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World Music CD Reviews Reggae & Caribbean


By Jill Ettinger
Published June 27, 2006

Dub Power

Trumystic’s Dub Power takes reggae’s stoner-beloved cousin, dub, to new heights with twists and turns aplenty along the way. While supporting their 2002 debut Current Master with a hellish non-stop tour schedule that lasted nearly three years, this seven-piece troupe has perfected a sound that is as unique as it is enjoyable. Dub Power is comprised of two stunning discs, the second all dub versions of most of the 13 tracks on disc one. Tracks to sit down for: both versions of “Sa Dub,” “Chino Pablo,” “Alive,”  “High Times,” “Well” and the powerfully political “Johnny (the people vs. the government).” Kirsty Rock, who contributed the gripping vocals to Dub Side Of The Moon’s “Great Gig In The Sky,” may be one of the top five female singers music fans probably aren’t fully aware of…yet. She may look like Celine Dion, but she sings more like reggae legends Marcia Griffiths and Nadine Sutherland. And with dub master Mad Professor mixing tracks like “Stand Up,” Dub Power is sure to stand the test of time and come out a winner.