Scientist
Introducing Scientist - The Best Dub Album In The World
Superior Viaduct
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2018
LP
18.59
SV093LP
Heavy Tip-On Sleeve, 2018 Repress
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Tracklist
1Steppers 3:59
2Rubber Foot 2:23
3Elasticated 2:40
4Rocking 2:30
5Lovers 2:43
6Front Line 2:26
7Scientific 2:38
8Jungle 2:11
9Bali Hi 2:23
10Chemistry 2:52

Hopeton Brown, better known as Scientist, has been a pioneering figure in the world of dub for nearly 40 years. His early love of electronics proved fruitful when (still a teenager) he was hired at King Tubby's studio in Kingston. Brown quickly ascended the ranks and became heir to Tubby's throne, producing imaginative and technically impressive mixes that solidified his forward-looking nickname.

Introducing Scientist - The Best Dub Album In The World, his 1980 debut LP, lives up to its boastful title. Recorded with Sly & Robbie at Channel One Studio and mixed at King Tubby's, the album features hypnotic basslines, reverb-drenched keyboards, and fluid, start-stop rhythms. Opening track "Steppers," with its well-balanced phrasing and organic contours, shows Scientist's mastery of the studio-as-instrument concept. On "Scientific," the effects-laden guitars are stretched to their outer limit to create magnificent, spaced-out textures and muted tension. Introducing Scientist displays the talents of a man obsessed with every element of production, drawing out the very best of the dub form.