Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell, the legendary dub master. Nuff said.
Dennis Bovell is a reggae legend, producer, innovator, Dub master and is one of the founders of UK reggae and Lovers Rock. He has worked with acts such as Linton Kwesi Johnson, Alpha Blondy ,Fela Kuti, Edwyn Collins to name a few. He is the producer of The Slits’ and the Pop Group’s first historical punk albums.
He draws his inspiration from all these genres and from working with skilled musicians all over the world. Recently he has worked with Boy George, Arcade Fire, Hollie Cook, Joss Stone, The Stone Foundation and General Roots among others.
This collection of Dubs represents the roots of a British Dub. It’s the foundation of a UK style and a fore runner to the Drum and Bass and Dub step genres. Bovell’s influence on Dub and reggae in particular is very important and represents the British Dub origins. His sound and style has inspired many genres of music, such as Indie, Punk, Pop and world music –Dennis Bovell Bandcamp