haunting melodica melody and sends it on a sonic journey through echo chambers and reverberating soundscapes.

      Dub music has also produced several influential albums such as:

      "Super Ape" by Lee "Scratch" Perry and The Upsetters (Album, 1976) - This seminal album, with its deep basslines, swirling effects, and mesmerizing rhythms, exemplifies Lee "Scratch" Perry's eccentric production style and has become a classic in the dub reggae canon.

      "Blackboard Jungle Dub" by The Upsetters (Album, 1973) - Created by Lee "Scratch" Perry, this early dub masterpiece is a sonic journey through swirling echoes, thunderous basslines, and innovative studio techniques that laid the foundation for the genre.

      "Dubbing with the Observer" by Niney the Observer (Album, 1975) - Produced by Niney the Observer, this album captures the essence of dub reggae with its heavy rhythms, dub effects, and infectious grooves, showcasing Niney's exceptional production skills.

      "Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires" by Scientist (Album, 1981) - This classic dub album by Scientist, filled with deep basslines, ethereal echoes, and a haunting atmosphere, solidifies his reputation as one of dub reggae's most influential producers.

      "Dub Side of the Moon" by Easy Star All-Stars (Album, 2003): This imaginative reinterpretation of Pink Floyd's iconic album, infused with dub reggae elements, demonstrates the genre's ability to transform and reimagine music across genres.

      These albums have been instrumental in shaping the sound of Dub music and have inspired generations of musicians around the world.

      Which music festivals and events represent Dub music?

      There are several music festivals and events that represent Dub music genre, including Dubwise Festival, Outlook Festival, and Dub Camp Festival.

      Dubwise Festival is an annual event that takes place in California and features some of the biggest names in Dub music.

      Outlook Festival is a four-day event that takes place in Croatia and features a diverse range of Dub music and its subgenres.

      Dub Camp Festival is a three-day event that takes place in France and features live performances, sound system sessions, and workshops that explore the history and culture of Dub music.

      These festivals and events provide a platform for both established and emerging Dub music artists to showcase their talents and connect with fans from around the world.