Ariwa Posse Announces “The Roots of Dubstep Tour”

The legendary UK dub producer will be setting off to the other side of the Atlantic for a tour of the U.S. kicking off this coming Monday in Burlington Vermont. Setting up his Ariwa Sounds studio at home in 1979, the youth born Neil Fraser had an early fascination with electronics that has kept everyone fascinated with him ever since. He started in the game at a time when the UK lovers rock scene was at its peak with artists like Deborahe Glasgow (the sultry female voice heard on Shabba Ranks‘ “Champion Lover“), Kofi of Brown Sugar, and Sandra Cross. Using his innovative did numerous classic records with British microphone chanters like Macka B and Pato Banton. Not long after the Mad Professor teamed up with the Mad Genius Lee “Scratch” Perry and between the two madmen came some of sub’s most legendary works in the form of Mystic Warrior, Dub Take The Voodoo Out Of Reggae, and Fire In Dub. He remixed Massive Attack‘s second album Protection to create the sonic masterwork No Protection. Those who need to catch up on his work should check out A Rough Guide to Ariwa available via the proudly independent label’s official site. This compilation of dub tracks includes “Medusa’s Tail,” first released on Mad Professor’s 1986 album Schizophrenic. Audio & Tour Dates After The Jump…  Read more »