Audrey In Dub

A chance back-to-back playing of two Weatherall tunes on the pod in the car led me to thinking about what an Andrew Weatherall dub compilation album might look like. Much of his work is to a greater or lesser degree informed by dub and dub production but from his earliest remixes through Sabres Of Paradise and into the recent solo work and the Asphodells there are plenty of pretty much pure dubwise tunes that work really well together burnt onto a disc or compiled on a playlist. These ones work at the moment for me and in this order.

S.O.P ‘Ysaebud’ (a one sided 7″ single from 1994, credited as S.O.P. From The Vaults)
Saint Etienne ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ A Mix Of Two Halves
Sabres Of Paradise ‘Edge 6’ (B-side of Theme 12″)
New Order ‘Regret’ Sabres Slo ‘n’ Lo Mix
Sabres Of Paradise ‘RSD’
The Orb Perpetual Dawn Ultrabass II
Sabres Of Paradise ‘Return Of Carter’ (B-side of Theme 12″)
Steve Mason ‘Boys Outside’ Dub Mix 1
Madness ‘The Death Of A Rude Boy’ Andrew Weatherall Remix
Group Rhoda ‘King’ Asphodells Remix
Two Lone Swordsmen ‘As Worldly Pleasures Wave Goodbye’ (from Stay Down- this isn’t really dub per se, it’s just a lovely way to close the album)


King (Asphodells remix)

King Dubby

I got back from London last night, everyone safely delivered home. While I was down south the north nearly blew away and the rest of my family bunkered in and were warned by the TV not to leave the house unless absolutely ‘essential’.

This appeared on the internet yesterday and while I apologise for delivering you yet more Andrew Weatherall stuff this remix for San Francisco’s Group Rhoda is a splendid piece of digital dub (done under Weatherall and Timothy Fairplay’s Asphodells umbrella). What a lovely way to start Saturday and a half term holiday. A commenter at Soundcloud disagrees though- ‘it is tiring’ he/she says, ‘the drums are stiff too much and gave me headache. I do not like it at all!’ Each to their own. Find it here.